A guiding light in grief

Building a bridge between grief and healing

Rowcroft’s bereavement support volunteers help to build an important bridge between grief and healing. Their dedication ensures that nobody has to face the daunting journey of mourning alone.

When grief seems insurmountable, these volunteers extend a steady hand, a listening ear, and a safe haven for those who have lost a loved one.

Meet Nick Coffey, Rowcroft’s bereavement volunteer

Nick Coffey is a trained bereavement volunteer who provides advice and support to the bereaved relatives of those who were cared for by Rowcroft. Nick says: “My role involves listening to and supporting bereaved relatives in the Torbay and South Devon area. It’s very rewarding work and it’s wonderful to see people making progress by starting to talk about their future and being more positive. I’m pleased that I can help them on that journey.”

A lifeline in the hardest of times

Following the loss of his beloved wife Mary in 2020, Keith Howard received bereavement support from Rowcroft. He says: “Eighteen months after Mary’s passing, I realised that my mental health was declining rapidly so I sought help from the Bereavement Support Team at Rowcroft. The ten weeks of care and friendship that I received, I believe, saved my life.” Read more about the Howard’s journey with Rowcroft here.

How to become a bereavement volunteer

Thanks to all our devoted bereavement support volunteers who make the world of difference to those who have lost a loved one. If you are interested in becoming a bereavement support volunteer, then please email: bereavement@rowcrofthospice.org.uk.

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