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Pick Up The Pieces Campaign

Charity launches urgent £100,000 fundraising appeal

New campaign appeals to local community to help Pick Up the Pieces on behalf of children and young people who have lost or are facing the loss of a loved one through serious illness.
<<PHOTOCALL>> Mayor of East Grinstead to launch campaign at
10-11am, Saturday 22 March 2014, The Willow Suite, Felbridge Hotel
Local children’s charity Jigsaw (South East) is to launch a new campaign to fund its invaluable work supporting bereaved children and young people as well as those who are facing the loss of a loved onethrough serious illness.
At 10am on Saturday 22 March 2014, East Grinstead Town Mayor Counsellor Margaret Belsey will launch the ‘Pick Up the Pieces’ campaign at The Felbridge Hotel – one of the charity’s corporate supporters for 2014.
She will be joined by a number of families from across Surrey and Sussex who have sought guidance and support from Jigsaw (South East) following the death or terminal diagnosis of a close family member.
The idea was conceived by one of the charity’s dedicated volunteers, Tony Allen.
Counsellor Belsey will unveil a symbolic 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle and appeal to local businesses, sponsors, individuals – anyone – to purchase a piece of the puzzle for £100. In return, they will be helping Jigsaw to ‘Pick Up the Pieces’ and continue its work supporting children and young people across Surrey and Sussex through the loss of a loved one. All participants will receive their very own piece of the puzzle along with a certificate and a logo on the Jigsaw (South East) website.
Janey Treharne, Business and Development Manager, said:
“Our service provides support to children who have lost a close family member through illness, accident, suicide or murder as well as those who have a family member with a life-limiting illness. It can be a very confusing and emotionally difficult time for children; they are often bewildered and frightened and find it difficult to talk to adults who may also be having a difficult time. We provide these families with support and guidance and a safe place to talk about their emotions and encourage them to make memories whilst meeting others in the same situation.
“We are a local charity and as with most small charities we do not receive any statutory funding and are dependent on grants, donations and local fundraising initiatives such as this one.”


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