It’s a great bunch of people
Rob’s wife, Erica, passed away three years ago and, although he was invited to the Bereavement Group straightaway, he left it for four months before attending his first meeting.
“I wasn’t in need of friendship as such, as I’ve always been involved with lots of groups and I’m a people person, so am happy to chat,” says Rob. “However, a number of my friends already attended, so I decided to give it a go too and I’m glad I did. It’s a great bunch of people and I’ve enjoyed getting involved – I was Santa at the Christmas party. While I’m a busy chap, there are some members who rarely leave the house and for them this Group is invaluable. I always try to chat with members who I know don’t get out much.”
He adds: “Due to way of the world, there are more ladies than men who are invited to join, so I make a point of encouraging men I know to keep coming along once they’ve started, as it’s a fantastic group.”
Rob has also invited the Group to events he’s organised for charity and says that some of the folk enjoyed a Sunday carvery in Tunbridge Wells recently, while they’ve always been supportive of his Macmillan Coffee Morning (although Rob’s stretches to a whole day!).
“Members of the group have been brilliant over the past three years, turning up with cakes and spending money too,” he says. "It's such a fabulous thing to be part of."
Posted: 10th of July 2017