New bereavement support group launches in Kempston


One of the region’s longest established family-run businesses is launching a new support group in Kempston to help those grieving the loss of a loved one.

The new Talking Elephants support group has been set up by Neville Funerals. The group is free to attend and available for anyone who has been bereaved and would appreciate a friendly face, some support and a chance to engage with people going through something similar.

Talking Elephants launches on Monday 17 February and will take place at Baycroft Kempston, Fletcher Road, and then every third Monday in the month from 10:30am to 12:00pm.

A group is also being established in Flitwick following on from the success of Neville Funerals’ Talking Elephants groups in Luton, Hemel Hempstead, Stopsley and Hitchin.

Louise Clarke is the community and pre-need manager at Neville Funerals who coordinates the Talking Elephants groups.

Louise Clarke
Louise Clarke

She said, “Many people dealing with grief often feel they are on their own.  Having the opportunity to talk to other people who are able to understand how they feel can be a huge benefit.

“This is where our Talking Elephants groups come in. Anyone is welcome to come along for a chat or just to listen and know that they are not alone in their grief.

“We already have a number of successful and well attended groups across the region and are delighted to be able to add the new Kempston and Flitwick groups to the bereavement services we offer.

“Over the next 12 months we’re hoping to expand the groups even further and have a Talking Elephants group local to each of our eight branches across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.”

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