Someone once said, “women often grieve face to face, whereas men do it shoulder to shoulder.” Men aren’t always that good at just talking – we prefer to do something!
Some of our Bereaved Parent Support befrienders just love to organise walks for bereaved men – we affectionately call them ‘Harry’s Hikes’, in memory of one of our befrienders who sadly died in 2018 (he loved walking). We held two of these in 2019 and had planned more in 2020.
We know that there are a lot of guys who enjoy walking, and these are great opportunities for those who have experienced untimely bereavement to spend time with other men who truly understand the heartache of losing a son or daughter, or a partner early in life.
Sadly, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve decided not to hold any of the walks we’d planned this year (2020). Instead, we’re postponing them until 2021 or until regulations permit events like this to take place safely:
Sheffield – postponed to 2021
Oxfordshire – postponed to 2021
Leicestershire – postponed to 2021
Northumberland – postponed to 2021
Scotland – postponed to 2021