Bonnyrigg mum supports charity

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A Bonnyrigg mum is hoping to repay a charity that helped her daughter cope with bereavement.

Along with the rest of her family, 11-year old Jade Milliken was devastated when her papa Duncan lost his battle with cancer two years ago.

The youngster struggled to cope with the loss, to the extent that she was regularly waking up screaming during the night.

Mum of three Louie cannot speak highly enough of the Edinburgh charity which offered weekly counselling in Dalkeith.

Richmond Hope works with children and young people to rebuild their lives after the death of a significant person, and does this by offering a place where they can explore their feelings and find ways of coping.

The sessions, which took place at St John’s and King’s Park Church, saw the 11-year-old focus her mind on arts and crafts activities. According to Louie, creating a memory box and memory pillow made “a huge difference” in helping Jade cope with bereavement.

It costs Richmond Hope around £2000 to help a child. With this in mind Louie is keen to pay something back to the charity, and is organising a fundraiser at the Bonnyrigg Rose Club on December 7.

Read full story in the November 15 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.