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7:46 PM 30th March 2022

East Yorkshire Grief Support Group To Host First Of A Series Of Pop Up Events In Snaith

Jacqui Gunn and Lisa Barran
Jacqui Gunn and Lisa Barran
A Market Weighton grief charity is to hold a bereavement support event in East Cowick next month.

Further to the success of recent events in Pocklington, there will be a free Talking about Loss (TAL) event on Wednesday, 13th April at East Cowick Village Hall.

The event will be hosted by Lisa Barran from Snaith who was referred to Talking about Loss via the NHS referral scheme following the passing of her husband last year. "After being introduced to Talking about Loss's founder, Jacqui Gunn, I was inspired to host a regular monthly meet up to offer people like me a safe place to talk with like-minded people and we came up with the name TAL's Pals," she said.

"I will host the first TAL's Pals pop up between 10.30am and 2pm on 13th April with additional support from a TAL counsellor, The Marshes Snaith and Rawcliffe Medical Group and vicar, Eleanor Robertshaw from St. Laurence Priory."

During the event, visitors will be able to chat and do crafts, make flower posies and create memory books. There will also be a jigsaw area and a book corner

Mrs. Gunn, who started TAL following the loss of her father, said: "We're very grateful to Lisa and her supporters for hosting the first of our TAL's Pals events. We're looking forward to an inspirational event and to rolling out TAL's Pals pop up events all over Yorkshire ."

The Snaith event is one a series of events hosted by Talking about Loss that include activities, men's groups and regular ‘cuppa and chat' sessions at the charity's base at the Community Hub in Market Weighton. For more information, email or visit

Talking about Loss was established by Jacqui Gunn in 2019 as a a warm, friendly, supportive peer and professional-led meet up group for like-minded people to talk freely about loss.