New Community Support Group dealing with loss is in need of volunteers

A new Community Peer Support Group for people who have experienced loss is looking for volunteers to join their team.

The STAR (Share Talk and Remember) Community Peer Support Group is in the process of being set up and hopes to support people from Nailsea, Backwell and surrounding villages. Gill and Pam who are passionate about supporting people through grief are looking for a caring, empathetic person who has a few hours to spare once or twice a month.

Many people go through some incredibly difficult times following loss.  This loss may be any traumatic event in their life including death of a loved one.  Being unable to express feelings and to talk about this difficult subject for whatever reason, can result in some people feeling isolated and lonely especially if they do not have contact with close friends and family.

The support group will play a huge part in supporting people in our community. Do you think this is something you could spare some time for?

Gill and Pam are hoping to attract volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, so if this resonates with you and you enjoy being part of a team, then please contact one of them on the details below:

Gill Atkinson, Independent Funeral Celebrant and Musician

Tel 07722 298550 or email

Pam Lambert, Retired Doctor

Tel 07977905604 or email