Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Charity received a grant of £100,000 over three years to establish a new bereavement support service for children under six years old, and to expand the existing Sandy Bear service for six to eleven year-olds in Pembrokeshire. It will increase volunteer numbers and deliver professional training to provide greater capacity to meet an increasing demand for services.
Ceri Crichton is the Charity Development Lead at Sandy Bear and said, “The National Lottery Community Fund award of £100,000 has secured our new Sandy Cubs service for the next 3 years, supporting babies, toddlers, young children and their families when faced with one of life’s most devastating losses – the death of a significant loved one.
“This means that through the award, Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Charity can offer support to bereaved children, young people and their families throughout their entire childhood and teenage years, if they need us.
“We want to express our thanks and gratitude to the National Lottery players who are making a huge difference in our children’s lives that we serve. We are dedicated to helping children and teenagers through their grief journey and this is made possible because of you.”