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Notts County FC Football in the Community visit Children’s Bereavement Centre in Newark

As this year brings more community partners working together with other charities, Notts County FC Football in the Community have taken this opportunity to meet the team behind Children’s Bereavement Centre.

The charity, which FITC are hoping to work more closely with following TDX Group’s nomination of Charity of the Year 2018, alongside Children’s Bereavement Centre as their main charity partner.

Children’s Bereavement Centre, which is based in Newark, offers support for children (aged 3-18) and their families affected by death or terminal illness.

The centre supports more than 600 children every year across Nottinghamshire and parts of Lincolnshire, with its outreach venues based in 3 main areas of Nottingham – Rushcliffe, Mansfield and Bassetlaw.

Caroline Froggatt, Corporate and Community Engagement Coordinator at Children’s Bereavement Centre, said: “We are really excited to have the support of TDX Group again and to have Football in the Community as part of that as well is going to be fantastic!”

“It’s great that they’ve come to see us today to learn more about what we do and plan exciting things for the year ahead” she added.

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Seven dwarfs, Winnie the Pooh and "the big bear" were amongst the soft toys donated to the charity.

As part of the visit, FITC delivered some soft toys that were kindly donated by FITC’s community partner – VF Northern Europe.

“We would like to thank the staff from the Calverton site of VF Northern Europe who have donated the toys for us. These will be used in the family group sessions that are starting again on Saturday 17 February and other sessions throughout the year” said Caroline.

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Each session is tailored to child's particular needs - whether it's to play with toys, draw something or build a sandcastle.

James Bromley, Partnerships and Events Executive, said: “It’s been a fantastic day meeting the team and seeing the truly inspirational work they do.”

He added: “We hope this kind donation by VF will in some way comfort children and young people who deal with the difficult loss of life. We feel honoured to be able to play small part in it all and we look forward to working together with the Children’s Bereavement Centre throughout 2018.”

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Ribbon Wall: The children can tie a ribbon in remembrance of their loved one.

To find out more about our partnership and fundraising opportunities, please contact James on jb@nottscountyfitc.org.uk or call 0115 955 7215.