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…
Bidding is now closed for #NFL helmet signed by @miamidolphins #HoF QB @danmarino. Huge congratulations to winner who is not only a fan of #NFL but also local & a fan of Edward's Trust, so we're delighted . Huge thanks too to @siviyBrummie for donating helmet.
This summer some of our Edward’s Trust children & young people embarked on growing the biggest sunflower. In difficult times the children grew these sunflowers from seed, providing them with love & kindness. Well done to all 'sunflower superstars' who took part. Sue 🌻
Bids for our genuine signed helmet by the greatest QB #HoF @DanMarino @MiamiDolphins close on Monday! with all money going to support bereaved families in the W.Midlands @NFLUK @BirminghamLions #NFL https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392936822460 http://www.edwardstrust.org.uk
That is fabulous!... What a fantastic idea! Thank you! Would be great to hear other people's ideas too - what creative, wild & wonderful '31 in 31' plans have we got being hatched?? 🐣
@Edwardstrust Me & my friends are putting £20 each in a pot & all have to walk 31 miles each week throughout October. Every mile missed you have to pay an extra £1, for every mile over my husbands company will pay £1. Person who does the most miles wins a prize #IDoNotWalk #IDriveEverywhere 😬