TCF News, Winter 2022

TCF NEWS Winter 2022 | Issue No 113 In This Issue A newsletter for supporters of The Compassionate Friends COVER STORY: First parents at Manoir Mouret Pg 4 V olunteer News Pg 5 C all out for Volunteers Pg 6 Fundraising Round Up Pg 8 News & Comment from around our charity Pg 11 D ates for your Diary First parents take up opportunity of French break One of the most difficult things to do after the death of a son or daughter is to go away on holiday...having to see all those ‘complete’ families can be just unbearable. So, The Compassionate Friends is building a new relationship to provide bereaved parents an opportunity to have a break in France. Jack and Margaret Reckitt have a holiday and retreat business, called Manoir Mouret, in South West France. Mouret is made up of 4 self-contained properties and in total can provide accommodation for up to 24 people. In August 2022 our first group of TCF members spent a week at Manoir Mouret and experienced not only the peaceful rural property itself but also the companionship of being in a safe supportive space with other bereaved parents. Only TCF members were staying during the week and the intention was to create a private, peaceful environment where individuals were able to relax. First parents at Manoir Mouret