Kate Ibbeson

Coalition members support bereaved people at Christmas

28 January 2015

"It's the most wonderful time of the year!" So the song goes. But the festive season can be anything but festive for someone who has suffered a close bereavement, whether it occurred recently or years ago.  For many, their loved one's absence is felt more keenly when the rest of the world appears to be celebrating in merry oblivion. 

#BereavedAtXmas - Kate's experience

28 January 2015

Kate Ibbeson, founder of the support group Sheffield Cancer Mafia, blogs about how the #BereavedAtXmas initiative came about and the varied range of people who linked in to support it.

Supporting bereaved people at Christmas

10 December 2014

A sad woman in front of a Christmas treeKate Ibbeson lost both her mum and dad to cancer within just ten months. Since their deaths, Kate, from Walkley, Sheffield, has set up Sheffield Cancer Mafia, an informal support group that aims to bring together people with cancer, cancer survivors, carers, family, friends and those who have lost a loved one.

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