Author: Anne

Help

The day Jamie died the police gave me a book, they said it contained the numbers of charities and organisations that deal with people and families that have been bereaved by suicide. And as soon as I was ready or…

When your child dies your brain stops working, you are consumed by grief and can barely look after yourself in the most basic of ways. Being a single parent on benefits I had things I had to do and within…

Lupus is Winning

When Jamie died I couldn't have cared less about anything. And yes these are the bits that make me sound like an arsehole, but anyone and anything just wasn't important. I was and am lost in needing Jamie back, in…

Ruddis Retreat

Helen had once again gone above and beyond, she had nominated us to the Huddersfield based charity Ruddis Retreat. Ali, Ruddis mum, had set up the charity using her cake shop in Linthwaite as well as many other fundraising ideas…

Lost…

The morning after the funeral I woke up and realised I had been focusing on it so intensely that I was pushing my emotions and how I felt to the back of my mind, it had all just been about…

The Funeral

My cousin had started a Just Giving page for help towards Jamie's funeral, bills and treating William when he was feeling down, as financially I wouldn't be able to just say yes mate lets go out for tea, or to…

Jamie’s Back

My phone rang, Helen, my stomach sank, I knew I was expecting her call and I knew what the call was about. Jamie is back from the coroner and ready for me to go and see him. He had died…

The Decisions

I've never been part of organising a funeral, not even in the smallest degree. I've been to plenty, I have been to young friends funerals, as I have lost alot of motorcycle road racing friends, but I have never made…

The first few days after Jamie died are a crazy mix of people, places, things I had to decide, things I was being told, things I needed to know to make these decisions...and all I wanted to do was sit…

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