Bereavement charities call for more funding to support grieving families

Bereavement charities call for more funding to support grieving families who have lost loved ones in pandemic after Britain passed 100,000 Covid deaths milestone National Bereavement Alliance calls for mental health funds to support bereaved The charity says ‘sustainable funding’ would help services provide early support to meet bereaved people’s immediate health and welfare needs … Read more

TOWIE stars ‘offered bereavement counselling following former co-star Mick Norcross’ death’

TOWIE stars past and present have reportedly been offered bereavement counselling in the wake of Mick Norcross’ death aged 57. The former Sugar Hut owner, who starred on the show from 2011 to 2013, was found dead at his home in Essex on Thursday. And the cast of the ITVBe reality show, as well as … Read more

Prince William and Kate Middleton speak to frontline workers about bereavement support

The Duke of Cambridge has spoken candidly about how seeing people die when he was an air ambulance pilot left him traumatised ‘for weeks on end’ and feeling the world was a ‘darker, blacker place’. Drawing on his own experiences speaking to front line workers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, Prince William, 38, admitted his work regularly … Read more

Widowers’ culinary skills flourish after their bereavement, study suggests

Widowers are far from useless in the kitchen – in fact, their culinary skills flourish after losing their loved one, a new study suggests.  Despite the stereotype of the elderly man being rubbish in the kitchen, male seniors do cook and blossom in the kitchen once alone, Danish researchers found.  Meanwhile, widows – women who had … Read more

Devastated dad who doodled grief away: Animator Gary Andrews illustrates the reality of bereavement

MEMOIR Finding Joy by Gary Andrews (John Murray £16.99, 192pp) ‘Grief,’ wrote C. S. Lewis, ‘is like a long valley, a winding valley where any bend may reveal a totally new landscape.’ After his wife — poet Joy Davidman — died aged just 45 in 1960, the Chronicles Of Narnia author was compelled to document … Read more

Bills stoke grief for families in council tax trap after bereavement

Many bereaved families are suffering at the hands of heartless local authorities unwilling to extend council tax exemptions on empty properties that could not be sold during lockdown.  The Mail on Sunday has been flooded with heartbreaking stories of grieving relatives hit with unexpected council tax bills following our report on the issue last week.  … Read more

Prince William wishes Child Bereavement trustee the ‘best of luck’

The Duke of Cambridge has shared a video message of support for charity Child Bereavement UK. Prince William, 38, appeared on the charity’s Instagram page in a short message where he wished the ‘best of luck’ to trustee Alexander Fitzgibbons, who is embarking on a journey from London to Stockholm to raise money for the … Read more

Plan to extend Bereavement Support Payments to unmarried couples

Government plan to extend Bereavement Support Payments to unmarried couples who live together By Money Mail Reporter For The Daily Mail Published: 22:01 BST, 4 August 2020 | Updated: 10:43 BST, 5 August 2020 The Government said last week it had a plan to extend Bereavement Support Payments to couples who live together Unmarried parents … Read more

First-time mother with coronavirus is forced to give birth in hospital’s bereavement room

A first-time mother with coronavirus welcomed her ‘magic’ IVF baby after having to give birth in a bereavement room used for stillbirths. Pregnant Claire Trusson, 37, started to experience ‘cold’ symptoms just weeks before she was due and went into isolation – until she started having contractions. At St Helier Hospital in Sutton, medics had to put … Read more