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Step out at Lady Dixon Park for Cruse

Eleanor Clarke and Suzanne Quinn helped launch Cruse Bereavement Care's third Memory Walk.

Eleanor Clarke and Suzanne Quinn helped launch Cruse Bereavement Care's third Memory Walk.

CRUSE Bereavement Care has launched the third Memory Walk in Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park on Saturday June 11.

Eleanor Clarke is one of the many people who have benefited from Cruse support and is urging local people to take part.

Eleanor said: "My Mum died in November 2009 and I tried to cope in the months after but after talking to my GP I was advised to contact Cruse. There was just so much to deal with after Mum died and I thought it was a fantastic service to talk to someone who understands.

"I will be supporting the Cruse Memory Walk and would encourage anyone who has used Cruse services to support this event to ensure the services are there for others when someone dies."
Hundreds of people across the province will step out in remembrance of a loved one on Saturday June 11, enjoying some of Northern Ireland's most scenic walking locations whilst raising vital funds for the volunteer based charity.

Every pound that is raised will allow Cruse to continue to provide free one-to-one bereavement support services, for children, young people and adults and continue to support bereaved parents and families through the Remember Our Child Project.

Last year in Northern Ireland, Cruse responded to over 9,000 enquiries from bereaved people and volunteers conducted over 7,000 one-to-one bereavement support sessions. The charity is now encouraging as many people as possible to join in at one of the sponsored walks so that its vital work can continue throughout Northern Ireland. If you would like to make your footsteps count, registration forms are available to download from Alternatively, you can call 028 90 792419 or email Suzanne.

Ulster Star