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Sandy Bear named as Vincent Davies’ Charity of the Year

Staff at Vincent Davies have voted Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Charity their official Charity of the Year Partnership for 2022. The employees of Vincent Davies hold a vote each year for a local charity to receive financial support.

Over the last two years, Vincent Davies were able to raise £10,000 for their previous partnership, Alzheimer’s Society UK. These funds came from a range of activities including bake sales, collection boxes and their singing penguins.

Ceri Crichton, Charity Development Lead at Sandy Bear, is excited for this partnership, saying “We are very thankful to the Vincent Davies team for voting us their charity partner. Our partnership will help more vulnerable bereaved toddlers, children, and teenagers, access much needed professional support to help them towards a more positive future, following the death of an important person in their lives. Children are sometimes the ‘forgotten mourners’, and we have witnessed first-hand the harmful effects of unchecked bereavement, coupled with the coronavirus pandemic, on children, young people and families in our county. That is why we are particularly grateful to our partners, like Vincent Davies, who enable us to continue our support for children and teenagers”

Sarah John, Joint Managing Director at Vincent Davies says, “We are delighted to be supporting such a valuable and local charity here in Pembrokeshire.  Our aim is to work closely with Sandy Bear to raise as much money as possible to help support bereaved children in our community.  We’re looking forward to lots of exciting fundraising events that will involve the team at Vincent Davies and our customers, who are always keen to support of charity of the year.”

The support from the colleagues at Vincent Davies, and the general public, will change the lives of many families who are suffering a significant bereavement and will help vulnerable children and teenagers in Pembrokeshire to receive much needed support through their grief journey