It’s been quite a challenge for our counselling team to be supporting families online and by phone during the lockdown, but it is a challenge they have risen to, delivering support in new and innovative ways. One of our children’s counsellors has been working with our Edward’s Trust children very creatively to engage them in activities they can do together, but in their own homes. The first project involved planting sunflower seeds, Sue Dale says, of Seeds of Hope, ”during these difficult & challenging times Edward’s Trust children have had great fun planting giant sunflower seeds inspiring hope and growth. At the end of the summer, fingers crossed, we will enjoy giant sunflowers. One of the creative ways in which we are engaging & supporting children in their grief’ About last weeks project, Made with Love – Sue says, ‘during lockdown we have been encouraging our Edward’s Trust children to participate in things they love to do & make them feel a little happier. Our Baking week was great fun we enjoyed Chocolate & raspberry brownies, choc chip fairy cakes, biscuit faces and jiggly Japanese Cheesecakes. In difficult times find strength in the things that give you a little happiness.’ Despite being in lockdown, our creative ways to engage and support children continues…
One of our fab supporters Sarah Beech from MPH Therapy & @BNIMercury is raising money for us by having a Personal Training session every day for 6 weeks! EVERY DAY!! Support her here: http://ow.ly/gIlq50Cuugl We look forward to hearing how fit you are by the end Sarah! Thank you.
Today marks the start of Grief Awareness Week #NGAW20 We're encouraging you to #ShareYourStory. You never know who it might help.
Who fancies winning a fabulous turkey dinner? Turkey, ham, pigs in blankets & all the trimmings.....! Our great turkey raffle is now live; enter here: https://justgiving.com/fundraising/edwardstrustchristmasturkey Many thanks to Rebecca Critcher from BNI Mercury - Birmingham
Another cracking quiz night run by @ssaulroute39 from @BNIMercury A fabulous 48 teams and huge congratulations to the winners: Chappy solo, St. Irchley & The Goodway Gang. Thanks all. Support for bereaved families much appreciated on #GivingTuesday