Ben Johnson - Forget me not foundation

Bereavement Support Group

About our Support Group Events

Being able to talk to others in similar circumstances, and being able to acknowledge feelings of sadness can help people who have lost a loved one realise they are not on their own, and that sadly it has happened to others.

Ben's parents, Neil and Donna and his sister Jade, discovered after talking with others affected by blood cancers, that they were not the only ones who had suffered such a devastating loss.

From the first shock and disbelief of losing Ben, it was apparent to Ben's family that there was no right or wrong way to grieve, as we all react in our own way. Some find it easier to show their feelings more than others, but most find out at some stage it helps to talk. During the first raw grief of losing Ben, when bad days became very bad indeed, Neil and Donna turned to a charity help line, just a voice on the other end of a phone, but a source of strength for them to know that they were not alone in how they were feeling. The lady on the care line had also lost her son to blood cancer.

The Foundation aim to help those bereaved, who may be looking for the chance to talk through their own experience with others, by providing a place to meet and by organising beneficial events. We welcome anyone who has been affected by the loss of a loved one to cancer (in particular but not exclusively blood cancer). Carers, family members and friends are invited to come along for company and a chat with others who really understand.

Our monthly event is held every 3rd Tuesday of the month, between 6pm and 8 pm at Christchurch Hall, Old Road East, Gravesend, Kent, and our first event will be on Tuesday 17th October 2017.

For our next event information flyer email: Alternatively call or text Neil on 07711 567 286