Ben & Jake's story

Ben and Jake’s dad died in December 2014 after being diagnosed with oesophageal cancer earlier in the year.

The two boys received support from a BBC Children in Need funded project at the Laura Centre based in Leicestershire. They have been able to attend a two-day children’s group with other bereaved youngsters and are also having one-to-one counselling.  

The support given to Ben and Jake has helped them through their time of grief and given them the chance to meet other children who are experiencing similar loss; they don’t feel alone.

The Laura Centre offers specialist bereavement counselling to people who have been bereaved of a parent or significant person or parents whose child has died, with a wide ranging individual and group support as well as a variety of alternative therapies.