The Rosie Crane Trust

Patron:  Mrs Louise Chapman

Latest News

  • Grief Journey South Somerset

    This support group, generously sponsored by A E Stoodley and Son, provides the community with help and reassurance after a loss. The next six we...

  • Annual General Meeting

    Our AGM will be held on Monday 27th March at The Meeting Room, Horton Village Hall at 7.30pm. Please come along and support the Trust; your thoughts a...

  • The World's Biggest Quiz

    The Rosie Crane Trust has been chosen as the charity to benefit from the proceeds of a Quiz, as part of The World's Biggest Quiz, at The Windwhistle I...

  • Unite AgustaWestland Industrial Branch

    We are very grateful to Unite AgustaWestland Industrial Branch for their wonderful donation of £100. This generous donation will help us to continue ...

  • The Ilminster Belles

    A huge thank you to local choir The Ilminster Belles for their very generous donation of £100 to the Trust. This donation will help us support bereav...

  • Broadway Health Walk Group

    Thank you so much to Broadway Health Walk Group for their donation of £25 and whose continued support of the Trust is very much appreciated and will ...

  • Rosie's Chocolate Memories Puddings

    Thank you to our Patron, Louise Chapman, for another generous donation of £166.50 from the sale of Rosie's Chocolate Memories Puddings! So far, these...

  • Cookery Book

    There are only 15 copies remaining of The Rosie Crane Trust Cookery Book - priced at only £9.99 it makes a really good present. There are over 100 tr...

  • 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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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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