The Rosie Crane Trust

Patron:  Mrs Louise Chapman

Latest News

  • Facebook Group for Bereaved Parents

    We are creating a closed group Facebook page exclusively for bereaved parents to communicate with each other, post articles or poems which are meaning...

  • Grief Journey South Somerset

    This new support group, generously sponsored by A E Stoodley and Son, has almost completed its second year in Crewkerne providing support and reassura...

  • Collecting Boxes

    A huge thank you to Louise Tilden for donating £18.90 to the Trust in lieu of tips from her therapy business, The Garden Room in Taunton. A hug...

  • Chard Inner Wheel

    President, Rita Grout, kindly chose The Rosie Crane Trust as her Charity of the Year and raised a magnificent £400 for the Trust. A huge thank you to...

  • Friends of Crewkerne Hospital Fete

    Thank you to Tracey Warren of A E Stoodley and Son for the donation of £23 from the stall at Friends of Crewkerne Hospital Fete. Together with Carol ...

  • Three Peaks Walk

    The ‘Three Peaks Walk' around Ilminster was part of the Ilminster Midsummer Experience and took place on 14th June. This walk is traditionally open...

  • Plant Sale and Coffee Morning

    Glenda Adansan generously chose The Rosie Crane Trust as the charity to benefit from her popular Plant Sale and Coffee Morning which took place on Sat...

  • Fabric Clearance Sale and Craft Fair

    Due to relocation Carol's Curtains and Blinds held a sale and craft fair on Sunday 10th May which raised £100 on the raffle for the Trust, and Carol'...

  • Rosie's Cookery Book

    There are only 20 copies of our cookery book left now; priced at only £9.99 it makes a really good present. There are over 100 tried and tested recip...

  • Pam Price's Birthday Party

    A really big thank you to Pam and her friends for donating £35 to the Trust from Pam's lovely tea party birthday celebration, in lieu of birthday pre...

  • Ilminster Angling Association

    Thank you very much to Ilminster Angling Association for their generous donation of £32 to the Trust. Their continued support is very much appreciate...

  • Joan Gratrix's Birthday Party

    We all had a wonderful afternoon helping Joan celebrate her ‘special' birthday with great company, delicious food, good wine and some lovely bubbly ...

  • In Memory of Jean Crockett

    A huge thank you to Margot for choosing The Rosie Crane Trust as the charity to receive donations in memory of Jean; £104 was donated to the Trust. J...

  • Rosie's Chocolate Memories Puddings

    Thank you to our Patron, Louise Chapman, for another generous donation of £67.50 from the sale of Rosie's Chocolate Memories Puddings! So far, these ...

  • Grief Journey UK

    Carol Crane has been appointed as Director of Bereavement Care for Grief Journey UK following in the capable footsteps of Catherine Betley.Carol...

  • Stories

    Thank you to all the parents who have written their very moving stories for our display and website. I hope they will help other parents relate to the...

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Volunteer and Get Involved 

The Rosie Crane Trust is dependent totally upon donations and the commitment of our volunteers and supporters in raising funds or giving of their time to the work of the Trust. These individual efforts enable us to provide the vital support and reassurance that bereaved parents need and deserve.

Charity Volunteering

 There are a number of ways in which your valuable time and skills could help:

Please contact us by email ( or call 01460 55120 to find out more about volunteering with the Rosie Crane Trust.


Fundraising and Events

We simply would not be here for the bereaved parents who need us, if it were not for those numerous people who generously support the Trust each year. We are very appreciative of the extraordinary efforts supporters go to when fundraising for us.

Recent events include:

A selection of images from our past events can be viewed in our Photo Gallery.

If you would like to get involved in one of our events, run your own event, or have an idea for a fundraising activity, please email us at ( or telephone 01460 55120.


Corporate Support 

The support that we receive from local communities and local businesses is vital in helping us provide the services that bereaved parents need and deserve. Please contact us at if you would like to find out more about how to become a corporate supporter of the Rosie Crane Trust.

Sharing your Experiences

Many bereaved parents find it helpful to share their experiences with others and to hear from parents in similar positions to themselves. As part of this process, we are building a database of stories, poetry and prose which can be viewed at our Poetry & Prose page. Please send or email ( any meaningful poems or prose that have helped you or others through the grieving process.

Online Community

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Ways to Give

Any donations to the work of the Rosie Crane Trust are always extremely welcome and make a real difference to the level of services and support we are able to provide.

Online donations can be made by clicking here.

You can also donate via Just Giving (talk to us further about this option) or by sending a cheque to Rosie Crane Trust, PO Box 62, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 0WW.