The Rosie Crane Trust

Patron:  Mrs Louise Chapman

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Bereavement Trust

 

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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Latest News

  • Rosie's Chocolate Memories Puddings

    The Castle Hotel, Taunton, have very kindly continued to donate 50p to the trust from the sale proceeds of each Rosie's Chocolate Memories Pudding sol...


  • Forever Living Aloe Vera Party

    Carol will be holding a Forever Living Aloe Vera party on Friday 4th August at 7.00 pm; a percentage of the sales will be donated to the trust by mana...


  • Inner Wheel of Crewkerne

    We are very grateful to the Inner Wheel of Crewkerne for their wonderful donation of £100 following Carol's talk to their members. This generous dona...


  • Savile Andrews

    We were very fortunate to receive £114.25 from Savill Andrews in Chard, which was raised from the use of their photocopier. A huge thank you to Mark ...


  • Porter Dodson Solicitors, Taunton

    We are very honoured to have been chosen as Porter Dodson's charity of the year. Each month throughout the year they have held an event to raise funds...


  • Stokes Partnership

    A huge thank you to the partners and solicitors at Stokes Partnership for donating their oath witness fees to the trust. Their very generous donation ...


  • The World's Biggest Quiz

    We were chosen as the charity to benefit from the proceeds of a quiz, as part of The World's Biggest Quiz, at The Windwhistle Inn, Near Chard on Sunda...


  • Cookery Book

    There are still a few copies remaining of The Rosie Crane Trust Cookery Book - priced at only £9.99 it makes a really good present. There are over 10...


  • 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...


  • 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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Supporting Bereaved Parents

 

•   Have you experienced the loss of your son or daughter?
•   Do you need someone to talk to?
•   We provide support for bereaved parents
•   Contact us anytime, day or night

 

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