Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK

OUCC and our relationship with Child Bereavement UK

A note from our benefactors Robin and Camilla Geffen:

Child Bereavement UK helps children, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. Supporting children and young people who are facing bereavement, and anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, CBUK also provide training to professionals and volunteers in health, social care and education, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.

Child Bereavement UK has been a very important charity to my wife and I since our oldest son Edward died aged 8 whilst at school in Oxford in 2000. They provided an outstanding and very personal service at a desperate time, with each of us given weekly counselling by a different trained counsellor who had also lost a child. My wife has subsequently been a Trustee of the Charity for the allowed two terms and is now a Patron and we have both raised much needed funds for them. It gives me great pleasure to be able to sponsor Oxford University Cricket and promote Child Bereavement though this continued link. Child Bereavement is, I believe, a very important Charity for the Pandemic that we are living through. The Charity supports both Parents that have lost their children as well as children that have lost their parents, grandparents or siblings.

Robin and Camilla Geffen (OUCC Benefactors)


How we support Child Bereavement UK

All OUCC members are aware of our support of Child Bereavement UK. The charity's logo is positioned prominently on our kit, and the club partakes in an annual fundraiser for the charity - most recently involving running around the University Parks in full batting equipment to raise awareness and donations. 


Oxford University Cricket & the Geffen family

The Geffen family have supported cricket at Oxford University for well over a decade. It is not an overstatement to say that without the support of Robin and Camilla, the club would not be where it is today. Robin has personally been engaged with our players, performances and the club in general since 2009, and so we are grateful and delighted that he remains involved.

Gus Kennedy (OUCC Chairman)

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