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Stepping Forward has reached out to 40 bereaved people, who have joined the monthly walks organised by the Hospice’s bereavement team. Some people just came once or twice, while others have become regulars.
The group was set up to help those struggling to find their way through grief or who may have found it more difficult to socialise since their loss, to give them support, understanding and the chance to walk and talk with like-minded people and bereavement volunteers.
Catherine Proot, the Hospice’s Bereavement Service Co-ordinator, said: “The idea is to base the coming together of a group of people who can offer each other moral support around a mutual interest.
“Often when people become bereaved they can become isolated. The project offers people the opportunity to just be comfortable with others who understand perfectly how they are feeling.
“They can talk about their feelings if they want to or just enjoy companionship while making new friends.”
The next walk takes place at Ickworth Park on Thursday, 3 May, starting at 6pm (meet in the overflow car park). Stepping Forward is held on the first Thursday of every month, with subsequent walks on 7 June, 5 July, 2 August, 6 September and 4 October.