Sandy Bear Childrens Bereavement Charity

Month: October 2020

Sandy Bear receives £1500 grant

Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Charity has been awarded a £1500 grant to help it continue its services during the pandemic.

The Sandy Bear charity received the funding after its local Preseli MP Stephen Crabb nominated it for a cash award from Western Power Distribution’s (WPD’s) ‘In This Together – Community Matters Fund’.

The fund was established by the local electricity distributor at the start of lockdown to support grass root organisations in delivering care to vulnerable people and families. It initially supported over 300 organisations with £500,000 funding.  As the lockdown lifted, WPD extended its support by a further £250,000 and offered MPs the opportunity to put forward a community group or charity for a grant to help towards its work during these challenging times.

Stephen Crabb said: “Bereavement at any age can be heart breaking, but for young people the death of a loved one can turn their lives upside down.

“That’s why the work that Sandy Bear do in helping bereaved young people is so important. Its work with children and young families is to be commended and that’s why I was pleased to nominate Sandy Bear for this grant.”

Alison Sleightholm, WPD’s Resources & External Affairs Director, said: “Throughout this crisis we have worked tirelessly to support our local communities and keep the energy flowing to our 7.9 million customers. The crisis is far from over and as we enter the next phase of the UK’s response to the pandemic, we’re delighted that 92 MPs in our regions have nominated deserving causes for up to £1,500 of funding.

“We’re proud that, so far, we have been able to fund over 450 charities and groups within our area. Through the extension of our fund and with the fantastic support of our MPs, we’re able to support even more organisations doing valuable community work.”

Nina’s Birthday Fundraiser

For my birthday this year, I’m asking for donations to Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Charity. I’ve chosen this charity because their mission means a lot to me, and I hope that you’ll consider contributing as a way of celebrating with me. Every little bit will help me reach my goal. I’ve included information about Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Charity below.
 
We believe that every child and young person should have the opportunity to thrive and to be the very best that they can be. For some children and young people, the death of a loved one will turn their world upside down, leaving them bereft. Sandy Bear is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to improving and strengthening the emotional health and well-being of young people aged 0-18 (and their families), who have experienced the death of a loved one.
 
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New ‘Underwater’ Themed Room

So delighted to unveil our new underwater themed room sprayed by the talented.
Our competition winners, Emily (pictured with her brothers), Amelie and Clem have all given the new room the thumbs up – thank you so much all for creating our wonderful new space to welcome children, young people and families.

Emma Runs Marathon for Sandy Bear!

Even though the Virgin Money UK London Marathon2020 was cancelled, Emma Mills (our hero)  ran the 26.2 miles from Abereiddy to Llanstadwell in aid of Sandy Bear on the 3rd October. Despite pouring rain and really difficult conditions. An amazing achievement and raised funds for us to support the charity.