Thanks to a booster grant from BBC Children in Need, bereaved children will be receiving individual therapeutic packs so they can return to face-to-face counselling at leading Derbyshire hospice, Treetops.
Treetops Hospice Care staff have received a donation of 500 hand-sewn face masks from voluntary group, Shelagh’s Sewing Circle, based in Dronfield. The group have donated over 32,000 face masks since starting the initiative earlier this year.
With its bespoke counselling rooms currently closed to the public, award-winning hospice Treetops has moved to online counselling to support bereaved adults and youngsters, and those diagnosed with a life-limiting condition.
A kind-hearted Derbyshire man has been cheering up friends and family during lockdown by reciting one joke every day, for 100 days – with money raised from the challenge being donated to Treetops Hospice Care, in Risley.
Father’s Day on Sunday 21 June is a lovely celebration of what fathers give, but can also cause a tidal wave of grief for those who have lost their own father figure or for fathers who have lost a baby or child.
A massive £26,000 is on its way to three local charities, including Treetops Hospice Care in Derbyshire, following a hugely successful campaign of fundraising events run by the staff of Leek United Building Society.