Fellows support each other and the Luna Foundation
We have a really heartwarming story to share with you about how our Fellows come together to help one another so that the Luna Foundation can be supported in their provision of Suicide Bereavement Training for people working with children and young people.
One of our new Fellows Katie Schwarzmann (CF 2023) attended our Connect and Inspire event on 28 June. One of the members of the panel, Anna Wardley (CF 2019) gave an inspirational talk on how she set up the Luna Foundation to implement the recommendations of her Churchill Fellowship report (‘Time to Count’) on the impact of parental suicide on children and young people.
The Luna Foundation aims to transform the way children and young people are supported after suicide bereavement, particularly after the death of a parent or primary caregiver.
Katie was deeply moved by this and she said: "I had set out to find a charity that helped children in these circumstances and so it felt like serendipity when Anna gave her speech at the Connect and Inspire event. It’s a cause very close to my heart, having affected my family, and it was a privilege to hear about the Luna Foundation's much-needed and important work."
To put her words into action Katie is going to be running an ultra-marathon across the West Highland Way in Scotland starting on 20 August in support of the Luna Foundation. She will be joined by her friend Meg Goulding.
Two other Churchill Fellows who live along the route have very kindly offered Katie a place to stay along the way!
If you would like to support Katie you can do so on her Justgiving page.
Good luck Katie and thank you to all our Fellows who support each other.