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Vicky Quarton (pictured) works in Redditch and Bromsgrove. She writes:
For the last 4 years I have worked for Noah’s Ark Trust providing over 300 children and young people throughout Redditch and Bromsgrove with support when someone they love has died. I have worked in both Woodrow’s first schools, Kingsley College and all the other Redditch schools as well, such as Woodfield Middle. Sadly, Noah’s Ark ran out of funds and closed in October, but I have started Touchstones so that local young people can still receive support in coping with such difficult feelings. They may feel confused, angry, guilty or just painfully sad and lost, but they frequently hide these feelings away because they know that their parents are struggling too. Too often they also face bullying which would defy an adult’s imagination, but hide this as well, so having someone outside the family to share it all with can make a huge difference.
If you know of a young person who is struggling because someone close to them has died, then do ring Touchstones on 07547 367 267 and have a chat with me. I will do all I can to help and support.
If you are able to help me with funding this vital work I would also love to hear from you. Maybe your local pub or social club would like to help a really, really local children’s support organisation. Perhaps your work could do a dress down day or something like it. This is after all, an organisation which is just for children in the Redditch and Bromsgrove area.
Phone: 07547 367267
Email: click here to email Vicki
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