It's Children's Grief Awareness Week. Here in the UK 1 in 29 school-aged children will suffer the loss of a parent or sibling. Sadly this means more than 100 children are bereaved of a parent every single day. Two years ago my daughters, aged just 12 and 9, joined this club. Something no parent is ever prepared for.
Loss like this has a devastating impact on children and without support can have far-reaching, long-term consequences. "Children's bereavement counselling, from local charities like Daisy's Dream who supported my girls within their respective schools, is pivotal to re-building children's resilience, health and happiness. I will never be able to thank them enough" said Wendy Martin, our Chief Marketing Officer. "Today, via the For Good Causes platform I made donations to local charity Daisy's Dream and the national campaign #RememberWhen run in aid of #ChildrensGriefAwareness Week". "So proud to be part of For Good Causes and our work to deliver new digital ways to give and raise £500m for UK charities over 5 years. Our focus on "charity of choice" is at the very heart of our service. Because we all care about different causes and our choices change over time based on our life experiences and those of our loved ones". #ChildrensGriefAwarenessWeek#ForGoodCauses#CharityOfChoice