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Personal stories

Oscar and his mum Leigh – their story

Published by Caroline, 28 Jan 2019

Meet Oscar and his mum Leigh, who have shared their story of what a big difference our bereavement weekends made to their lives. Leigh’s son Oscar was just two months away from his third birthday when his dad died, just 12 weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Oscar’s uncle, Leigh’s brother had also died […]

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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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