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Walks for bereaved men

Great opportunities for men to do something together!

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

We are sorry that, in line with Government advice and legislation, we have had to postpone all of our planned walks for this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please keep an eye on this webpage and our Facebook page for the latest information.

Please click here for our COVID-19 support pages

If you’d like to come on one of these or want to know a bit more about the location or terrain, please email Mike as soon as possible with your contact details.  He will pass on your details to the guys who are organising it, and they’ll contact you with more information.

In loving memory of Harry, one of our Bereaved Parent Support Befrienders, who loved walking.

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