The Rosie Crane Trust

Patron:  Mrs Louise Chapman

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  • The World's Biggest Quiz

    On the evening of Sunday 7th February, thousands of quizzers across the UK will simultaneously answer questions in the World's Biggest Quiz. Organised...

  • Grief Journey South Somerset

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

  • Cookery Book

    There are now only 20 copies remaining of The Rosie Crane Trust Cookery Book - priced at only £9.99 it makes a really good present. There are over 10...

  • Forever Aloe Party

    Carol Crane is holding a Forever Aloe evening on Friday 27th November at 7.30pm at Hazelwood, The Lane, Horton, Ilminster, TA19 9QJ. There will be ple...

  • Collecting Boxes

    A huge thank you to The Bell Inn, Broadway who have filled a second collecting box raising a further £12 for the Trust and making a total of £30 so ...

  • 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...

  • Russell Palmer, Eton Dorney Triathlon

    The Chair and Trustees would like to extend an absolutely huge thank you to Russell for choosing the Rosie Crane Trust to benefit from his amazing per...

  • 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 ...

  • 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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Bereavement Poetry and Prose 


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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, meaningful poems or prose that have helped you or others through the grieving process. Bereavement poetry such as this can be an excellent tool in connecting with others'. As well as personal reflection, these meaningful words make powerful poems for funerals.


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The Rose Beyond the Wall


The Rose Beyond the Wall 


A rose once grew where all could see

Sheltered beside a garden wall

And, as the days past swiftly by

It spread its branches, straight and tall


One day, a beam of light shone through

A crevice that had opened wide

The rose bent gently toward its warmth

Then passed beyond to the other side


Now, you who deeply feel its loss

Be comforted, the rose blooms there

It's beauty even greater now

Nurtured by God's own loving care.


Author unknown  


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