Charlie is an extraordinary young person. His courage and wisdom are an inspiration. And we are proud to say he is one of our ambassadors.
In case you missed it, he was interviewed by ITV this week, please do take a moment to listen to his story - of how he coped when his dad died.
“Like William and Harry, I lost a parent - we all need to talk about grief”
We have three young ambassadors and we will introduce you to each of them over the next couple of weeks. They are the foundation of Apart of Me. It’s because of their input over the last 2 years that we have created something that we know other bereaved young people will want to use and will find helpful.
I met Charlie when I was working at St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney London. I had put an advert on the wall asking for young people to advise on the app. He was the first to sign up. In fact, it was Charlie’s suggestion that we do a game. All the other apps for grief we showed him were ‘boring’ he said. And we agreed!
Apart of Me is a revolutionary game; there is nothing like it in the world.
We believe in what we’re doing.
If you do too, please help us to help the hundreds of thousands of other kids like Charlie to talk, to have a space to grieve.
IT’S 9 DAYS UNTIL WE LAUNCH OUR INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN! We are so excited for you to see the amazing campaign we are putting together. We hope to raise enough money to complete the game and start bringing it to those who really need it.
At this stage it’s all about numbers - we need as many supporters as possible. The more supporters we have, the more likely we are to reach our goal.
And you can help.
Across the UK one child in every class has lost a parent; loss has no geographical boundaries and grief is universal - so please help us spread the net wide and reach as many people as possible.
You donation will help us provide Apart of Me to as many people as possible. Make a contribution, securely at apartofme.app.
We're always grateful to have volunteers who can help us with our mission. If you have skills in fundraising, marketing, UX or games development or if you think you can help us in anyway please visit our volunteering page.
We're actively looking for people who are happy to share their stories of loss or bereavement, particularly if it relates to loss of a parent or sibling at a young age.
We are building a library of stories which will be available and searchable from within our app, share your story to find out more.
You can help a lot by promoting our campaign by sharing it with your friends on social media or any other way you see fit! See apartofme.app for details.