South West Surrey Cruse Bereavement Care

A member of the Ash & Tongham, Surrey Heath Care Connections, Surrey Business, Godalming, Cranleigh, Haslemere, Farnham, Camberley, Surrey Heath, Guildford and Surrey communities

About South West Surrey Cruse Bereavement Care

We offer bereavement advice, support and counselling to adults, children and organisations within the boroughs of Guildford, Waverley and Surrey Heath.

  • Telephone advice

  • Information and leaflets on bereavement issues
  • Monthly information meetings

  • Group Support

  • Friendship Groups

  • One to One

  • Training & Advice for Organisations

Our helpline 01483 565660 is open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 9.30am and 12.30pm (excluding bank holidays)

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During the global coronavirus pandemic we arefacing a tragic loss of life, often under very difficult circumstances.

Bereaved people may have to deal with increased trauma, and may be cut off from some of their usual support network. Those who are already struggling with bereavement, or whose relatives or friends die through other causes will also be affected.

We have put together these resources to share how bereavement and grief may be affected by this pandemic. It covers some of the different situations and emotions bereaved people may have to deal with.

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Seasons Greetings from South West Surrey Cruse

I would like to start by hoping that all our friends and supporters of South West Surrey Cruse are all keeping well and healthy?

With best regards,

Chrissy Terry

Hub Administrator

Her Majesty The Queen attends reception to mark the 60th anniversary of Cruse Bereavement Care

Her Majesty The Queen attended a reception at St James’s Palace on Monday 21st October to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Cruse and we were delighted that two representatives of South West Surrey Cruse were in attendance and had the honour of meeting Her Majesty.

The reception was an opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication of our volunteers who provide bereavement support to people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Last year, Cruse's network of 5,000 volunteers gave support to almost 60,000 people.

The Queen met many individuals who have been instrumental in our work over the last 60 years, including volunteers who provided support after devastating events, including 9/11 and the Grenfell Tower Fire.

Her Majesty also met many volunteers who were supported by Cruse Bereavement Care after a bereavement and now give up their time to support others who are also going through a similar experience.

Steven Wibberley, Chief Executive of Cruse Bereavement Care, said: “We were delighted that Her Majesty The Queen could join us for our 60th anniversary celebrations. The event was a fantastic way to recognise the incredible work that our volunteers do to support people after a loved one dies. They are the lifeblood of the organisation and we couldn’t do the work that we do without them.”

Yolanda Clarke, a Cruse Bereavement Volunteer who attended the reception at St James’s Palace, said: “I wanted to volunteer for Cruse because after my parents and brother died, I came to the conclusion that my purpose in life was to use my experiences of loss and bereavement to help other bereaved people.

“I enjoy being a bereavement volunteer and seeing the people I support become more hopeful as they explore and understand their grief.”

Cruse Bereavement Care is the largest bereavement charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland providing free support, information and advice to adults, children and young people who have been bereaved.

This year Cruse is celebrating its 60th anniversary, further information about Cruse’s history can be found here:

Will you be the winner of £25,000 in our Weekly Lottery?

We have been delighted to be supported by the Guildford Lottery since it began last December. A number of our supporters have won cash prizes and at just £1 a ticket it is a great way to support Cruse and be in with a chance to win up to £25,000 every week. Click here to visit our page and buy your tickets.

This autumn, 5 lucky players could win one of five amazing entertainment bundles. Each bundle consists of an Amazon Echo, a Fire TV Stick, an Amazon Echo Dot and a Fire HD 8 tablet. All players that have tickets in the lottery by the 2nd November will be entered in to the special draw, as well as being in with a chance to win up to £25,000 in the weekly draw. Please tell your friends and family to play today to have a chance to win this amazing prize and to help support South West Surrey Cruse.

Win a share of £1000 for Cruse

You can WIN a share of £1000 for South West Surrey Cruse Bereavement Care in the #easyfundraising Back to School Giveaway! It’s easy and completely FREE to enter. Just visit the competition page and click any retailer before midnight on Sunday 25th August. This money could make a BIG difference to us, and our chances of winning increase with every person who enters, so please take a moment to enter now!

Click here to visit easyfundraising

Would you like to take part in the Asics London 10K on 21st July?

Do you and your friends love to run? Would you like to raise funds to help support bereaved people in our local area? We are looking for local runners who would like to take part in this event in support of South West Surrey Cruse.

The Asics London 10K is the most exciting run the capital has to offer. You will pass many of London’s most iconic landmarks and with around 25,000 runners being cheered on by the crowds the atmosphere is amazing. This is the perfect event for a new runner looking for a personal challenge and to be supported as part of a fantastic team OR an experienced runner looking to set a PB in support of Cruse.

Click here for more information and to register for your place. Be sure to let them know that you wish to raise funds for South West Surrey Cruse and all the money you raise will go towards providing our local service.
21 Jul 2019 at 8:00am
until 21 Jul 2019 at 6:00pm

Sounding For Cruse - Drums and World Percussion Interactive with Meditation

Posted on behalf of Sarah Weller supporting SW Surrey Cruse
Following on from previous sessions which have been highly praised by all who attended. I am delighted announce that Sarah Weller (a graduate of the British Academy of Sound Therapy) will be holding another Session on November 21st . All proceeds from the session will be donated to South West Surrey Cruse.

Drumming is a wonderful way to express ourselves and it isn’t all noisy either! Join Sarah for an interactive evening of drumming and world percussion; there is no need for any previous experience!

We will explore the sounds together and then you can relax and lie down for a drum led meditative journey.

The session will be held at Our Lady or Lourdes Church, 21 Derby Road, Haslemere GU27 1BS and will cost just £15 a person.

The event starts at 7.00pm and ends at 9.00pm. Please arrive for 6.45pm to get settled.

Please bring a mat or similar to lie on with a cushion and blanket and a drink of water; tea and biscuits will be provided.

Our sincere thanks go to Sarah for supporting us in this way.

Please book your place directly with Sarah by email to

This is likely to be a very popular event, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please note this session is not suitable for those in the first trimester of pregnancy or anyone who has had surgery in the preceding three months.
21 Nov 2019 at 6:45pm
until 21 Nov 2019 at 9:00pm

Would you like to help raise funds for South West Surrey Cruse?

In 2019, we are celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Cruse and there are loads of fantastic ways you can help us to raise funds. In fact, we’ve got 60 ways you can get involved and support us from bake sales and quizzes to skydives and challenges – you choose and we’re here to support you all the way!

Click here to download the fundraising pack full of suggestions. Just let us know what you are doing and we will help in any way we can with advertising, social media, T shirts, posters etc.

We have a brand new Just Giving page for South West Surrey Cruse. Click here to view the page. Donations can be made here, and you can set up your fundraising page linked to it, for your own events.

Win up to £25,000 and Support SW Surrey Cruse

Great News! Every Guildford Community Lottery Ticket purchased before the 2nd of Feb has a chance to win Afternoon Tea for Two at The Harbour Hotel in Guildford as well as being in the draw to win up to £25,000.

How do I enter?

It's simple just buy one or more tickets before Sat 2 February 2019. Each ticket gives you a chance to win. So more tickets mean more chances to win!

Click here to visit our Lottery Page and get your tickets.

50% of the cost of every ticket sold through our page goes directly to South West Surrey Cruse.

Remember Remember the Quiz in November

Bookings are now being taken for our next fundraising Quiz Night on Friday 8th November.

Tickets are £10 each. There will be a licensed bar, a raffle and prizes for the winning team. Please bring your own food.

You can make up a team of 6, or come on your own and we will add you to a team.

This is always a lively and fun evening and often sells out, so please book your tickets as soon as possible. Email or call 01483 418781 to get your tickets.
08 Nov 2019 at 7:00pm
until 08 Nov 2019 at 10:00pm
SW Surrey Cruse
The Clockhouse, Chapel Lane