A scattering of snow means slippy sliding foot issues! With this in mind we do not expect to see many of you. We will be there for a shorter period from 10 till 11am, as we have other things to check, but expect to see most of you at our Gardening Event on December 16th or at our next Spring Litter Pick. MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL, AND THANKS FOR YOU HELP AT ALL OUR LITTER PICK.
Our newly introduced Hedgehogs have had waitress service daily , but now they are on their own. I doubt any of you will see one of them as they only emerge at night. If you do spot one, let us or Array4hogs know.
Final reminder for Sunday 3rd December LITTER PICK. 10AM-11.30AM.Meet at the Lodge. We have the bags and pickers, just need the manpower. Wrap up warm, Christmas hats welcomed, and suitable stout footwear. Last litter pick of 2023.
This year we will have a chance to join with pupils from our very local school-St Alban’s R.C. Primary as they cheer the season along with a collection of Carols.
What a shame the weather was wet but that didn’t deter well over 100 people and over a dozen wreaths being laid. Follow this link for a look at our morning.
Many thanks to all our supporters and a special shout out to Bereavement staff employee Tony Purcell who, despite being booted and suited, took time to tidy the area before people arrived.
We must also thank our Bugler Pete, as his contribution sets the whole tone of the morning.
From our youngest ‘uniformed’ supporters to the other end of the scale entirely……..we thank you all.
10.45am Sunday 12th November. Cross of Sacrifice on the main Drive. Hope to see lots of our followers and visitors there.
Ahead of working to remove shrubbery in the cemetery, 202 Multi-role Medical Regiment took place in a ‘Two Minute Silence’ at the Cross of Sacrifice. They were joined by a number of local people who were passing through the cemetery. They then placed Poppy Crosses by the screen walls and on graves in the small War Grave Area before heading out to clear Holly and self setters from grave areas.
Four hours later we had lots of revealed graves and lots of bags of shrubbery!
We were so pleased to welcome 202MMR back to Brandwood End today. We welcome help with the removal of the huge amount of shrubbery they always manage to clear from graves. Holly from the main drive and self setters from some sections, revealing graves covered for many years.
To see more photographs of this great event please follow this link.
Join the Friends as we listen to some of St Albans R C Primary pupils brighten our day with Christmas Carols.
Please see the information below with regards to the Birmingham Bereavement and Wellbeing Service. It is a long article but may be of interest to those who gave recently been bereaved.
The Birmingham Bereavement & Wellbeing service is a FREE Service for Birmingham Citizens who have been Bereaved recently or experienced a bereavement in the past who are struggling with their loss. Please see below for further information about the service:
Birmingham Bereavement & Wellbeing service:
The Birmingham Bereavement & wellbeing service is to support citizens of Birmingham with being able to cope with the loss of their loved one and their Grief.
Who is the service for:
- Citizens aged 18+ only
- Birmingham Citizens Only
- Citizens who have Recently became bereaved or have experienced a bereavement of a loved one (Child, friend, Neighbour, family member)
Type of support offered:
- We have specialist Bereavement & Wellbeing officers who will speak with you to identify your support needs and offer a listening ear.
- Confidential One-to-one support
- Offer information, Advice & Guidance
- Wellbeing support
- Offer range of bespoke services to support the bereaved citizens for a 12 Week period.
- Provide practical support Via the Telephone, Zoom, WhatsApp or Video calls.
- Supporting to reduce the likelihood of the Citizen becoming socially isolated following the loss of their loved one.
- Referrals and Signposting to other specialised services within Birmingham
The living Memory Project:
- Living Memory is inviting participants who either care for or have cared for someone who is near their end of life or has passed away. Participants will have the opportunity to record either their own life story or that of their loved one alongside a set of their selected photographs, videos & Audio recordings. Each story will be published as a small professionally printed booklet that will be theirs to keep.
How Can a Citizens access the service:
We currently have No waiting list and can support individuals within their native languages if requested. I have also attached the leaflets and referrals for you to look at and share among clients, colleagues or someone you may know who will benefit from our service & support. if you would like to meet to Gain further information or potentially create a referral pathway to give Birmingham Citizens the best available support please let me know as we would like to meet with you.
I look forward to hearing from you soon
Tel: 0777 4077 588 / 0121 8095 902
Supporting Citizens through loss and Bereavement