Charity that helps children facing bereavement and trauma is calling for funding boost from businesses


Businesses are being called on to help fund a charity service that supports children facing bereavement and trauma.

CHUMS needs a cash injection to re-run its recreational therapeutic programme.

The scheme, which includes activities such as football, music and creative arts, was made possible last year through a grant from ITV’s The People’s Millions.

It benefited children who, for a variety of reasons, cannot readily engage in talking therapies.

Chief executive of CHUMS, based in Silsoe, Dawn Hewitt said: “We’re desperate to continue developing the service to improve outcomes for young people and children.”

The project has empowered young people, helped reduce emotional and behavioural problems and increased learning, academic achievement and career opportunities.

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