Compassion, Spring 2024

2 Compassion 3. CEO's Letter 4. News from the Catharine Pointer Memorial Library 6. Book Reviews 9. Feature: Spring Cleaning 10. Memory Corner 14. Your Stories & Poems 17. Feature: Continuing Bonds & New Normal 18. Feature: Ten Non-rules for Grieving 20. Feature: Losing My Son: Reflections Ten Years Later 22. Siblings Feature: Forgotten Mourners - Sibling Grief 23. Siblings Poem: Hands 24. Feature: Father’s Day – Grieving Dads’ Emotions Contents Opinions expressed in Compassion by individuals are not necessarily those of TCF, the Editor or the Editorial Team. Editorial Team: Gina Claye, Carolyn Brice and Mary Hartley. Designed by Sam at Forbes Creative TCF News 25. News from around our charity 26. Feature: MBE for Hugh Mcaninch 27. Feature: We Need your Help 28. Kings Lynn Candlelighting & Winter Walk in Merseyside 29. Supportive Events 34. In Memoriam 36. Fundraising Round-up Can you help? Compassion is TCF’s regular peer support publication – published 3 times a year in print and digital format. A new editor or co-editors are now wanted. If you are a parent bereaved more than 4-5 years with a keen interest, aptitude and experience in writing and editing we would love to hear from you. As editor or co-editor, you would need to be able to devote a few days per month (and perhaps more around certain dates) to sourcing and editing articles, poems, and prose. You will have your own computer and have good IT skills. You will wish to continue the ethos of Compassion around sharing the realities of child loss, but also offer hope and encouragement to parents and other family members. This is a voluntary position with expenses reimbursed by TCF. Anyone taking up this role would need to make a commitment of at least a year. Contact Carolyn at with details of your experience and suitability. Thank you.