Losing a loved one is never easy - new group in Hethersett is here to help

Sandi Grey, who is setting up a new group in Hethersett for bereaved people.

Sandi Grey, who is setting up a new group in Hethersett for bereaved people. - Credit: Archant

A new group to support people who have lost loved ones is being launched in Hethersett.

The Heart of Hethersett Bereavement Group is being launched by Sandi Grey, from Wymondham, who works for the Co-op Funeralcare Service in Great Melton Road, Hethersett.

Ms Grey said she got the idea from a similar group in Thetford.

She said she felt the need for a bereavement group when she was coping with the death of her mother, who lived in Woodcote.

She said: 'I was so grateful for all the kindness shown to me by others when my mother Nancy died that I want to organise a support group for people who have suffered bereavement.

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'Myself and my sister needed support and now I would like to reach out to bereaved people of all ages, just so we can meet together and share memories and chat.'

She added: 'We would like to reach out to people of all ages, just to come along, have a cup of coffee and a chat with other people who have been bereaved.

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'Some people who suffer bereavement feel that they have nobody to talk to and that's where Heart of Hethersett will come in.'

To start with, the group will meet monthly at Woodcote Sheltered Housing Complex in Firs Road, with the inaugural meeting planned for September 27 from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

Stephen Baxter, Woodcote manager said: 'At Woodcote we have close links with the community and we see ourselves as a place that the community can come to.

'We also encourage anything that can be beneficial to our residents and we are delighted to be part of Heart of Hethersett.'

Ms Grey said she wanted to get the word out about the group to as many people as possible.

She said: 'It's really a matter of contacting people and word of mouth. It would be great if the group could bring people of all ages together and not just those recently bereaved.'

For more information, call 01603 812016 or email at hethersett@co-operative.coop

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