The Rosie Crane Trust

Patron:  Mrs Louise Chapman

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I started the Rosie Crane Trust in October 2006, two years after the death of my daughter, Rosie, at 23 as a result of developing leukaemia.  I was contacted by two other parents who had lost children; we met up and found it was a great relief and help to talk about what had happened, our thoughts, memories and concerns.  I decided to start a support group and launched the trust at a party in memory of Rosie, as there was nothing she loved more than to be with family and friends.

 

The trust offers a confidential 'listening ear' service where trained, volunteer bereaved parents answer the telephone to other bereaved parents who need someone to talk to.  We also hold monthly support group drop-in centres in Yeovil and Taunton where bereaved parents can meet informally and talk to others who have similar experiences to them in a safe, confidential environment.  Our befriending service enables parents who have lost a child through similar circumstances to help and support each other.  Subsidised counselling may also be considered.

 

I have found from my own experience, and that of others, the immense value of being able to talk to people who can really understand and empathise with what you have been through.  Very little support is available for parents, especially if their son or daughter was an adult when they died.

 

Carol Crane

Chair of the Rosie Crane Trust

 

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    Paul Pickering has donated £100 from his excursions to the Trust, we are very grateful to Paul for his continued support. This wonderful donati...


  • Complete Meats

    We were very pleased to have been chosen as one of Complete Meat's charities in their Charity Raffle. We received a vey generous £50 from their...


  • Cookery Book by post

    Rosie's Cookery Book is now available by post. With a selection of the best tried and tested recipes from ...


  • Lloyds Bank Community Fund

    Lloyds Bank Community FundWe are pleased to announce we have been awarded £500 from Lloyds Bank Community Fund, thank you to everyone who vot...


  • Party Night

    Party Night On Saturday 18 October we held a Party Night in memory of Rosie, who loved to party with her family and friends, at The Square ...


  • Rosie's Cookery Book

    Thank you to everyone who so kindly sent in recipes for our cookery book. The book is published and selling well, only a few copies left now. ...


  • Grief Journey South Somerset

    Grief Journey South Somerset This new support group, generously sponsored by A E Stoodley and Son, has completed its first full year in Crewke...


  • Rosie's Chocolate Memories

    Our Patron, Louise Chapman, has very kindly given us another cheque for the Rosie's Chocolate Memories desserts served in Brazz Restaurant in Taunton....


  • 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...


  • Cascade of Coffee Mornings

    Rosie Reed very kindly held a coffee morning for the Trust on Saturday 13 September in Ilminster. Rosie raised a fantastic £160 from the coffee, cake...




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We support bereaved parents through their grief after the loss of a son or daughter of any age and offer the following services:

 

 

The Drop-in Centres provide an informal, friendly, safe and confidential place where parents can meet others who can really understand and empathise with them.

 

"Just walking into the Drop-in Centre, I can feel the cloud beginning to lift from my shoulders" - Noreen

"What a good morning, stress levels back to normal" - Carla

 

Our 24 hour Listening Ear Helpline is staffed by trained, volunteer bereaved parents who can give you support, assurance, friendship and most importantly, someone able and willing to listen to you.

 

"I would encourage anyone who is struggling with the loss of a child to seek support from this very special Trust" - Sue