One of our supporters Stephanie Kerr, has decided to sign up and face the Tough Mudder Half challenge (a gruelling 5-mile course filled with obstacles and lots of mud!) in the hope of raising funds and awareness for Cruse Lancashire. Stephanie attended one of Cruse's Loss and Bereavement Awareness training days which she found helpful in her professional life.

Stephanie Says:

“I work with bereaved people every day in stressful circumstances and have found Cruse's training to be invaluable in helping me to help others. I'm doing it for Cruse because I went to the Loss Awareness course and found it extremely helpful in dealing with the clients I work with as a probate solicitor. Dealing with litigation is especially difficult for the bereaved and Cruse's training has given me additional skills.

Cruse Bereavement Care offers support to bereaved people, no matter how long has passed since their bereavement.”


One of our supporters and Bereavement Volunteers, Laura Baron, is currently training for the Manchester Half Marathon. Laura will be running the half marathon in memory of her Grandma and to raise awareness for Cruse.

Cruse Bereavement care provided Laura with support after her Grandma passed away, Laura says:

“I'm choosing to support Cruse as they provided me with invaluable emotional support when my Grandma passed away in 2015.
My Grandma was very special to me and was a major influence in my life. She is the driving force behind everything I do and also the reason I chose to be a BV myself!
Cruse are a vital charity and resource that everyone needs during their loss or Bereavement.

This October 2017 I'll be running in memory of my Grandma "Dotty D" for Cruse and for everyone that's lost someone special to them!”

We would like to thank Laura immensely for this kind act of generosity and wish her the very best of luck with her half marathon run!

Despite being a national organisation, each area of Cruse Bereavement Care is responsible for its own fundraising. We are reliant on generous people to ensure our services are available to bereaved people within the county.

One of our supporters, Katie Johnson of Preston, is currently training for the Tatton Park Half Marathon in November in memory of Tom. Cruse Lancashire has provided support to Tom’s family members and Katie has chosen to raise money for Cruse Lancashire in his memory.

Katie says: “Tom is my friends son he sadly passed away in July. When I decided to take up the challenge of my first half marathon I wanted to do it for a worthy cause, I asked my friend Karen (Toms mum) which charity they had chosen to support and she told me about Cruse and how they have helped support her and her family . I have since looked up your charity and realised how much they do to help so many people. I'm hoping to raise £500 at the moment just over half way there. I would be absolutely thrilled to raise as much as possible for Cruse so I can give something back to a charity that has helped so many people.”

We would like to thank Katie immensely for this kind act of generosity and wish her the very best of luck with her half marathon run!

For the last few years Cruse Lancashire have developed great relations with Preston Cemetary and Crematorium. This year we have been chosen to receive a donation from the Institute of Cremetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM).

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We decided around 18 months ago to set up a JustGiving page, so that people could make direct donations. We were wary at first but it now seems that this was the right move.

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