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Parents & carers

Being there for your child and looking after yourself – before and after the death of a loved one.


Getting through one of the toughest things you’ll ever have to cope with.


Helping children to find the words which describe how you are really feeling.


Supporting professionals across all sectors who need to be there for grieving children and young people.


The Exeter Branch of John Lewis has chosen Balloons as one of the 3 charities they will be supporting from February 2016 for 3 months as part of their Community Matters Scheme. John Lewis customers are given tokens as they pay and are then asked to put them into the Charity boxes located at the front door, Customer Collection point, and in their Place to Eat. At the end of the 3 months the money is then split between the 3 different Charities depending on the number of tokens that have been attributed to them.  For more information about what this means you can visit http://www.johnlewis.com/our-shops/helping-the-community.


Thank you so much to the organisers of the Parish production of ‘Olde Tyme Music Hall’ at St Teresa’s Hall, Sidmouth on Saturday 30th January in aid of Balloons.  Jo Overton-Pitts, our Admin Support Worker attended the evening with her family and spoke to the audience about the valuable work of Balloons.  Particular thanks to Liam & Ann for nominating Balloons in the first place – we are so grateful for your support and the support of those who bought tickets for the event, which was so popular an extra performance had to be added!

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We are delighted to announce that Balloons is Michelmore’s chosen Charity of the Year for 2016.  The Launch party was held at Michelmore’s Pyne’s Hill offices on Tuesday 19th January.

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  • I cannot express how much help I received from Balloons. I know that my children and myself would be in an altogether different place if it was not for their sound help and advice throughout the last few months. From the first phone call, I felt as though there was a strong pair of arms holding my family together and those arms belonged to the Balloons team.–Balloons parent

  • The support worker helped me to understand and deal with my emotions, which was the main thing I was struggling with. I now feel a lot more at peace with myself, the world and my past.–Balloons young person, age 14

  • The child is back to her bouncing, cheerful self. She said she was less tearful and was able to tell me that it's her Grandma's birthday tomorrow; she smiled and said she hoped the sun would shine becasue Grandma liked sunny days. Thank you for the invaluable service you provide.–Balloons professional