Sarah Hyde works with the charity Nelson’s Journey. To celebrate her first year in this role, she is fundraising for the charity, doing various activities to raise as much money as possible. Sarah is today’s #fundraiserfriday star.
Nelson’s Journey is a charity dedicated to supporting bereaved children and young people throughout Norfolk. Based in Norwich, we were founded in 1997, since which time we have helped hundreds of children between the age of 0 to 17, who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life such as a parent or sibling.
Sarah tells us more
“In September 2015, I celebrated one year at Nelson’s Journey. The time I have spent here has been absolutely incredible, I have learnt so much and seen the positive impact that offering support to children and young people that have had someone significant to them die.”
“Sadly I meet a lot of children which have been through a traumatic experience, a couple of months ago I met a child who discovered their mothers body after she decided to take her own life. I’m afraid this is something that happens quite often and is heart-breaking to learn about. Nelson’s Journey is the only place in Norfolk where children and young people can go to receive support for something like this.
“Shockingly the rise in deaths following a suicide has risen and are experiencing more complex grief reactions. Some young people are struggling to cope and can be actively self-harming with others having made an attempt on their life.
All in all in 2014, Nelson’s Journey supported 596 children. Sarah adds that the support which is offered to these children and young people by the child bereavement support workers at Nelson’s Journey is outstanding. She says she has seen a significant change in children and young people after receiving this help.
What Sarah’s doing
To help raise funds for this fantastic charity, Sarah is holding
- cake sales – you can see pictures of her fantastic baking on her fundraising page.
- an online auction which raised an incredible £1492
- a skydive planned for 19 March
- a Purple Picnic
It costs around £248.00 to send one child to attend one of Nelson’s Journey’s residential weekends at which they will meet children with similar situations to them and build on their confidence and have access to coping strategies which gives them good grounding to continue to move forward positively with their life.
You can help support Sarah’s fundraising by donating to her page, or if you want to fundraise for Nelson’s Journey, you can set up a page.