Rugby-based child bereavement charity receives vital £1,000 donation - The Rugby Observer

Rugby-based child bereavement charity receives vital £1,000 donation

Rugby Editorial 9th Oct, 2023 Updated: 9th Oct, 2023   0

A ‘FANTASTIC’ Rugby-based charity which supports families who have lost a child has received a £1,000 donation to help it teach life-saving skills.

The donation to Freddie’s Wish from Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Rugby will fund the charity’s paediatric first aid awareness course.

To mark the donation, the team from Freddie’s Wish visited the centre to provide paediatric first aid lessons to 15 Amazon employees.

Constantin Paddure, who took part in the lessons, said: “As a parent, paediatric first aid skills are vital, and I’m so thankful to learn this from the team at Freddie’s Wish. It’s a fantastic charity, and I’m so glad Amazon made this donation.”

Charlotte Humber founded Freddie’s Wish in 2015 in the name of her 13-month-old son, after he died in a car crash the previous year and she was unable to find specialist support in the following weeks.

Charlotte said: “Support like this means we can continue helping parents and carers at the most difficult times, equipping them with the skills to save their child’s life or providing them with the lifeline they need to navigate grief.

“I would urge anyone in need of support to reach out.”

Freddie’s Wish offers bereavement support to parents who have lost a baby or child. It has so far raised over £176,000 to support bereaved families across Warwickshire, funded the training of more than 1,500 people in paediatric first aid, and trained schools across the county in bereavement support.

Visit for more information about Freddie’s Wish.

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