Smiles & Tears Gift Box launched by Norfolk based child bereavement charity Nelson’s Journey

November 27, 2018   //   No Comments

Norfolk based child bereavement charity Nelson’s Journey, have recently launched the Smiles & Tears Gift Box, an idea developed and created by their award winning young volunteers. Nelson’s Journey was established in 1997 and provides therapeutic support to children and young people, living in Norfolk, who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life. Many of the charity’s young volunteers have made us of the support provided by Nelson’s Journey and all felt that around the time their special person died people around them didn’t know what to do or say to provide support.

Items contained in the box include:

  • Happy jar and notes – a special place to write down and store happy and positive thoughts
  • Mindfulness colouring postcards – created especially for Nelson’s Journey which feature the range of emotions and feelings commonly experienced in grief e.g. anger, sadness, guilt and loneliness
  • Tissues – featuring the message ‘It’s ok to cry’
  • Soft toy
  • Chocolate bar – because everyone deserves a treat

Businesses within the funeral services industry are promoting the Smiles & Tears Gift Box via their businesses and civil celebrants and providing literature to appropriate families affected by a recent bereavement. Find out more.