Children and young people who are bereaved may react by having mood swings, being unable to concentrate, becoming quiet and withdrawn, having a disturbed sleep pattern, having difficulties with friends or being aggressive towards other people. They need understanding, time, space and reassurance and this is where CruzKids comes to the fore.
CruzKids is a group of children and young people who have had someone close to them die and anyone over the age of 5 can join. There is no cost or time limit but CruzKids offers essential assistance required at the most important times by offering one to one support, family days, residential weekends, days in and out, regular get togethers and a mentoring scheme. The children who have joined CruzKids have been helped in a variety of ways by being able to talk to someone, keeping memories, learning from others, making new friends, creating unique experiences and just being themselves.
Chosen by popular demand by its employees, DQ is extremely proud to be supporting CruzKids as its charity of choice for 2016-17. DQ has already provided hands-on help by assisting Santa’s elves in wrapping Christmas presents for the members of CruzKids and we have already raised sponsorship monies by various means including the very popular hamper full of goodies that was raffled off just before Christmas 2016. DQ has an abundance of ideas for sponsorship and assistance for CruzKids which should be coming to fruition on a regular basis over the coming months to ensure that this vitally important service for bereaved children is properly accessible by those that need it most when they have no-one else to turn to.
Further information about CruzKids can be found here