2022 Events


26 November 2022

Christmas Fayre with a touch of a Hairy Coo or two

26th November 2022 at 10:00 am Mid Torrie Farm
FK17 8JL

A friendly gang of Hairy Heilan Coos will be getting into the festive spirit and helping host a Christmas Fayre at Mid Torrie Farm this Saturday and Sunday, November 26 and 27, from 10am to 5pm. Local artist and painter of Highland Cattle, Hilary Barker, will be opening her studio, where she and fellow artists are putting on a colourful and unusual show of arts, crafts, mosaics and gift items. Locally produced honey will be on sale too. Orders can be taken for grass fed Highland Beef from the farm. Free entry and light refreshments, with donations please in aid of Ukraine charities and the UK’s own Good Grief Trust, which offers help and support to the bereaved.

 

Mid Torrie Farm FK17 8JL, is situated 5 miles along the B8032 from the A84 at Doune. Car parking is available at the top of the farm track. No pets please as this is a working farm with livestock, and it should also be noted that the venue is suitable for adults and older children only. Looking forward to seeing you.

27 November 2022

Christmas Fayre with a touch of a Hairy Coo or two

27th November 2022 at 10:00 am Mid Torrie Farm
FK17 8JL

A friendly gang of Hairy Heilan Coos will be getting into the festive spirit and helping host a Christmas Fayre at Mid Torrie Farm this Saturday and Sunday, November 26 and 27, from 10am to 5pm. Local artist and painter of Highland Cattle, Hilary Barker, will be opening her studio, where she and fellow artists are putting on a colourful and unusual show of arts, crafts, mosaics and gift items. Locally produced honey will be on sale too. Orders can be taken for grass fed Highland Beef from the farm. Free entry and light refreshments, with donations please in aid of Ukraine charities and the UK’s own Good Grief Trust, which offers help and support to the bereaved.

 

Mid Torrie Farm FK17 8JL, is situated 5 miles along the B8032 from the A84 at Doune. Car parking is available at the top of the farm track. No pets please as this is a working farm with livestock, and it should also be noted that the venue is suitable for adults and older children only. Looking forward to seeing you.

02 December 2022

Information stand at Stepping Hill Hospital

2nd December 2022 Stepping Hill Hospital
Poplar Grove, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK2 7JE

Staff library display at Stepping Hill Hospital

2nd December 2022 Stepping Hill Hospital
Poplar Grove, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK2 7JE

Information displays at GP surgeries in Stockport

2nd December 2022 at 9:30 am Stockport

Words and music

2nd December 2022 at 10:00 am Virgin Money 94 Briggate Leeds LS1 6NP

Join us for a series of events aimed at raising awareness of the experience of bereavement and grief. Tickets via Eventbrite.

Good Grief Guiseley Cafe

2nd December 2022 at 2:00 pm Guiseley Theatre, Leeds LS20 9BT, United Kingdom

Join us for a series of events aimed at raising awareness of the experience of bereavement and grief.

03 December 2022

Staff library display at Stepping Hill Hospital

3rd December 2022 Stepping Hill Hospital
Poplar Grove, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK2 7JE

Mortlake Crematorium 5K Park Run/Walk

3rd December 2022 at 8:45 am

This will be our 4th year that Mortlake Crematorium taking part in the 5K Park Walk and Park Run as part of grief awareness week.

 

This year there will be groups running at the Kingston Park Walk Run and Gunnersbury park Walk/Run . Mortlake staff will be at the Kingston Park Walk/Run and Lucy Fergusson (Celebrant) will be at the Gunnersbury Park walk/Run.

 

We chose Kingston this year as it is much flatter than Richmond Park and thought that might encourage more people to join us. You are of course welcome to run at any park run you usually attend. You will need to register (it is free) for Park Run and you can do this on the following link https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/.

 

We have the T-Shirts and anyone running at whichever park run is welcome to a free T-Shirt – or you may prefer to wear a T-shirt for your preferred bereavement charity. Please pick up next time you are at the Crematorium.

 

We will meet on Saturday 3rd December at 08.45 at the race start –hopefully you will see lots of people wearing the Good Grief T Shirts.

 

You may be running in memory of someone, and you are welcome to set up your personal sponsorship for your preferred Charity. We have set up a sponsorship page on the Much Loved website and this is the link https://parkrun.celebrationpage.org/.

 

We have had some people who would prefer to make a donation rather than walk/run (due to injury or other commitments) and you are more than welcome to do that – our bereavement Charity this year is West London SANDs (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity)

 

We will also have information on our Social Media, so please follow Mortlake Crematorium on Facebook/Instagram. Happy Running/Walking!

Information displays at GP surgeries in Stockport

3rd December 2022 at 9:30 am Stockport

04 December 2022

Staff library display at Stepping Hill Hospital

4th December 2022 Stepping Hill Hospital
Poplar Grove, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK2 7JE

Information displays at GP surgeries in Stockport

4th December 2022 at 9:30 am Stockport

05 December 2022

Staff library display at Stepping Hill Hospital

5th December 2022 Stepping Hill Hospital
Poplar Grove, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK2 7JE

Information displays at GP surgeries in Stockport

5th December 2022 at 9:30 am Stockport

Tree of Lights

5th December 2022 at 7:30 pm The Glasshouse (Staining Golf Club)
Dove Lodge Farm, Chain Lane, Staining, FY3 0DE

You are invited to join us for a special event to remember loved ones. This evening also supports the Blue Skies Hospitals Fund. Donations will support Bereavement Care at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

06 December 2022

Staff library display at Stepping Hill Hospital

6th December 2022 Stepping Hill Hospital
Poplar Grove, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK2 7JE

Information displays at GP surgeries in Stockport

6th December 2022 at 9:30 am Stockport

Our footprints, our lives

6th December 2022 at 10:00 am Shrewsbury Library
Castle Gates, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2AS

Join us for a drop-in session with poet @Bethanyrivers77 and artist @needle_zoe.

Let’s Talk About Loss and Student Support

6th December 2022 at 12:00 pm Level 2 of The SU

Available to University of Bath students affected by bereavement, whether recently or several years ago.

 

Find out more about the bereavement support available to you and anyone you know (free biscuits and cups of tea available too).

Dog Walking for Grief Awareness

6th December 2022 at 2:15 pm

Available to University of Bath students affected by bereavement, whether recently or several years ago.

 

Join our short weekly dog walk with the charity Pets as Therapy. A good opportunity to meet with others in a relaxed environment.

Staff Bereavement Support Café

6th December 2022 at 2:30 pm Restaurant Area, SECC RSH at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Hospital Trust

This event is for staff only of the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Hospital Trust.

 

For more info, please contact [email protected]
RSVP: [email protected] by November 25th.

Bereavement Social Group with special guest @Griefkid

6th December 2022 at 5:00 pm

Available to University of Bath students affected by bereavement, whether recently or several years ago.

 

Join our monthly Bereavement Social Group for students who have experienced a bereavement. This month we have the amazing Ann O’Malley, better known as Grief Kid, joining us for a creative workshop.

 

Sign up required: Visit the Bereavement Social Group for more information and to sign up.

07 December 2022

Staff library display at Stepping Hill Hospital

7th December 2022 Stepping Hill Hospital
Poplar Grove, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK2 7JE

Information displays at GP surgeries in Stockport

7th December 2022 at 9:30 am Stockport

Drop-in session

7th December 2022 at 10:00 am Craven Arms Library

Craven Arms library are holding a drop-in session on Wednesday, December 7th for anyone in need of grief support. Drop in between 10 and 12 to speak to a member of  the Shrewsbury Samaritans.

How We Remember the Dead: Field Notes on the Human Memorial Tattoo with John Troyer

7th December 2022 at 1:15 pm School of Management, 10 East, Lecture theatre 0.09

Available to University of Bath students affected by bereavement, whether recently or several years ago.

 

In 1891, Samuel F. O’Reilly of New York patented the first “electromotor tattooing-machine,” a modern and innovative device that revolutionized the ancient practice of tattooing and forever altered the writing of history on the body. Join Dr John Troyer as he delves into the fascinating historiographical practice of memorial tattooing, and how the human memorial tattoo is not just an image, but a narrative, establishing a new language of intelligibility between the living and the dead.

 

John Troyer is the former Director of the Centre for Death and Society, and a senior Lecturer in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at Bath.

 

Booking required Sign up via MS forms

Leeds Bereavement Forum AGM

7th December 2022 at 2:00 pm Online

This year is the Leeds Bereavement Forum’s third annual AGM! This year they will be joined by Ellie Harrison who will be sharing her film These Four Walls and experience of creating it.  Tickets via Eventbrite.

08 December 2022

Journal Club for Specialist Palliative Care Team

8th December 2022 Stockport

Journal Club for Specialist Palliative Care Team with an article about nurses grieving patients.

Staff library display at Stepping Hill Hospital

8th December 2022 Stepping Hill Hospital
Poplar Grove, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK2 7JE

Information displays at GP surgeries in Stockport

8th December 2022 at 9:30 am Stockport

Continuing Bonds Webinar

8th December 2022 at 11:00 am Online

It is believed that when someone we care about dies, our relationship with them doesn’t dissolve. Instead, it grows and changes over time. Ruth Owen, one of our independent Funeral Directors will be sharing more about the Continuing Bonds theory of grief, and her experience of facilitating such bonds. Tickets via Eventbrite.

Appledurcombe House lit-up

8th December 2022 at 5:30 pm Appledurcombe House
Appuldurcombe Rd, Wroxall Isle of Wight PO38 3EW

Please join this event, hosted by Good Grief volunteer, Jenny and everyone is to meet in front of the house from 5.30 – the Car Park will be Open. There will be a short talk from Celebrant Claire Mattingley and a 2-minute Silence at 6pm to Remember Loved Ones. The house will be lit at 6pm to mark the final day of National Grief Awareness Week 2022. We hope to provide hot drinks and mince pies

 

Please RSVP Jenny if you are able to attend; [email protected]

 

The lighting is very kindly supplied by Neil Lilley Lighting.
The House and Grounds are thanks to English Heritage and James Owen.

 

Appuldurcombe House is the shell of a large 18th-century English Baroque country house of the Worsley family. The house is situated near Wroxall on the Isle of Wight, England. It is now managed by English Heritage and is open to the public.

NHS 70 Statue lit-up

8th December 2022 at 6:00 pm Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

NHS 70 Statue will be lit in orange on the final day of NGAW22.

Southwater Library lit-up

8th December 2022 at 6:00 pm Southwater Library, Telford

Southwater Library in Telford will light up orange to support National Grief Awareness Week 2022.

Blackpool Tower lit-up

8th December 2022 at 6:00 pm Blackpool Tower

We are thrilled that Blackpool Tower will light orange at 6pm this year on 8th Dec in support of #NGAW22.

 

Thank-you to Jackie Brunton and all at Blackpool NHS Hospital for organising this for us again.

Living with Loss

8th December 2022 at 7:00 pm Online

Irish Hospice Foundation is hosting a free online Bereavement Information evening at 7pm on December 8th.

 

We will provide an online space to share some reflections on bereavement and to help people to find out about the supports available.

 

This event is for all: you may have experienced a bereavement this year or at an earlier time, or you may be concerned about a child or friend who is grieving and you wish to help.

 

We know that the past few years have been a difficult and isolating time. We hope that our event will provide some connection and solace.

 

Please join us from 7pm to 8.30pm on Thursday December 8th.

 


 

This is the third year IHF are leading out on a national grief awareness campaign (NGAW) to coincide with the UK campaign.

 

As part of this year’s campaign, we have developed a downloadable document with all of the NGAW 2022 promotional assets. This document contains our bereavement key messages, social media images, campaign poster and bereavement support line information.

 

We are running a social media campaign to raise awareness of grief, what can help when grieving, and ways you can support someone who is grieving.

 

We are hosting a free online bereavement information event entitled: ‘Living with Loss’ on the 8th December 2022. Head to our Eventbrite page to register.

 

We are launching our ‘Real financial Impact of Bereavement’ report on 5th December 2022. This is a summary of a report commissioned by Irish Hospice Foundation funded by the Department of Social Protection. More information about this event to follow.


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