Congratulations to The Children’s Bereavement Centre, the winners of the Ringrose Law ‘A Grand Idea’ for Newark.

The Children’s Bereavement Centre in Newark is a unique and special place where children and their families who are affected by terminal illness, death or the divorce and separation of someone close can access the support they need.

The Children’s Bereavement Centre was one of the five shortlisted community projects in Newark who entered the ‘A Grand Idea’ scheme. After a month of public voting, they received the most public support and received the £1,000 to go towards their new ‘Forget me not’ garden. On hearing the great news, Amanda Brett – Business Manager at the centre House commented;

The Children’s bereavement Centre is thrilled to receive £1000 from Ringrose Law – ‘A Grand Idea’ scheme – it will help to make the plans for our garden for all the families that access our Bereavement Centre a reality. The “Forget me not” garden will provide the opportunity for children and young people to do some outside activities, plant seeds and bulbs and decorate stones in memory of their loved ones. We hope to get the garden underway in the next four weeks and have it completed in time for the summer holidays. Thank you to Ringrose Law and to all of those who voted, it will make a real difference to so many children, young people and their families in our local community.”

A Grand Idea was launched last year by Ringrose Law, who committed to give an impressive £1,000 each to six different charities/community groups across Lincolnshire and Newark every year. Winners last year included Beaumond House in Newark, Grantham Additional Needs Federation and Hollies Animal Rehoming Trust in Sleaford.

Alex Gray, Marketing Manager at Ringrose Law comments;

We had some fantastic entries from Newark and surrounding villages this year, all such very worthy causes. After short listing the top five projects we opened up a public vote, which really was neck and neck until the very last second! We are delighted that the Children’s Centre has won and look forward to seeing the garden progressing over the coming months.”

A Grand Idea will be continuing throughout 2014 and the next spotlight town will be Spalding. If any community project or charity would like to send an application go to for more information.

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