CHILD bereavement charity Winston’s Wish opened a new branch in Springfield Road, Horsham last week.
A welcome event at the Westpoint office on March 14 gave community groups, businesses and professionals working with bereaved children a chance to find out more about the support and services available.
Horsham District Council chairman Claire Vickers attended, together with members of Horsham Rotary, local businesses Spofforths and Beaumont Select Ltd, as well as teachers, funeral directors and volunteers.
Family services team leader Cate Masheder said: “We really have been welcomed with open arms to Horsham. “It was both positive and inspiring to meet with professionals who work with bereaved children to talk through the services we offer and to introduce ourselves to those less familiar with the charity.”
The charity, which has recently moved to Horsham, is keen to increase awareness of the services they provide to bereaved children and to their families in West Sussex.
A statement from the charity said: “The event was kindly supported by Country Farm Cakes who provided homemade biscuits and by local photographer Andrea Sarlo.”
Anyone who is concerned about a bereaved child can call the Winston’s Wish helpline on 08452 030405.
Anyone who wants to find out ways to support the charity is invited to call the team on (01403) 211030.
For more information about Winston’s Wish, visit www.winstonswish.org.uk