Psychology Student Raises Over £1,000 for Child Bereavement UK.

Posted on 16th August 2017

A University of Chester student has raised over £1,000 at a charity fun day in aid of Child Bereavement UK.

Morgan Dowling, 18, from Runcorn, studies Psychology and organised a charity barbecue and fun day for local families at the Chichester Arms on Garden Lane in July. The day consisted of fun-filled activities such as face painting and live music, along with food and drink.

Morgan, who also raised money through a tombola and raffle at the event, said: “I'm amazed by all of the support I received from friends, colleagues and local businesses who volunteered their time or donated raffle prizes. I wanted to support Child Bereavement UK as one month after I turned 16, my dad (Stephen, aged 44)  passed away. I found things really difficult and a friend of my mum’s passed on a leaflet about the charity.”

She added: “A lady at the charity called Clare Bullen helped me to make big life choices such as staying in college and going to university, so I decided to fundraise for Child Bereavement UK so that other people like me receive the amazing support I was given, and also to raise awareness of the charity.”

Morgan raised a total of £1,300 on the day and is looking forward to volunteering at the Child Bereavement UK Winter Fundraising Ball later this year. She has also been trained to help at workshops for families facing bereavement, which will take place in October.