Linda recently completed the epic 96-mile West Highland Way to fundraise for Cruse Scotland after receiving our support.

“The experience was amazing and at times, due to very sore feet, hard work and I almost gave up. Knowing Cruse would benefit from the sponsor money kept me going.”

Linda attended nine counselling sessions with Cruse after the loss of her mother. “I wasn’t coping, and I experienced lots of different emotions from regret, guilt and overwhelming grief to emptiness, numbness and heartache. I was with my mum at the end and I found it very difficult.” 

With counselling, Linda discovered all these feelings were part of the grieving process: “What was invaluable was being able to pour my heart out to someone who did not judge me. My counsellor, Irene was very sympathetic, and I really believe I would not have coped or moved on without her invaluable help.”

Linda is now planning her next walking adventure to raise more money for Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland in order “to help Cruse receive the recognition it deserves.”




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