Good Grief Retreats, Sussex.

by Freddy Fley in Horsham, West Sussex, United Kingdom

Total raised £3,184

raised so far

29

supporters

There a reason to be here, grief spaces are a critical part of society, we all need time to heal, rest and recover.

by Freddy Fley in Horsham, West Sussex, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 10th May 2024 we'd raised £3,084 with 28 supporters in 50 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

What we will do with the Extra funding.

We would like to take our 'Honouring Grief ' programme to the people who need it the most. We have teamed up with Breathworks mindfulness (www.breathworks-mindfulness.org.uk) to produce an 8 week mindfulness course with the grief as it's theme. 

This would immediately reach marginalized groups, and will working with other grief charities and across the Uk to put the word across.  We have a number of people who would hugely benefit from the “Honouring Grief"  Programme but do not have the funds.

 We are offering a proactive, preventative response to the current mental health crisis. Please help us to give the opportunity to learn resilience and isolation by having spaces to grieve: 

1. Making a pledge.

2. Spreading the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell your friends and family about us. The more we can raise, the more can benefit from this unique, tried and tested programme.



Why give to our 'Honouring Grief program ?

Last year our summer retreat in the South Downs was attended by a diverse crowd from all walks of life.  What was most interesting about the attendees was not only their personal narratives of hardships and endurance, but rather their ability to be at home with each other's pain and grief. It was a unifying factor that went beyond colour, gender or any other characteristics. and a place of true belonging.  It has been said that there is no better medicine in the world than the sense of belonging, authenticity and good old fashioned kindness. 

A highlight was the camp fire.  People sang, cried, and danced.  It was an unforgettable moment. Some learned skills of mindfulness or journaling and enjoyed the great home cooking.  Some remembered the sacrifices made by those who came before us - in exile, migration, and tragedy - and were able to re-tell their narratives and heal. Many grieved, mourned and spontaneously broke out into song. And the inspiring ritual proved that grief is more powerfully held within and by a group; and the loving energy of the collective. 

Who we are ? 

MNPC is a Community Interest Company focused on providing grief spaces both through virtual events and face-to-face retreats. Please join our important cause to raise funds to support our programs.  Our programs are needed more then ever; and, post-covid, these services are very much in demand to meet gaps in the system.  

The Impact of our ‘Honouring Grief’ Program 

The Honouring grief is tried and tested and results in positive improvements in many areas of peoples lives including:

  • Emotional Capacity to cope with change and challenges 
  • Ability to be more present with their feeling and emotional regulation 
  • Not feelings alone with the grief 
  • Looking forward to the future 
  • Self-Confidence and self esteem 

How we will use the funds

This grant enabled us to provide bursaries for many of the participants who would otherwise not have been able to afford to attend the grief retreat weekend.  

How we will use extra ongoing payments: 


What we will do with the Extra funding.

We would like to take our 'Honouring Grief ' programme to the people who need it the most. We have teamed up with Breathworks mindfulness (www.breathworks-mindfulness.org.uk) to produce an 8 week mindfulness course with the grief as it's theme. 

This would immediately reach marginalized groups, and will working with other grief charities and across the Uk to put the word across.  We have a number of people who would hugely benefit from the “Honouring Grief"  Programme but do not have the funds.

 We are offering a proactive, preventative response to the current mental health crisis. Please help us to give the opportunity to learn resilience and isolation by having spaces to grieve: 

1. Making a pledge.

2. Spreading the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell your friends and family about us. The more we can raise, the more can benefit from this unique, tried and tested programme.

Testimonials 

William, I’d like to acknowledge you and your enduring, inspiring commitment to this work/field and everyone connected with you and to service of the greater good. My regards & respect to Tim as well. 

You unceasingly reach out/express your support and pull through for MNPC and for all folks to rise. 

We may rarely speak or meet but your care, leadership and brilliance shines ever bright. Salutations and blessings to you brother 🙏🏽🌞 CB

Viva MNPC.. love to all beings.

The retreat was really well organised with excellent facilitators, delicious food and wonderful people to share experiences and learn. This is my second retreat with MNPC and I have truly enjoyed it. Thanks William and MNPC team 🙏🏾💞, I can't wait for the next one. Thamara

 It was a fabulous weekend, in such beautiful surroundings. I was open to what would be and experienced so much in a deep and meaningful level. Thanks to All of you teachers and participants and my roommates. Love and light 😊🪷🌺💕💜 P.S, booking in for May 2024 🙏🏽 Tanya

 I had the best time. I'm so grateful to all who attended and shared such love, warmth and kindness. Its been such a challenge few years and it felt like such a time of healing and refreshment. Can't wait for the next one.🙏🏽 Ranju

Thank God for this space and your work at Mnpc, well done for working though years of challenges. I'm looking forward to next years event already. Priscilla Thomas

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£5 or more

Good Grief online group

1 tickets for the online grief group on starting Sunday June 16th. please register at www.honouringrief.com

£20 or more

One-to-one Mindfulness session

On line mindfulness session for 30 mintues

£35 or more

Grief Coubnseling session

please register at www.honouringrief.com

£50 or more

Bickbeck College

A ticket on the symposium in London, for the saturday event.

£65 or more

£20 Reward

A stall on the symposium event at Bickebeck

£100 or more

Brochure advert

half a page in our annual brochure for the mindfulness and well-being industry.

£150 or more

Grief Retreat

Via invitation only price

£200 or more

Grief Retreat

Thanks for the donation we would be happy to give you a place on the retreat.

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