The Rosie Crane Trust

Patron:  Mrs Louise Chapman

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  • Grief Journey South Somerset

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

  • Rosie's Chocolate Memories Puddings

    Thank you to our Patron, Louise Chapman, for a further donation of £474 from the sale of Rosie's Chocolate Memories Puddings! So far, these puddings ...

  • Richard Mackrory's London Marathon

    A huge thank-you to Richard for another donation to the Trust. He has now raised over £740 for the Rosie Crane Trust with his wonderful effort compet...

  • Rosie's Cookery Book

    Rosie's Cookery Book is still available through our website, from Carol at the Trust, from Horton Post Office or at the Reception desk at Th...

  • 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 strug...

  • Janet Walker's Birthday Party

    A huge thank you to Trustee Janet Walker for choosing the Trust as recipient of donations in lieu of presents at her special birthday party. An amazin...

  • Barbecue Weekends

    Mark Savill from Novahomes, Chard, has very kindly offered to organise barbecues in aid of the Trust again this summer. We hope we have better weather...

  • H&H Accountants

    Trustee, Terry Hort, has donated £100 to the Trust from H and H Accountants in lieu of Christmas cards. We are very grateful to Terry and his staff f...

  • Monks Yard Community Day

    Monks Yard of Horton Cross, Ilminster offered to give a proportion of their day's takings to the Trust and invited us to come along to the café with ...

  • Neal's Yard Remedies Evening

    On Friday 23rd January, Carol held a Neal's Yard Remedies party in aid of The Rosie Crane Trust. There were lots of lovely natural, organic toiletries...

  • 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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