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Personal stories

Meet Kate – our youngest trustee

Published by Caroline, 28 Jan 2019

Six years after coming to us for support, Kate Trevelyan joined us as a volunteer and is now one of our Trustees. Here’s her story of how she came to be giving children the support she herself had. Kate’s journey with Holding On Letting Go started when she was 14, when her mum suddenly died […]

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Remembering Imogen – with fun at the colour run

Published by Caroline, 25 Jan 2019

We often step in to help families dealing with grief. Parents who lose a child are often struggling so much with their own grief that they are unable to guide their surviving children through it too. This was the story of the Champion family when their one-year-old Imogen died suddenly. Mum Emily recalls the help […]

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Samuel’s story

Published by Jane Cornwall, 2 Feb 2017

by Jane Cornwell The sudden and unexpected death of my father left us as a family in a state of shock and devastation. He had been in hospital for 2 weeks and the day of his death it had been agreed that he could come home for a few hours, with the view of coming home […]

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Julien and his 3 children

My Story by Julien Lawton

Published by Caroline, 12 Dec 2016

My story is quite a simple story. My life was as normal as most, I was happily married to Sara, we had two children, Harrison 5 and Amelia 4 and had just been blessed with our third, Gracie. It was whilst breastfeeding Gracie that Sara discovered a lump and was feeling lethargic. After much to-ing […]

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