Over fifty people who have been bereaved of a loved one enjoyed fish and chips and ice creams as well as the Cromer Pier Theatre Show on a specially organised day trip to the North Norfolk town.
“It has always been our ambition to organise a treat for those who have attended our bereavement support groups and we are thrilled that we have been able to offer the Cromer Pier trip to so many people thanks to the grant funding” says Liz Chapman who has been running the Rosedale Bereavement and Friendship Groups with her husband Rod since they were founded. “Everyone who attended had such a wonderful day, with some new happy memories made and everyone was so keen to make it an annual event that some members of the group kindly helped to organise a Bingo Night at the Park Hotel in Diss to help raise funds for our next one! It has been wonderful for us to see a smile back on the faces of those who have lost a loved one.”
Rosedale were successful in their bids for community focused grants earlier this year, being awarded funds from the Eastern Daily Press Community Chest campaign and from the South Norfolk Council ‘Go For it’ campaign. They would also like to thank Simonds Coach hire for their generous support and hospitality on the day.
Rosedale runs bereavement support groups throughout the year. Everyone’s experience of grief is unique and there is no right or wrong way to grieve. In these groups you will find people who care and understand what you are going through. The group is open to anyone who has lost a loved one – no matter how long ago or in what circumstances, and regardless of which funeral director was used. The sessions are free and everyone is welcome – there’s no pressure to take part, if someone just wants to listen that’s fine.
Once the eight-week course has been completed attendees are invited to join the Friendship group which is a group that continue to offer support and companionship to each other.
Rosedale will be organising Christmas Services of Remembrance during December and new bereavement support groups will be commencing in the New Year, for further information, please see our Bereavement Support page.