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Amazing weekend...exactly what I needed

On the weekend of 7-8 May we ran our first overnight retreat for 3 years at Woodbrooke in Birmingham for adult bereaved siblings. It was wonderful to be able to meet in person again. Our brilliant volunteers - Emma, Rachael, Hayley and Karen - all bereaved siblings themselves offered a range of activities and ways to connect - writing and talking, walking and crafting and much more.

The feedback from the retreat has been amazing....here's a few snippets...
"I spent last weekend with The Compassionate Friends for a bereaved siblings' retreat...It lasted 24h but the deep bonds formed within that short space of time meant it felt like I'd been there weeks. I can't wait for the next one".

"Thank you an incredible weekend in Birmingham, I feel more connected to my sister than I have in a long time".

"Spent this weekend at a sibling bereavement retreat run by the charity The Compassionate Friends. After losing my brother in 2013, I felt so alone. Thanks to this fantastic charity, I was able to find support and connection".

"Amazing weekend...exactly what I needed".

Our next bereavement support day for adult bereaved siblings (18 years+) will be in Sheffield. More details and booking coming very soon.


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