Tester & Jones Bereavement Group

Understanding the impact the loss of a loved one can have, we set up a Bereavement Support Group eight years ago, which now meets every month at Barnsgate Manor. Between them, members from Crowborough and surrounding villages enjoy a number of activities - such as walking - and some members have even enjoyed a short break together.

New members can expect a warm and friendly welcome - after all, they know what you're going through.

Here are some comments from members of our Bereavement Support Group:

Tester & Jones Support Group Testimonials

"The Tester & Jones Bereavement Support Group is exactly what it says, a support group of people who have lost someone very dear.


We are all grieving but trying to overcome our loss and our sorrow.


It's hard, but we also try to help one another and enjoy ourselves too."


"Tester & Jones have created a wonderful facility to help the bereaved at a very difficult time in their lives. We meet on 2nd Saturday of each month at Barnsgate Manor from 10.30am to midday. We are a mix of people, male and female, from all walks of life with one common bond - the loss of loved ones. We have got to know each other well over coffee and biscuits, and we support each other.

All sorts of activities are arranged from walks, theatre and cinema visits, bowling, short holiday breaks, pub lunches etc. Interesting speakers come to the group sometimes to give advice on finance, homeopathy, acupuncture, relaxation and beauty therapy. New people are always welcomed and immediately accepted into the fold. I look forward to our meetings and thoroughly enjoy them. We are not a gloomy bunch, we laugh and have fun. It is all about helping each other to come to terms with our new lives, our different selves and taking forward steps."


Bereavement Support Group


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