Coping with Grief at Christmas

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Our latest information sheet ‘Coping with Grief at Christmas’ is free to download on our website at http://balloonscharity.co.uk/resources/ along with many other information sheets created by Balloons to help families after a bereavement.  We appreciate that Christmas, and in particular the first Christmas without a loved one can be a distressing time and have put together this free information sheet in the resources section of our website.

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The Tally Ho! Inn, Exeter raises over £1,200 for Tall Ships activity day

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We’re so grateful to The Tally Ho! Inn who have worked hard fundraising for Balloons (Devon) over the past month.  Their charity cycle ride and BBQ event managed to raised £1,258 in total which the owners Debs and Ed have asked be allocated to our next Tall Ships activity day for bereaved teenagers supported by Balloons.  We’re immensely grateful for all their support and that we will be able to run the Tall Ships activity day again with The Island ...

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Balloons supported by St David’s Players performances of ‘Gondoliers’

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Thank you to everyone involved with The St David’s Players and The Barnfield Theatre, Exeter for making us so welcome at all their performances of ‘Gondoliers’ throughout the week beginning Tuesday 10th October.  Staff and volunteers attended each performance that week to make collections for Balloons (Devon) and sell raffle tickets.  We very much enjoyed attending and are delighted that the collections and raffles raised just over £700 with further funds expected from the sale of tickets from their charity ...

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NEW Twilight Training Sessions

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Following the success our Twilight training sessions for professionals around bereavement and loss we are pleased to confirm the next available date:

Wednesday 29th November, 5-8pm – A theoretical and practical introduction to supporting bereaved children and young people.  Cost £50 per person.

We will be taking bookings from the beginning of September but please email Jo Overton-Pitts admin@balloonscharity.co.uk if you are interested in either of these courses with your name, the organisation you work for and a contact telephone number and we will ...

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Casework Coordinator & Resources Manager required

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Balloons are seeking a part-time Casework Coordinator & Resources Manager to join our small team, working with bereaved children and young people in Exeter, Mid and East Devon.

For full details of this wonderful opportunity to work with a respected local charity please visit https://www.devonjobs.gov.uk/social-care-health-balloons-charity-casework-co-ordinator-and-resources-manager/56822.job

Closing date for applications is 29th September 2017.

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Big Lottery Funding

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Balloons are delighted to announce that from September 2017 we will be part-funded by Big Lottery for the next 3 years.  We are so pleased that Big Lottery have recognised the value of our work in Exeter, Mid and East Devon and have demonstrated their belief in our charity with this grant funding.

For more details on how we will be supported by Big Lottery please download our Big Lottery Press Release August 2017

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Tom Gale’s Continental Divide Trail

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In May 2017 Tom Gale started his solo and unsupported trek across America from Mexico to Canada on the Continental Divide Trail. The trail, which he expects to take around 5 months follows the rocky mountains through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. At its shortest is 2800miles and at its longest is 3100 miles depending on snow conditions and route choices.  We’re incredibly grateful to Tom for choosing Balloons as one of his charities to fundraise for.  It’s such an ...

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Balloons Family Day at The Donkey Santuary

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We’re very excited to be holding our next Balloons Family Day at The Donkey Sanctuary on 3rd August 2017.  The day will be full of fun activities as well as a chance for the children supported by Balloons to look after a donkey for the day.  We’re so pleased to be able to offer this to 10 families we have supported in the past.  The day is now fully booked and the Balloons team are really looking forward to it.

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