Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are suspending all our support groups from 16th March 2020 until further notice.
We are very aware of how important the support provided in our groups is for many of you, and we are currently investigating alternative ways to support you.
Please take care, and look after yourselves in the best way possible.
Today we said a huge heartfelt thank you to Nic as she stands back from running the weekly Wednesday group after twelve years.
The fab four, Liz, Maria, Nic and Susie from the Wednesday group
Countless bereaved parents, myself included, are thankful for the time she has devoted to this thriving group, giving us the ‘space to be loved and heard’.
The SLOW Warriors thank you gift for Nic and her daughter Naomi
Don’t worry though she’ll still be working hard for SLOW – mentoring our new facilitator recruits (more about them and our new Monday group soon), running the monthly evening group and SLOWsibs as well as the countless other things she does behind the scenes to help SLOW bereaved parents.
Thank you Nic – we are all truly grateful to you and Susie for setting up SLOW and the support you have given us all over the years.
Fancy a healthy new year’s fitness challenge?
SLOW has places available for the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 11th October 2020. This stunning central London Half Marathon, takes in some of the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.
For more information on the Royal Parks Half Marathon click here.
If you want to run and fundraise for SLOW so that we can continue to support bereaved families, registration is completely free. All we ask for is a minimum fundraising target of £400 per runner. There’s loads of time to train so please do get in touch with Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re up for a place. Please also feel free to share this with friends and family.
We are delighted to announce that SLOW has been awarded its largest ever grant for three years from the National Lotteries Reaching Communities Fund.
The grant award comes after an 8-month process where SLOW’s grant application went to peer review, two regional panels and a national panel. Reaching Communities awarded SLOW with the full grant outlined in the application with further funding for supervision and strategic development of the charity.
The National Lottery Community Fund are the largest community funder in the UK. The fund is passionate about funding great ideas that matter to communities and make a difference to people’s lives. They work with the smallest of local groups right up to UK-wide charities, enabling people and communities to bring their ambitions to life.
This grant will ensure that SLOW can continue to support bereaved families in London for years to come and we are thrilled and truly grateful.
On a cold, wet Sunday in October our team of ten runners smashed the Royal Parks half marathon. Many of them were running novices but there were some amazing times.
Together they have raised an astonishing £13,000 which is beyond our wildest expectations and we are thrilled.
Congratulation to our fabulous team – you all did fantastically and we can’t thank you enough! And thank you to everyone who donated. It’s really appreciated.
And there’s still time to donate if you haven’t already:
For the Mediabrands team – Jason, Caroline, James, Dan and Piers https://www.justgiving.com/companyteams/MediabrandsHalfMarathon
For Jenny and Julia – https://localgiving.org/fundraising/half-marathon-for-slow/
For John McCann https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jpmccann
For Paul https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paul-de-la-nougerede
For John Dickinson https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/john-dickinson9
Same time, next year team? And we’d would love you to fundraise for SLOW. Please do get in touch with any ideas and challenges you may have and we will support you with your fundraising.