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Give a lifeline to grieving people in their most difficult times by joining our incredible Guardians.

This group of caring, compassionate supporters donate regularly to ensure our bereavement services are here for anyone struggling with grief.


Guardians believe grief is a journey no one should have to walk alone.

And so, they're helping to create a community where everyone’s grief is recognised and supported by securing our bereavement services.

Our services are here to support anyone in the local community who has been bereaved, including adults, children, and families. They include one-to-one counselling, peer support groups, and our dedicated programme for children and young people known as ‘Nicky’s Way’.

Each year, it costs around £210,000 to offer these services. In 2023-24, we supported more than 700 people across West Suffolk and Thetford.

However, demand for these services is rising every day. As a charity, we need to secure enough funds to ensure we can be here to help when people need us.

Support for adults

By joining our Guardians, you can help people who are feeling alone or isolated to connect with other people with similar experiences through our regular support and activity groups. You can give people a safe space to talk about their feelings and find the hope and healing they need to move forward.

People like Liz, who received our support following the death of her Mum.

“I made a phone call and they literally saved my life…

…it was wonderful to be able to talk anonymously to someone in a safe space and just let everything out…”

Support for children

Your donations will also help support bereaved children and young people through our dedicated programme, Nicky’s Way. The programme includes a combination of one-to-one counselling sessions, group sessions, activities and outings where children are able to make friends and have fun.

The aim is to normalise expressing and talking about grief. To help children feel less isolated and give them the tools to develop their own coping mechanisms. Children like Maddie whose Dad died in 2015 when she was just four years old. After attending Nicky’s Way later that year, young Maddie wrote the following excellent advice for anyone, young or old, who is grieving:

“… it’s ok to cry, be angry, or feel sick or scared because there’s always someone there for you.”



Our incredible Guardians pledge to give £2,000 a year to help provide security and sustainability for our services.

As a Guardian you will: 

  • know that you are helping grieving people in their most difficult times
  • receive regular updates on our work
  • have the opportunity to visit the Hospice and meet the team
  • be invited to special events
  • have the opportunity to give your feedback and ideas on the development of our services.

How to join

Guardians pledge to give £2,000 a year towards our bereavement services.

You can pledge to give annually by cheque or card, or you can set up a monthly, quarterly, or annual Direct Debit. 


To join, simply download, complete and return our membership form or contact us on 01284 715566. 


Download and complete the form today.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please contact our Philanthropy Officer, Miranda McCoy, to discuss.

Direct dial: 01284 715566