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…
When someone dies, sometimes we can worry about what to say or do to support the bereaved person. Everybody's grief journey is different, but here is what one young man told us.
Spencer Gardner Dickins chose us as their Charity of the Year from July 2018 – July 2020. Fundraising activities included: a World cup Sweep Stake, Dress Down Days, Craft Fayres, Raffles, Breakfast Clubs, Keepy-uppy Challenges & more, raising a fab £1,416! Thank You @SGD_UK
A superstar indeed....!
I spy our superstar Richard!! I can’t wait to get my copy. And a lovely lady gave me a cheque for £100 for ET last week, so please can I have a copy for her.....Jxx https://twitter.com/edwardstrust/status/1291390355213029378