Today ,I read this article in December’s ‘Child Bereavemnt Charity ‘ newsletter.The charity has been very good to us…..
HRH Prince William of Wales kindly hosted a dinner for the charity in November. It was a wonderful occasion held at Windsor Castle on the eve of the announcement of his engagement. We were honoured to have Prince William become Patron of the charity in March 2009 and he has taken an active interest ever since. He said on the night:
“I am so proud of what the Child Bereavement Charity achieves, and what it stands for. Bereavement is rightly seen as a time of intense private grief. But this is often misinterpreted as meaning a time of solitude, a time to let the bereaved sort themselves out on their own. I know that this is very far from the reality of what’s needed. The wonderful staff of the Child Bereavement Charity also understands this instinctively. A little non-intrusive help and understanding can make all the difference to people, young and old, going
through what is one of the most traumatic times in life.
I have had the privilege of meeting some of your families and talking to them about the comfort they take from their contact with the Child Bereavement Charity. The universal response is extraordinarily positive – to the extent that one family said that the Charity had quite literally proved their salvation. That is why I’m so proud of you all