Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Visit to Child Bereavement UK Offices

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the offices of Child Bereavement UK in Buckinghamshire on March 19, 2013.  Prince William has been a patron of this organization since May 2009.

During their visit they met with the staff and bereavement services, as well as met with the training and fundraisers teams.  The organization supports families as well as educational professionals grieving the loss of a baby or child, or when a child loses a parent.

From Child Bereavement UK's website:
The death of a parent, brother or sister; miscarriage or still birth; the loss of a baby or child of any age; these life-shattering events can plunge anyone into a devastating world of grief.
Child Bereavement UK believes that all families should have access to the support and information they need when a child grieves or when a child dies. Through understanding their grieving process and receiving help in dealing with bereavement from appropriately trained professionals, families can learn to live with their grief and begin rebuilding their lives. That is why we are here.
Later the couple met with bereaved families also involved in the Children's and Young Peoples Service (CHYPS), Young People's Advisory Group (YPAG), and Parent's Support Group.
 Pictures: Zimbio

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