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Welsh Bereavement Charity Takes Its Message To The Senedd

6 Feb 2015
Welsh Bereavement Charity Takes Its Message To The Senedd

Welsh bereavement charity 2 Wish Upon A Star is holding an event at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on 24th February to thank their supporters and outline the charity’s plans for the future. The evening will feature speeches from local Welsh Labour and Co-operative politician Mick Antoniw AM, Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley of the South Wales Police and representatives from the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) who will discuss their involvements with the charity.

2 Wish Upon A Star was first established in 2012 by founder Rhian Burke to raise money for the improvement of bereavement services for families who have suffered the sudden loss of a child. The money raised for the charity goes towards helping those who are in need of immediate shock and trauma support and to improve the bereavement facilities in local hospitals.

“It’s extremely important to us that everyone who has given us their support can see exactly where their money is going and how it’s helping people,” said Rhian Burke. “We have invited companies and individuals who have been amazingly supportive of us since we were established two and a half years ago and those companies who have shown interest in showing us support in the future.

The evening will begin with entertainment from local Welsh choir Cor Tadau Trisant followed by an introduction to the event from sponsor Mick Antoniw AM.

The event will include a presentation from Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley who will speak about the police’s involvement in sudden child death and how working with 2 Wish Upon A Star will make a difference to families.

There will also be talks from Andrea Evans an Accident and Emergency nurse who will discuss the support required for families from her perspective, and a speech from a  representative of the  University Hospital of Wales who will outline the hospital’s plans to launch a pilot scheme offering immediate support to families in conjunction with the charity.

“We would like to do these events annually to keep our stakeholders and everyone who supports 2 Wish Upon A Star informed of the progress we’re making,” continues Mrs Burke. “We couldn’t do any of our good work without them and we’d love to continue to thank them for their generosity and ongoing support.”

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