Blenheim are proud to be hosting the memorial Sunrise Walk for the SeeSaw charity. SeeSaw offers grief support for children and young people in Oxfordshire and is our official charity for 2020. This year is also SeeSaw's 20th Anniversary year and they are marking the occasion with an exclusive, socially distanced, sponsored walk in memory of loved ones as the sun rises over the estate.
“The arrival of COVID-19 prevented us from holding many of our planned events,” said SeeSaw’s Jane Elliott, who is organising the sunrise walk.
“However we are delighted, thanks to our good friends at Blenheim Palace, to be able to hold this special memorial walk in the stunning Palace grounds this autumn, before it is open to the general public,” she added.
As a result of the disruption due to the coronavirus, we are delighted to confirm we are extending SeeSaw’s charity of the year status into 2021. Supporting the work of local charities is one of our 10 Goals.
“This has been an incredibly challenging year for everyone, and charities in particular have been hit hard,” said Stephanie Duncan, our Marketing and Communications Director.
“SeeSaw provides an incredibly important resource for young people facing the worst possible news and offers them help and support to cope with and understand their grief,” she added.
Since its launch in 2000, SeeSaw has supported over 6639 children from 3957 families to reduce the emotional, psychological and mental health consequences of bereavement. As a registered charity, it relies on its own fundraising for over 85% of its grief support running costs. The cost of running the service is approximately £422,700 a year for which it depends on widespread support from individuals, local communities, businesses and trusts.