Grief Encounter Sept 18 What we've been up to this month: Golf Days Held at the beautiful Shire in Barnet, Grief Encounter hosted two spectacular charity Golf Tournaments with over 100 players each day. Followed by a three-course lunch and drinks, a great day was had by all! Raising in excess of £35,000, the GE annual golf days continue to be one of our most popular events. Gemma Atkinson joins Grief Encounter’s celebrity patron team! We are thrilled to announce that Gemma Atkinson has joined the team of celebrity patrons supporting Grief Encounter. “Having lost my Dad at the age of 17, I know how heart-breaking and confusing grief is to navigate. The work that Grief Encounter do to support children of all ages after they lose a parent or sibling is so important, and I feel all children should have the right to process their grief properly.” Comments Gemma. Grief Encounter x Good Grief Trust @ Kings College Hospital A newly created bereavement support service has opened at the Cicely Saunders Palliative Care Institute. Grief Encounter and the Good Grief Trust will work together to staff this and help families who need bereavement support. This is MotherSHOP! Two of our long standing GE heroes, Samantha Silver and Gemma Breger of beauty and lifestyle Blog, ThisisMothership, have created an online insta-shop selling their most coveted insta-famous outfits at a fraction of the cost. 10% of all sales will be donated to GE, so why not do a spot of shopping for a great cause! @thisismothershop Children’s Grief Awareness Week – 15th– 21st November, 2018 Our annual Children’s Grief Awareness Week kicks off on the 15th November with events running nationwide during the week. This years’ theme is #rememberwhen, raising awareness for the 1 in 29 bereaved children in the UK. Grief Encounter hope to encourage families across the nation to remember loved ones by taking part in activities up and down the UK, and getting on board with our online campaign of sharing memories of their lost loved ones. The 15th will see the launch of the campaign with our annual Forever Night at our Finchley HQ.