Feath­ers, feel­ings, heal­ing


Harefield Gazette - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

A CHILD be­reave­ment char­ity has teamed up with a shop­ping cen­tre to cre­ate a work of art where peo­ple can de­sign a feather and write a ded­i­ca­tion to some­one they’ve lost.

Halo Chil­dren’s Foun­da­tion, based in Hilling­don, a lo­cal be­reave­ment char­ity has set up the an­gel art­work at intu Uxbridge, placed on the wall just out­side Deben­hams.

Ev­ery­one is in­vited any­one to colour, de­sign and ded­i­cate a feather to a loved one who has passed away.

Year 6 pupils from Cow­ley St Lawrence CE Pri­mary joined Halo sup­port­ers to place their feath­ers on the an­gel wings.

This term the chil­dren have been study­ing death in their reli­gious education lessons so the to make their own ded­ica- tions was a very poignant.

Halo is a char­ity sup­port­ing be­reaved chil­dren and their fam­i­lies so they do not have to grieve alone and one of the only sup­port groups like it in the area, many of the chil­dren Halo sup­ports have lost a par­ent but it could be a sib­ling and grand­par­ent or other loved one.

Any­one can ded­i­cate a feather on the wall by ask­ing one of the intu cen­tre man­agers – or visit the Kids Club.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Halo for sup­port or guid­ance with your own grief and loss, you can visit www.halochil­drens­foun­da­tion.org.uk

The char­ity holds a monthly fun group where chil­dren can mix, play and de­velop with oth­ers go­ing through a sim­i­lar grief.

intu Uxbridge has selected Halo Chil­dren’s Foun­da­tion as its cho­sen char­ity for 2018

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