Five years ago today Guy's Gift began it's work with bereaved children and their families in Warwickshire. We've been on an amazing journey - from our first referral to now helping hundreds of children throughout the county.
On such a momentous day, here are a few words from Jackie Potter, one of Guy's Gift's founders and also the charity's Family Services and Training Manager:
"Just over five years ago we had a vision, an aim to establish a bereavement support service for children and young people in Warwickshire, which was, sadly, lacking at that time. That vision grew into Guy's Gift. Since the 1st of May 2009 we have seen the charity develop and become a valued member of the county's integrated care provision network. We can all be proud of the contribution that Guy's Gift makes. This success is in no small way due to Guy, as his own special life is the inspiration that continues to guide our work. His 'gift' has been to give us the drive and outreach to make a difference to the huge number of individuals and families that have benefitted from the support of the Guy's Gift team. I feel privileged to be part of such a caring team!"
Guy - an inspiration.
Here's to the next five years...and beyond!