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Personal stories

Charlotte – living without her mum

Published by Caroline, 17 Feb 2020

Two and a half years after her mum died, Charlotte jumped out of a plane (with Amanda Holden) – to honour one of her mum’s wishes. Here, she tells her story of what happened when her mum died, how she found HOLG and how we helped her to grieve. Charlotte was just 14 when her […]

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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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