Meeting 21st June 2018

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We welcomed 3 newly bereaved parents to our meeting. The reading by Angela Miller – Newly Bereaved Parents’ was very suitable and discussion took place how to survive the first few weeks and months let alone the rest of the life without the child. Parents shared their experience of the first few weeks after their child death and how life … Read More

Child Bereavement UK Open Day

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Child Bereavement UK are having an Open Day on 23 May 2018 11 am – 5.30 at  Child Bereavement UK, Sapphire House 1b Opal Court Eastlake Park, Fox Milne, MK15 0DF Pop in for an informal chat with their friendly support practitioners. More information about the charity please visit: or phone 01908 550895

April Meeting

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We started our meeting by welcoming two new parents and read the poem ‘Just today’ . The discussion which followed was about the time of death of the child. One parent expressed her sadness as she still remembers the nurse coming to her while she was sitting with her dead son asking her if she has ‘done with him yet’. … Read More

Snowdrop planting 21st April 2018

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Our next snowdrop planting event is being held on Saturday 21st April from 1-3pm at the Woburn Abbey Gardens. It is helpful to bring some gardening gloves and to wear wellies or boots, the ground can get muddy. Any bereaved parent and their family and friends are invited to join us.

March Meeting 2018

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We started the meeting with a reading from the book Catching the Light by Genesse Bourdeayu Gentry ‘In This Place’ . We discussed how our group is a place where we relax, breathe, the child’s’ name is spoken as much as needed and ALL feelings can be expressed. This led to a discussion of what is comforting to a bereaved parent. … Read More

January meeting

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14 parents came to our January meeting and we welcomed one new mum. We started the meeting with  a reading by Angela Miller who reflected on her feelings about a New Year. New Year is a moment when one makes resolutions and changes in life. She expresses the painful reality that another year is ahead without the child. She writes: … Read More

December meeting

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We had our last meeting of this year very close to Christmas. 8 parents came along and they supported each other on how to ‘survive’ the Festive Season. ‘ A Bereaved Parent’s Christmas’ by Rebecca Carney ( posted 24December 2012 – One Woman’s Perspective) was read and she expressed the feelings of so many of the parents. She wrote how … Read More

October Meeting

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13 parents came to our meeting. The discussion took place about going  back to work. Some felt that going back to work was a way of breaking up the long days and  to get back to some normality where others found it more difficult to face work and colleagues.  Often money is controlling when to return to a paid job. … Read More

September meeting

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We had 11 parents at our last meeting. As it was the beginning of the academic year parents expressed their sadness that they aren’t able to experiencing their child’s milestone. Some find it very difficult to listen to parents who feel hard up getting shoes, uniform and whatever is needed to see their child off to school or university. They … Read More