National Grief Awareness week 2020 2nd -8th December

It is held to raise awareness of all aspects of grief and loss on a national scale

Due to COVID we are really sorry to say we will not be holding Christmas Remembrance Services this year at the Crematorium. 

You are welcome to visit the Crematorium from the 2nd December to leave a message on the Christmas trees in the cloisters.  Please wear a mask when you are in the building and social distance from others not in your household.

As part of National Grief Awareness week on Monday 7th December, those remembering the death of a baby/child are invited to pop into our chapel to light a candle and leave a message on the tree in the Chapel. If you are unable to attend please contact us and we can light a candle, write a message and send you a photo via WhatsApp or Email. Sanitiser will be provided and please wear a mask when you are in the building and social distance from others not in your household.

Last year visitors to the Crematorium, Funeral Directors and Arrangers, celebrants, staff and Noodles the crematorium dog completed a 5k before in Richmond Park, unfortunately this year due to COVID we cannot all meet together to run but we can run/walk together virtually.  If you would like to be involved please contact us.   You may be remembering someone you love; a child, mother, father, Grandad, grandmother, uncle, aunt, sister, brother, friend, colleague . #shareyourstory #strongertogether

There is an event with Gary Andrews on 3rd December 7-9 . The focus will be on parental bereavement  but all untimely grief  the event is free thanks to Death Positive Libraries

All of those at the Good Grief Trust have lost someone they love, so they want to help you find the support you need as quickly as possible –

Wave of Light

Friday 15th October 2021 – 7pm – 8pm

Baby Loss Awareness Week Finishes each year on October 15th with the global wave of light.  October 15 is also International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day and is recognised across the world.  We would like to invite you to join with other families across the world and take part in the global wave of light in our Chapel.  You are welcome to bring your own candle and we will also have candles available.  Quiet music will play in the background.

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