We’ve supported Nelson’s Journey for many years now, working with them in so many different ways, through being a trustee, staff members volunteering at the therapeutic weekends, giving talks, fundraising, providing memory bears, sponsoring training for schools and donating our Church style dolls house that is used to explain to children what happens at a funeral.
During 2018 Nelson’s Journey celebrated their 20th anniversary of supporting Norfolk’s bereaved children and young people. Rosedale Funeral Home was one of 20 Norfolk businesses to come together to raise a minimum of £1,000 each to support the salary costs of a Child Bereavement Support Worker. We held a variety of fundraising events including a bingo night and Rosedale’s Director, Simon Beckett-Allen took part in a Screwball Rally challenge.
We also had an amazing evening celebrating at their birthday ball, where 20 staff members attended to share in the celebrations and take part in their charity auction and have their fortunes told.
This video explains more and features some of the businesses involved, with Rosedale appearing just after the three minute mark.
In 2019 we will be continuing our support of Nelson’s Journey by promoting their Smiles & Tears gift box which was launched last year, creating a video to explain to a bereaved child what happens at a funeral and have further pledged to raise another £1,500 as part of their new group the NJ Twenty in 2019, to leave a legacy for bereaved children in Norfolk.
Collectively we aim to raise £30,000 which would fund all their therapeutic weekends in 2020. These therapeutic weekends enable bereaved children and young people the opportunity to meet others going through a similar experience, share their stores, learn coping mechanisms for challenging emotions such as anger and remember the person who has died.
Ideas for fundraising are in the very early stages, but will almost certainly include a Purple Picnic of some kind, perhaps a teddy bears picnic with our memory bears and usually there’s a spot of bingo in our calendar of events so watch this space, follow us on Facebook or let us know if you have an idea to share with us.
Supporting Nelson’s Journey
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