This year, I am raising money for a well deserving small, Kent based, charity - Holding On Letting Go. This amazing charity do incredible work, supporting bereaved children. Losing a loved one is devastating and HOLG provide support weekends for children, promoting resiliance and providing emotional support. It is also an opportunity for children to meet others who have experienced loss - knowing they are not alone.
This charity is incredibly close to my heart, as my own children lost both their father and their grandfather within a few short weeks of each other. It is hard to imagine the pain of telling your children that Daddy has gone to heaven, then a few weeks later, so has Grandad. My children were heartbroken and, understandably, found it incredibly difficult to cope with this huge loss. Losing Daddy and Grandad has had a big impact on my sons, and whilst we are all moving forward, it is still very difficult at times, and this loss will always be there.
The photo, of my two wonderful sons, was taken on the day of Daddy's funeral, 3 years ago.
I was recommended to HOLG, and I can't thank the amazing staff and volunteers there enough. They understand and offer truly valuable and much needed support. HOLG are totally reliant on donations, fundraising events and grants. Every penny counts, so please help me this year in raising funds for this incredible charity.
It doesn't bear thinking about, but if the worst did happen, and your children lost you, or someone close to them, they would really need a resource like HOLG.
Thank you for your support x