Ruth Strauss Foundation - Pre Bereavement Support123
Ruth Strauss Foundation - Pre Bereavement Support
We collaborated with Sir Andrew Strauss, ex-England cricketer, who sadly lost his wife to an incurable lung cancer which affects non-smokers. Since this tragic event, Sir Andrew has set up the Ruth Strauss Foundation which we worked to raise awareness of. We highlighted how every year 14,000 parents in the UK are diagnosed with an incurable cancer, and their dependent children will face the grief of a life without a parent. Currently, there is a lack of pre-bereavement support in Britain and healthcare professionals report feeling ill-equipped to support families. Sir Andrew discussed these findings, as well as highlighting how without the right support families can struggle to manage grief, on Sky News and talkSPORT, among others.