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Harton and Westoe Miners Welfare
Tyne and Wear
Coffee morning for adults;
Mondays at the Armstrong Hall, Stanhope Road, South Shields
Tuesdays at Harton and Westoe Miners Welfare, Low Lane, South Shields
The Cruse Crew is a not-for-profit volunteer-led community interest company.
The group was formed in August 2014 to raise £30,000 to fund a free one-one bereavement support service in South Tyneside for children and young people of all ages.
Through fundraising activities the group found those families involved, who had sufferered a bereavement, gained confidence and no longer felt isolated.
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Now, the group is continuing their support to bereaved families by providing a support network through a range of activities from social events, subsidised trips and drop-in sessions where families can come together to chat and share their own experiences of coping strategies.
Laura is a mum-of- three. She helped to create the Cruse Crew following the sudden death of her children’s father.
Laura and her family were instrumental in raising the funds needed to bring a one-to- one bereavement support service for children, run by Cruse Bereavement Care Tyneside to South Tyneside.
Since then, following the Cruse Crew becoming a not-for- profit Community Interest Company, she became a company director in 2016.
Alongside Susan Clarkson, Laura runs a weekly coffee morning for bereaved adults.
Lisa Nightingale created the Cruse Crew to raise funds to enable Cruse Bereavement Care Tyneside to bring its one-to- one bereavement support service for children and young people to South Tyneside.
Lisa registered the group as a not-for- profit Community Interest Company in 2015 after realising there was a need for a support network for bereaved families and children who may be in need of extra support following the death of close family member.
Alongside Laura and Susan, Lisa runs the weekly drop-in session for families.
Susan Clarkson was appointed a director of Cruse Crew in 2016.
Susan is a mum-of- four. Susan and her partner Alfie Leggett helped to establish the Cruse Crew following the death of their nine-year- old son.
The couple, along with their two sons, helped to raise the funds needed to bring a one- to-one bereavement support service for children, run by Cruse Bereavement Care Tyneside to South Tyneside.
Alongside Laura Nisbet, Susan runs a weekly coffee morning for bereaved adults.