Free Community Drop In Sessions

The team at Star Bereavement will be holding multiple free drop in sessions across the community, some of the confirmed dates have been added below. If you need anymore information regarding these events please get in touch using the contact details on our website! We hope to see some new and old faces there! Visit us and: ask questions, gain … Read More

Summer family friendly events for all…

This summer Star Bereavement will be out and about in the community at many of your summer events. All events are family and dog friendly, free for all and a good fun summer day out. Come down and see us at our fundraising stalls at each event and enjoy a day out! If you want to get involved or support … Read More

Wakefield Armed Forces Day

We will be at Wakefield Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29th June hosting a stall. The day will run from 10:00-4:30, entry and parking is free. This is a family friendly, dog friendly event with lots of fun displays, stalls and activities. Find out more here : Wakefield Armed Forces Day | Experience Wakefield Here’s what you can expect: Battle … Read More

Thanks to the national lottery community fund…

A big thankyou from everyone at Star Bereavement to the National Lottery Community Fund who have decided to fund us with a £20’000 grant!! The amount will enable us to continue the delivery of a bereavement support service and allow the Wakefield Community to continue to grow in terms of providing bereavement support for our young bereaved communities. We cannot … Read More

An announcement – Chair of trustees at Star Bereavement

Following four successful years as Chair of Star Bereavement Support Service, Suzanne Gahlings, will be stepping down from the role. During her time as Chair, Suzanne has worked extremely hard to:   Steady the ship and take it into calmer waters Establish a fully functional and delivering organisation Grow and build board capacity and governance Secure funding to provide ongoing … Read More

Conker the therapy dog visits Star Bereavement

We had a lovely visit from Conker and Marie from Pets As Therapy. Our young people really enjoyed meeting them both and had so much fun at one of our over 17’s groups and Bright Stars groups! To find out more about Conker and other pets as therapy: Pets As Therapy We already can’t wait to have conker and Marie … Read More

Working with Vinny James at Star…

  Star Bereavement’s Have Your Say Group worked with artist Vinny James to create an animation with young people around verbal expressions of grief. The theme was thinking about words and language in grief and what thoughts young people may wish to share with everyone, they led the creative process and with teaching from Vinny they produced their first animation. … Read More

Thanks to WACCL

A big thankyou to the WACCL ‘Wakefield annual Christmas charity lunch’ organisation and everyone who attended in 2023 for raising over £2000 for Star Bereavement. The amount raised will directly impact therapeutic work with children and young people navigating grief at a young age. We appreciate being one of your chosen good causes, so many important causes supported in one … Read More

Sam Teale Productions and Star Bereavement

We paired up with Sam Teale productions at Star Bereavement and worked together with their team, our young people and Star Bereavement staff to create a short impact film. The short film explores what it is like to be a young bereaved person in Wakefield and what it is like to receive support at Star Bereavement and all the difficult … Read More

Star Bereavement at Peddler Market Wakefield

On Saturday 17th February Star Bereavement held a free arts and crafts area at Peddler Market Wakefield at Tileyard North. We had a great time meeting you all and had fun creating lots of amazing crafts, thank you for any donations on the day and to Tileyard and Peddlers for having us! We saw lots of brilliant pipe cleaner creatures, … Read More