Jigsaw (South East) provides information, advice and guidance to help support bereaved children and young people and those facing the loss of a loved one across Surrey and parts of West Sussex and Kent. We offer therapeutic sessions for children and young people individually and together with their families. We also provide advice and support for professionals working with bereaved children and young people as well as a bereavement training programme.
Winston’s Wish supports children, young people and their families after the death of a parent or sibling. This is one of the most traumatic situations a child can face. Winston's Wish helps children understand their emotions and provides a safe place for them to grieve. Over time, they help them to make sense of what’s happened and learn to live with their loss.
• offers the widest range of practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals via therapeutic help in individual, group and residential settings, a Freephone National Helpline, online support, publications and training.
• has built a wealth of knowledge, experience and understanding of the impact of bereavement at a young age and has developed services to best support a grieving child’s needs.
• is the only specialist provider of support for children bereaved through murder or manslaughter, suicide or military families who have experienced a death.
• depends almost entirely on voluntary donations for its income, needing over £2.5 million each year to continue its support for bereaved children.
Families and professionals can access support from Winston's Wish by calling their Freephone National Helpline on 08088 020 021 or by visiting their website www.winstonswish.org.
The Sussex Masonic Charitable Foundation CIO and its 10 freemason trustees, work alongside the masonic Grand Lodge of Sussex, administering and distributing funds raised by the over 4,000 Sussex Freemasons and the London based, Masonic Charitable Foundation, to the benefit of Sussex communities and charities.
Registered with the Charities Commission in March 2018, the charity is broadly charged, in Sussex, with relieving sickness and preserving health, advancing education and preventing or relieving poverty or financial hardship. It may of course also address such other exclusively charitable purposes as the trustees may consider appropriate.
Located in the Sussex Freemasons headquarters building in Brighton, the Foundation also considers and provides ‘matched funding’ support to the local charitable initiatives of the 161 Lodges in the 27 masonic centres across East and West Sussex.
The Sussex Masonic Charitable Foundation also supports the work of Sussex based charities through its ‘Sussex For Sussex’ initiative.
“An important part of what we do as Sussex Freemasons is supporting our Sussex communities, and we’re very pleased to be able to help Project Eileen in the excellent work that they are doing supporting young people and helping to build their resilience and understanding of the difficult subject of bereavement”.
Michael Harris, Chairman of the Sussex Masonic Charitable Foundation CIO
CPJ Field is the UK’s oldest funeral directors, with a rich heritage dating back to the late 1600s. The 10th generation family business is actively owned and managed by the Field family, operating over 30 funeral homes across Southern England.
CPJ Field is a 300-year-old family business, creating personalised funerals for the 21st century supporting thousands of families in their time of need. It offers the highest standards of care and commitment through what can be a stressful and highly emotional time. The company prides itself on its core values, that no two lives are the same so no two funerals should be the same, as every life is unique.
"Supporting teenagers and young adults experiencing the pain of death and grief is something incredibly close to mine and my colleagues at CPJ Field's hearts. It's an experience as 'grown ups' we hope to be able to shield children and young adults from, but sadly it's a reality of life and one which if not addressed can lead to future complications. It was a privilege to support Project Eileen with their development of a framework to raise awareness of death and dying in schools and to collaborate on the development of a module on funerals. Talking to children about death and dying is something that we shouldn't shy away from. It is something we should feel equipped to tackle openly in order that we may be able to support them to manage and express their grief in an honest and open manner.”
Jeremy Field, Managing Director. CPJ Field
As successful recipients of funding from the Community Directplus Customer Donation scheme, Project Eileen reflects “The Co-operative Bank’s determination to encourage the sustainable improvement of communities, support ecological and ethical developments and promote diversity and education”.
For more information about The Co-operative Bank’s Customer Donation Fund visit:
SFS Group is a leading provider of innovative products for independent schools, parents, pupils and students. With more than 25 years’ experience, SFS Group prides itself on efficient and sensitive customer service.
Our unique range of insurance products cover families as their children progress through the independent education system and on to university, protecting possessions, health, life and finances against unwanted and unexpected interruptions. Follow SFS Group on Twitter and Facebook for parenting and finance tips.
Huge thanks to the following for their kindness in giving valuable time and/or donations to help us achieve our aim of helping young people tackle the topics of death and grief. We are enormously grateful.
Sir Tony Robinson
Lady Patten of Barnes
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