Grant for youngsters in need

CHIBS gets over �4,000 from the Jane Tomlinson Fund. From the left, child co-ordinator volunteer Anne Tordoff, befrienders Linda Illand, Claire Cook, Debbie Mullen, Lynne Law, Anita Rushton, Judith Adams, Rajinda Ajiz, Juliet Chambers, Lorraine Tatham, Dr Ann Roland from Child Bereavement UK, counsellor Lynne Swarbrick, Ann Chalmers from Child Bereavement UK and Gillian McMahon.

CHIBS gets over �4,000 from the Jane Tomlinson Fund. From the left, child co-ordinator volunteer Anne Tordoff, befrienders Linda Illand, Claire Cook, Debbie Mullen, Lynne Law, Anita Rushton, Judith Adams, Rajinda Ajiz, Juliet Chambers, Lorraine Tatham, Dr Ann Roland from Child Bereavement UK, counsellor Lynne Swarbrick, Ann Chalmers from Child Bereavement UK and Gillian McMahon.

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A grant of nearly £5,000 will help a Calderdale charity support bereaved children across the borough.

Calderdale Help in Bereavement Service (CHIBS) received a grant of £4,775 from the Jane Tomlinson Appeal to run new child training sessions.

The sessions aim to provide understanding into the needs of bereaved children and young people and develop skills to work with them as befrienders. Run in partnership with Child Bereavement UK, it is hoped the training will help reduce the CHIBS waiting list, so they can help as many people as possible. The sessions will help befrienders to recognise factors affecting a young person’s response to grief, engage and build relationships, develop creative ways with working with children and young people and more. If you would like to volunteers with CHIBS, contact the charity on 07921879853 or email recruitment@chibs.co.uk. The charity also runs a monthly, free and confidential, support group on the first Monday of every month (excluding Bank Holidays). Visit www.chibs.org.uk for more information.