A LOCAL hospice care charity is celebrating a cash boost to its specialist bereavement support for children and young people.

The generous donation of £2,445 from the St. James’s Place charitable foundation means means Herriot Hospice Homecare’s Just ‘B’ service will be able to offer-one-to-one support to help more children and young people to understand and cope with grief following a bereavemement.

Just ‘B’ provides services in local schools, in people’s own homes or at Herriot Hospice Homecare’s Northallerton base, to suit the need of the individual.

Chief executive of Herriot Hospice Homecare, Tony Collins, said: “Our specialist bereavement support service exists to gives children, young people and adults a safe and confidential space to express and manage their grief. The service helps people experiencing any type of bereavement, whether that be a suicide a car crash or a terminal illness.

“We are very grateful to the St. James’s Place foundation for this generous donation, which will allow us to provide a dedicated support worker to help more children and young people.

“While our services are offered free of charge, it costs almost £1million to provide them across the district. Without the continuing support of organisations such as the St. James’s Place foundation, we simply would not be able to help so many families.”

For more information about the Just ‘B’ services offered by Herriot Hospice Homecare, T: (01423) 856 790 or E:

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