Encore for the Daniel Estick Trust

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Youth theatre group, Encore Theatre Company came together to raise £500 for Woburn Sands based charity The Daniel Estick Trust.

The cheque was presented to his father Ian Estick, founder of The Daniel Estick Trust at Encore’s annual awards ceremony.

The Daniel Estick trust was established in 2010 after the tragic and sudden loss of Ian and Claire Estick’s 23-month-old son, Daniel. The trust provides Memory Boxes through local health professionals and bereavement charities to recently bereaved parents and children.

The boxes give children and parents the opportunity to treasure memories and keepsakes of their loved ones and for many this plays a significant part in the bereavement process. The trust also arranges trips and activities for local children to establish long lasting memories and bonds with others.

Encore Theatre Group who offer workshops and coaching in singing, acting and performance skills raised £500 for the charity through sales of raffle tickets at their recent pantomime. John Barber, Chairman at Encore Theatre Company comments “I have known the Esticks for many years now and the work they do for children and parents suffering a bereavement is fantastic. We at Encore Theatre Company are delighted to be able to raise money for such a worthy local charity.”

Ian Estick received the cheque on behalf of the trust at Encore’s annual awards ceremony.

Daniel’s mother and founder of The Daniel Estick Trust, Claire Estick said “The donations we receive allow us to offer the boxes to any bereaved families or child free of charge. The boxes are designed to be decorated and personalised in memory of the loved one allowing Councilors and staff within the hospices and hospitals to use the boxes as a tool within the bereavement process. We hope by the end of this year to be offering the boxes to all children’s hospices in the UK and these kinds of donations will allow this to happen.”

For more information on the trust please visit the website