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Young Volunteers help raise funds to support other bereaved children

Written by  Louise Flynn
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Young Volunteers help raise funds to support other bereaved children

On Friday 29th November, Nelson’s Journey held their annual Christmas Quiz at Open in Norwich.  As part of the evening a group of the charity’s young volunteers spoke about their experience of bereavement and encouraged attendees to help raise funds during the popular festive event.

Danielle, Harvey and Josh spoke to an audience of over 310 people about who had died in their lives and shared projects that they have supported the development and delivery of which are benefitting Norfolk bereaved children and young people such as the Smiles and Tears Gift Box, a gift that can be purchased for a recently bereaved child containing helpful support, information, therapeutic activities and treats. The contents of the box were carefully chosen and created by the young volunteers to support recipients through the grieving process.

With the help of the young volunteers, the event which was sponsored by Bateman Groundworks and hosted by Gary Stevens from Heart FM raised £7,000, this will support the services offered by Nelson’s Journey to more than 600 children and young people each year.

Louise Archer, Events Co-Ordinator said “The Christmas Quiz is now in its 8th year has become a key calendar date for many of our returning guests.  We were humbled that the young volunteers were happy to share their own experiences, letting others know that it is OK to talk about such an emotive subject is an incredibly important aim for our young volunteers.”

The sell-out Nelson’s Journey Christmas Quiz will be taking place again in 2020, to register your interest please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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