Absolutely delighted to let you know that The Elms School Summer Ball will be raising funds for our work with bereaved children and young people. Many thanks to the school!
This summer we are running a raffle with an absolutely amazing prize. A week in a luxury Spanish villa in Andalusia! To be in with a chance of winning email firstname.lastname@example.org to buy a ticket for five pounds. The prize is accommodation only, but the house holds at least 8 people. To find out more about the villa visit http:www.amanda-hamilton.comclcTo buy a ticket email email@example.comThank you!
On Friday 26 June at 6.30 pm we will be holding an 'Around the World' quiz night at the Globetrotter Cafe in Ross on Wye. The quiz is for teams of 4, and the price per person is 10. This includes a High Tea of cake, scones and sandwiches! All the profits from the evening will be going towards our work with bereaved children and young people. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to sign up.
We are raffling an amazing holiday in a Spanish villa in Andalucia. You could win a week's holiday in an amazing villa (accommodation only, flights not included). The villa sleeps 8 adults! So you could win a holiday for 8 of your friends or family. Amazing prize! Raffle tickets cost 5 each and can be obtained by contacting email@example.com. Why not give it a go?
Today we are launching our OPEN THE DOOR campaign to raise 25,000 for our work with children and young people when someone close dies. You are all invited to Costa coffee shop in the Old Market from 9-11 this morning (businesses 8-9). Come along and meet the team! We are asking you all to help us to OPEN THE DOOR for more Herefordshire children young people so that everyone who needs help knows where to come and can be supported. We are inviting individuals, groups and businesses to help us to OPEN THE DOOR! Bring your children along for our colouring competition! Have a coffee and meet the Phoenix team. Looking forward to seeing you there! To DONATE to OPEN THE DOOR please use the Donate button above, thank you very much.
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Big thank you to all of you who have made our Easter Picnic possible this year! We have had lots of lovely donations of Easter Eggs, crisps, pop and other picnic goodies. We are really grateful for your help. Special thank you to Tesco Belmont and Sainsbury's Hereford who gave large numbers of eggs, also to Kinder Pocock accountants and others who gave individual donations. We couldn't do our work without you, so thank you all!!
Where is this year going? Its almost spring already and Easter and Mothers day are almost upon us too! For many of these celebrations, family is a real focal point, and they are a great opportunity to show those we love how much they mean to us and to enjoy each others company. But for bereaved families, these celebrations can be particularly difficult because they can remind us of just how much weve lost and with supermarket and television adverts almost constantly reminding us of how and what we should be doing to show mum just how much we love her, it can be hard to get away from it. Some people do find however, that keeping themselves distracted makes difficult anniversaries that little bit easier. Read more....
This week we are drawing attention to all the children and young people who need support because a parent has died, especially a mum. This Sunday 15 March is Mother's Day so we are asking you to donate to our work to help a bereaved child, through one to one support, social events to build confidence and family sessions. Just 20 can give a child a much needed opportunity to talk to a trained bereavement support worker for an hour. 5 could buy a memory book for a child or young person. 100 could pay for a workshop for a small group of children, for example drumming or circus skills, that gives them chance to have fun whilst still having the chance to talk. Please consider making a donation today using our Donate button in the top right hand corner. Or, if you would like to make a regular monthly donation of 3, 5, 25 or 50, (or any other amount) please download the regular giving form. Thank you for everything you do to support our work. Without you it would not be possible!
We had a fabulous night at Munstone House on Saturday, enjoying a great hot food buffet, and a Fun Casino. To play, guests bought 'play' money and then joined in with professional croupiers to play roulette and card games. We had a raffle of course, with 52 generously donated prizes! The evening closed with a live folk band and a DJ.We'd like to thank Kidwells Group, Beacon Foods, Clarke Jeffreys, ABC printing, DJ Damage and Tudors Building Supplies for their amazing support.The evening raised a fabulous 1,500 for our work with bereaved children. Thank you to all our guests and supporters!
We will be holding a Fun Casino Night on Saturday 28 February at Munstone House near Hereford. There will be a hot buffet, and Casino with 'play' money. Tickets are 27.50 per person and all profits will go towards our work with bereaved children and young people. Why not bring friends and family and book a table together - should be great fun! To book your tickets please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01432 264555. We look forward to seeing you all there!
A massive thank you to all of you who have volunteered or supported Phoenix this year. We have loved working with and getting to know you all. Our support for bereaved children and young people could not happen without you and we want you to know how much we appreciate everything you do to help. We look forward to 2015 and wish you all the strength, courage and hope you need to make it the best year it can possibly be for us all.
Our Lantern Walk this year will take place on Saturday 20 December at Queenswood near Leominster. All welcome, including children (supervised). Parking is easy. To book your place and lantern please call us on 01432 264555 (leave a message if we can't pick up). This walk is a very special way to remember all our loved ones who have died. We know that Christmas can be a difficult time, but through our short walk together to the Look-Out point, carrying our lanterns - and through our minute's silence when we get there - we give ourselves a little time to reflect and remember with love. We are not alone, walking alongside us are other people who are remembering those they love. This is a time of quiet. It's not a fundraiser, but we do ask for 5 per lantern to cover our costs. Please let us know if you will be joining us. We would love to see you there :)
Today we have been receiving photos of all the local businesses and supporters who are making cakes, taking them to work, school or college and offering cake to colleagues in return for donations. We would especially like to thank Kinder Pocock accountants, and Kidwells Solicitors as well as Kidwells House, and V8 Media. All this cake eating has a great purpose - to raise much needed funds for our work with bereaved children and young people. Thank you to all who are taking part!
Joining in National Cake Day on 28 November is a great fun way to support our work with bereaved children and young people. All you have to do is bake (or buy!) a cake or some little cakes or biscuits. Take them to your place of work, or your school or college, and invite your friends and colleagues to make a donation to Phoenix in return for some cake! Once you have collected all the funds raised please either use the donate button above, bring cash to our office, or send us a cheque. We would love to hear all about your day, so send us your photos. Have your cake and eat it!
Hi, I'm Linda, the Chair of Trustees for Phoenix and I'm getting ready for an amazing walk. I will be setting off from Leon in Spain, and hiking to Santiago de Compostela. It's about 300 kilometres (186 miles) so a bit longer than my usual September sponsored walk! I will be carrying all my stuff in a backpack and walking for around 4 weeks. I will be thinking about all the people associated with Phoenix on the way, all the children, young people and families we are working with. And if you can help me raise funds for our work with children and young people when someone close dies, I would be really glad if you could visit my fundraising page https:mydonate.bt.comfundraiserslindajonescamino Please donate whatever you possibly can. Thank you all for your ongoing and crucial support :)
Thank you to all those who applied for our post as community events fundraiser, we had some absolutely fabulous applications and we are grateful for your interest and support. We have now appointed, and the new person will start in September. More info to come!
The amazing Toby Markey is doing the Cirencester Tough Mudder to raise funds for our work. This Saturday 16 August he will be covering the 12-13 mile extreme assault course, including of course, mud, ice, and fire! If you can, please support him and us. His online donations page can be found here: https:mydonate.bt.comfundraiserstobymarkey
Alistair Kidson, a law and business student from Warwick University will be running the Great North Run in September to raise funds for our work with bereaved children. He is 21 and will be running the half-marathon with 3 friends from Uni. To support him please visit his fundraising page: https:mydonate.bt.comfundraiserskidsonhalfmarathon And if you want to do a run, walk, cycle or swim to raise funds for our vital work, please just let us know. We can help!
Interested in a challenging, fun and worthwhile job? We are looking for a community events fundraiser (10 hrs week, 6 month contract). To deliver medium large scale local fundraising events. To manage inspire small team of volunteer fundraisers. To recruit train volunteers. To inspire organise fundraising participants (eg runners, walkers, swimmers etc). Imagination, drive, tenacity and inspiration required! works well in a team, but also self-starter. Can do own admin is organised. Good on phone, face to face online. Appreciates sensitivity of our work, respects confidentiality diversity. Committed to safeguarding - DBS required. Access to car.We offer: reasonable salary (to be negotiated), good friendly office environment committed team, flexible working (some evening weekend work required), good professional and worthwhile local cause with lots of local goodwill. Application by CV. Call Karen at the office if you need more info. Closing date 31 July.
We are very grateful to our local partner Kidwells Law Solicitors Ltd for their amazing 'Tour de France' Bikeathon on Saturday 5 July, the day of the actual Grand Depart. They cycled on static bikes and divided up the tour into slightly more manageable chunks so it could all be completed in one day. The team cycled the whole distance of 191 kilometres in around 5 hours. They followed it up with a BBQ on a beautiful sunny day, with support from Bookers and Tupsley butchers. What a fantastic inventive and fun way to raise funds for our work with bereaved children. Great work and many many thanks! To read all about it see photos please visit http:www.kidwellssolicitors.co.ukkidwells-blog
Karen Edgar of Bromsgrove group SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide) and Phoenix Chair, Linda Jones were invited onto BBC Hereford and Worcester yesterday to talk about the impact on families of death by suicide. Karen described her own feelings about her father's death, and went on to speak about the group she and her sister have set up. Linda spoke about the importance of telling children the truth, in language they can understand. She explained how children can feel as though they are to blame in some way, and as though they are unloved and unloveable so they need a supportive family and friends, plenty of reassurance, and professional help if necessary. If you would like to listen to the interviews please copy and paste this link: http:t.coxIvhLVXD4D. The interview is one hour and 38 minutes in.If you, your family, or someone you know has been affected by a death by suicide please call or email us for support. There are people who can help you.
Last night the Beer in Hand pub in Hereford hosted our first ever Business Quiz night, when local businesses challenged each other to become the Phoenix Quiz Champion. There were 10 rounds including a picture round, and an individual challenge to see who knew most about Herefordshire. Ledbury Real Ales provided some free beer for the teams, and Rule of Tum cooked up some chicken wings and chips which were delicious! There was lots of friendly banter and local rivalry, especially within companies who had entered 2 teams. A fun night all round, which raised a magnificent 470 for our work with bereaved children. Thank you to Kidwells, Kinder Pocock, Barrington Print, Oakwrights, Wyvern Business Systems and Ledbury Real Ales for their fantastic support. Winners of the first ever trophy were Oakwrights with an amazing 95 points overall. Thank you all, we are very grateful for your help and support.
The Beer in Hand, Hereford, is generously hosting our first ever inter-business quiz night on Monday 10 March. Ten local businesses have entered teams and competition for the trophy is hotting up! Rule of Tum are catering at cost price, so a great big thank you to them for their kind support, and to Ledbury Brewery for some free beer. We will let you know the winners and losers next week! Looking forward to it very much.
Phoenix is delighted to announce that Kidwell's have decided to support us as their charity of the year. After a first meeting we are beginning discussions about activities for the year, with many exciting possibilities ahead. Kidwells will be entering two teams for the Business Quiz on Monday, battling against Kinder Pocock,Oakwrights, Barrington Print, Wyvern Business Systems, Ledbury Brewery, New Look Hereford, and the Phoenix Youth Ambassadors at the Beer in Hand, Hereford. We are looking forward very much to a year of working together with Kidwells to support bereaved children and young people in Herefordshire.
This weekend staff from New Look Hereford are taking part in a static bike ride from Hereford Cathedral to Paris - all in their Hereford store! They are aiming to raise funds for our work with bereaved children and young people. Anna was on the bike today and Matt the manager is having a go tomorrow. All the staff will be taking a turn. If you have the chance to go and visit to cheer them on, please pop in to their shop in High Town. Thanks to all involved and to Point 4 gym who lent them the bike!
On Monday 10 March, Phoenix will be hosting our first ever inter-business quiz for Herefordshire businesses. This will take place at the Beer in Hand pub in Hereford, and every contestant will receive a free half pint! The event is exclusively for local businesses, who will enter teams of 4 for the competition. The price per team is 50, all of which will go towards our work with bereaved children and young people in Herefordshire. To enter a team please email email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Today a report was published showing that 8 out of 10 people support the idea of bereavement leave for workers who have experienced the death of someone close. We think it's a good idea, because above all, people who are bereaved need time and the right support. Going straight back to work can feel extremely difficult. It's good to know that many employers already support their workers at such a time, but parents of children that we work with tell us that in the first 3 months it seems as though there is a lot of help, and then friends seem to drift away. We say, give people time off at the time of the death and then be flexible, give more time a bit later on. Above all, don't expect people to 'get over it' or just 'get on with it.' Grief needs time. People need time. Hear our Chair, Linda Jones, interview on BBC Hereford Worcester here: http:www.bbc.co.ukprogrammesp001hjzx She is on one hour and 9 minutes in. Thanks for listening.
Happy New Year everyone! We hope you enjoyed a good break. But have you maybe overdone it a bit? Bit too much drink? Bit too much chocolate? Well, why not take the Phoenix Bereavement January Challenge and see if you can give up alcohol or chocolate for the whole of January. Get yourself fit and healthy, and support bereaved children and young people by getting sponsored or by donating whatever you save during the month. Join our Facebook event page and join others on the Challenge, and set up a sponsorship page at BT MyDonate by visiting https:mydonate.bt.comcharitiesphoenixbereavementsupport. We are always grateful for your amazing support. Thank you.
More than 150 people turned out for our Lantern Walk at Queenswood near Leominster on Saturday 21 December. Families, children, people on their own, couples and friends, all walked together to remember their loved ones who have died. When we gathered at 4.30pm the skies were cloudy but it was dry to start with. By the end we were all soaked as the heavens opened. After safety instructions from Queenswood Ranger, Trevor, the Chair of Phoenix Bereavement, Linda Jones gave a few words of welcome. 'Look backwards and forwards along this line of lanterns' she said, 'and you will know that you are not alone. Together we are stronger.' The long line of people carrying lanterns wound through the dark woods to the Look-out Point where a minute's silence was held, and a few tears were shed. After that, some hugs of comfort amongst friends and family and we walked slowly back. A great surprise awaited the children at the end, as Santa met them and handed out some special Santa chocolates!
On 21 December a crowd will gather at Queenswood Country Park near Leominster at around 4.30 in the afternoon. It will be dark and it may be cold or wet, but these people will be determined to walk together to the look-out point. They will be carrying special lanterns, lit in memory of all those they love who have died.Children and families, older people and couples, all will share this special time together, which is organised by Phoenix Bereavement Support. All are very welcome, says Linda Jones, Chair of the organisation. Its not a fundraising event, its a chance for people who might otherwise feel very alone with their grief at Christmas to know that there are many others like them. To reserve your lantern please call us on 01432264555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all who baked or bought cakes for Phoenix Cake Day on 26 November. We really appreciate all your support! There really were some magnificent creations, including a fantastic cake 'handbag' that you can see on our Facebook page. Kinnersley and Broadlands schools each held their own cake day, so we'd like to thank them very much. If you collected money for Phoenix on Cake Day, please send a cheque made payable to Phoenix Bereavement Support, and send to us at Fred Bulmer Centre, Wall St, Hereford HR4 9HP. We look forward to hearing all your stories!
We will be holding our Annual Lantern Walk on Saturday 21 December at Queenswood country park, near Leominster. We will meet at 4.30pm to pick up our lanterns, and walk slowly together to the Look-Out Point where we will spend a few moments in silent memory of all our loved ones who have died. We also hang lanterns in the trees to light the walk, and to remember those who are not able to be with us. Everyone is welcome, including children. The walk is short and is stewarded for safety. It is a lovely opportunity to remember our loved ones and to see that we are not alone. It is not a fundraising event, but we do ask for 5 for each lantern to cover all our costs. Please call the office to book your lantern. We look forward to seeing you all there.
Thank you to all our great volunteers who turned up to help us bag pack yesterday! (23 November). A really great effort! And we raised 400 for our work with bereaved children and young people. A great result. Thank you to April, Danny and Christina, Heather and Leona, Lorraine and Karen, Callum and Gilly. And thanks to the guys at Sainsbury's Hereford for helping us out.
Hereford College of the Arts will be joining us for Phoenix Cake Day, alongside Kidwells Law, Cakespectations and Number 10 in Church street Hereford. As well as this 33 people have signed up to the event on our Facebook page. Big thank you to all those who are baking or taking a cake to work, school or college on Tuesday 26 November. We are really looking forward to seeing your photos! When you have collected the cash please either post us a cheque, or donate online on our website. Then let us know what you have done and how much you have raised. We really appreciate all your support!
Phoenix Cake Day will take place on Tuesday 26 November all over Herefordshire and beyond. To join in sign up on our Facebook page . Or just make or buy a cake, take it to work, college or school and share with your colleagues and friends for a donation to support bereaved children. Take photos of your cake and you and your colleagues sharing and enjoying cake. We love cake! Most recent college to sign up is Hereford College of the Arts so a big friendly welcome to them! Once you have collected your donations please either send us a cheque at our office address, or donate online on this page. Thanks very much for all your support!
From Thursday 31 October for the weekend Sainsbury Hereford staff will be offering opportunities for colouring competitions and face painting at the store. All to support the work of Phoenix Bereavement. And there will be a Guy Fawkes as well! Why not pop down and see what's going on while you shop?
Local punk bands Abysmal and the Delinquents will be performing at AJs in Hereford on Saturday night, 12 October. Ticket are a very reasonable 2 on the door. The event is for over 18s only as there will be swearing, so not for children. We are very grateful to the bands for their support!
How much do you like cake? And whats your favourite? Cake has been made in England for hundreds of years. At first it was just like a sweetened bread. It was quite flat and round. Now there are thousands of different recipes. Who makes the best cakes in your family?Cake is so popular that it has its own national day in the United States! This year its on Tuesday 26 November and Phoenix Bereavement thinks we should make a tradition of it in England as well. Surely we deserve our own national cake day? Mary Berry and the Great British Bake Off have brought the idea of baking cakes back into fashion. This has inspired us and we invite Hereford families to celebrate our own National Cake Day. We are asking Herefordshire people to take a cake to work, college or school on 26 November and share it out for a donation. Then send us your photos - we would like to see the most amazing cakes, the most fun place to eat cake, the most slices you can get out of one cake!
Nico Yarranton, 20, is a baker at Sainsbury's Hereford. When his colleagues chose Phoenix as Sainsbury's Hereford as their Charity of the Year, it set Nico thinking about what he could do to support us. He had done some jogging and fitness tests before, so a charity run seemed like a great idea. So good, in fact, that he persuaded his mum Nicky to run with him! They will be taking on the Swansea 5k run on Sunday 22 September. To sponsor him please visit his page http:https:mydonate.bt.comfundraisersnicoyarranton1
It was a fine bright day in Hereford when the walkers met at the great West Door of Hereford Cathedral on Saturday 14 September. We were led by Dennis Downey from Walk Hereford, who organises and leads local walks for groups. Danny, our Youth Ambassador, was there in 'metal' boots that didn't really look like they were designed for muddy riverside paths, but did the job! Michelle from Sainsbury's Hereford had invited her sister Paula and little Ava, aged 8 to join her. We completed the 6.5 mile walk quickly, but not as quickly as Michelle could have done - usually she runs it!! We are not sure yet of the total amount raised, but will let you know as soon as we can. Thank you all for your support.
We are delighted to announce that the Race Night held at Hereford's Starlite Rooms raised the fantastic total of 5,154.37. Massive thank you to Ronnie and her family who put a huge amount of work into the night, and to all who came along and supported. This money will go towards our work with bereaved children and young people in Herefordshire. Thank you all!
Phoenix was delighted to attend the fantastic Race Night at the Starlite Rooms on Friday night, organised by Rob and Ronnie Thomas to commemorate the 21st birthday of their son, Greg. On Saturday morning children and families visited Hereford Fire Station. Saturday afternoon Chairman Linda attended a pub launch! And on Monday we supported Sainsbury colleagues at the Dragon Boat Races. What an amazing weekend!
We hope that as many of you as possible will be able to walk with us on Saturday 14 September for our Annual Sponsored Walk and Picnic. This will leave Hereford Cathedral at 10 am and we will wander along the banks of the Wye for just over 6 miles. The walk is graded easy and will be led by Dennis Downey of Walk Hereford. To join us please ring the office for a sponsor form.
Sainsbury Hereford has announced that Phoenix Bereavement is their official Charity of the Year or 2013-14. This is a fantastic opportunity for Phoenix to become better known in Herefordshire and to let people know about the service we offer to bereaved children, young people and their families. We would like to thank Sainsbury Hereford colleagues for their confidence in us and for their amazing support so far. Thank you.
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