We are creating a new counselling room at our base on Vernon Street in Derby as demand for our services is increasing. We offer counselling support to anyone from the age of 5 who has suffered a bereavement. We would like the room to be as comfortable and inviting as possible, so we are looking to purchase four chairs, a blind and some pictures. Over 300 bereaved people contact our office every year asking for help. Many of them are in a state of anxiety and need to offload their fears, with some people near suicidal. By talking with one of our bereavement volunteers face to face, we enable them to overcome these feelings. We provide them with the opportunity to talk in a safe venue. This helps to normalise their feelings so they can come to terms with their grief and enable them to carry on their role in society.