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Sep. 2021

Bereaved Children in Dorset Supported by Freemasons

Dorset based bereavement charity Mosaic have received a grant of £13,500 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation over the next three years, helping the charity to focus on children who have lost loved ones.

Their Mission is to create a child centred service which offers a pathway of support for bereaved children, young people and their families, providing support for those young people facing the death of a loved one. To do this they have developed a Dorset wide network of specialist bereavement support for all children, young people and their families. They work collaboratively with other agencies to enable a cohesive framework of support before, during and after the death of someone close.

Margret Hannibal the CEO of Mosaic said:

'The pandemic has been difficult for everyone especially young people and we have seen a significant rise in referrals where they have not been able to say their goodbyes to loved ones or attend funerals.
The grant will be used to provide pre-bereavement counselling and early bereavement support to children, young people and their families throughout Dorset over the next 3 years. Offering support immediately after a death, helping parents explain to children what has happened and normalising the emotions grief can bring can help them understand and talk to each other openly.'

This grant was made possible with help of funds raised by Dorset Freemasons for Festival 25.

To find out more about the Masonic charitable foundation and the work it does please click here.

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