Shires funeral directors launch Book Club for bereaved people

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Shires, Baldock and Letchworth – the leading family funeral directors in Hertfordshire – has launched a Book Club to help support those experiencing bereavement. The club provides an informal and relaxed environment for people dealing with grief to get together socially.

Colleagues from the branches are aware that grieving can be an incredibly lonely time, during which a lack of social interaction can be detrimental to a person’s health and wellbeing. They launched the Book Club to help those who are grieving, so they’re able to meet with others who are in similar circumstances.

The Book Club meets once a month to discuss best sellers and to also share stories and support one another.

Shires, Baldock and Letchworth, welcomes new members to its next meeting on 5 April at 10am at The United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, Baldock, where it will be discussing The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies. Members can choose to read the book, listen to an audio version, or simply turn up and enjoy a cup of tea and a cake in the company of others.

Donna Sullivan, Community Engagement at Shires, comments: “Often people who’ve experienced a loss have a feeling of isolation and lack of purpose and our Book Club is a great way to make new friends in the local community as well as meet people who are in a similar situation. Group members help support each other and ultimately have a chat over a good book in a friendly, relaxing and supportive environment.”