My name is Francesca Raymont and I have the privilege of leading our team of therapists at Children and families in Grief. I have been a part of Children and Families in Grief since it launched in the Spring of 2011. Over the years we have worked with many children, young people and their families who have experienced the death of someone special to them. We offer a safe space and the opportunity to look at thoughts and feelings surrounding the loss and we support children, young people and families to work through their grief towards a positive future, this work is an honour to do.
My name is Helen Peacock and I am a fully qualified member of the team. I am really pleased to have been given the opportunity to work with Children and Families in Grief. I feel very strongly about the importance of the work we do and the benefits to the families, helping them through difficult times. I also feel privileged that the families we work with are able to share their stories with us.
My name is Soraya Jilani and I am a fully qualified team member. I enjoy working with our CFG families and find it uplifting and rewarding to see communication open up between family members over our family visits and creative therapeutic weekend, it is a privilege to be part of this process.
My name is Catharine Edwards and I am a qualified member of the CFG team. I also work as a school counsellor with children and young people. I really enjoy meeting with the families, for them to have the time and space to reflect and remember their loved ones feels extremely important.
I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work within this very supportive organization with the all the families and members of the team
I feel privileged to be involved with such a fantastic charity that does much to help bereaved families and relish being part of such a dedicated, committed team.
I am now close to finishing my studies and am currently working in primary care as a counsellor in a busy GP practice.
My name is Wendy Elliott and I first learnt about Children and Families in Grief whilst working as an Early Years Teacher and undertaking Counselling training locally. I was so impressed with their charity work, helping all members of the family, through the grieving process that I decided to apply to be a volunteer.
I am currently a student therapist working with Children and Families in Grief and can’t praise the team and the charity enough for all the help they provide to families throughout Devon.
Pat Goss – Trustee
Since joining in 2011 I have been closely involved with this charity both as a Trustee and volunteering at events. What a wonderful opportunity this has been for me as I am also involved with Rowcroft Hospice as a Chairman of the Friends and found the two to be closely linked. To see the benefits that the CFG has to offer families when they need most support, has been a great experience and I greatly appreciate the privilege of being a part of this organisation.
Sophia Honey – Trustee & Chairperson
I’m a solicitor with Foot Anstey, specialising in Wills and Probate and advising Charities. I really enjoy being part of the CFG team and helping to make a positive difference to the lives of local bereaved children and their families.
Stephen Bell – Trustee
I’m a solicitor with Wollen Michelmore, specialising in Wills and Probate. I am glad to be able to provide assistance as part of the CFG team. Because of my job I deal with a lot of bereaved families and it is nice to be able to assist with helping families overcome their grief.
I originally contacted CFG in 2011 as I had lost my husband to suicide in 2008 and my mum to cancer in 2011 my son and I were really struggling to cope. GFG really helped us rebuild our lives. When I was asked to be a trustee I jumped at the chance as it was my way of giving something back for all the help that we was
I am a qualified nurse and health visitor who worked in London, Cambridge and Oxford before moving to South Devon some years ago with my family. I have over thirty-five years of experience in the Health Service, firstly at clinical level, both in the acute hospital sector and in primary care before moving to professional leadership roles as Head of Services.
I have been involved with a number of charities and in particular the Hospice movement having been chairman of trustees at Rowcroft Hospice South Devon for a number of years. I am particularly interested in children and their families and am delighted to be involved with Children and Families in Grief as a trustee.