The GRT Objects are To relieve the charitable needs of those affected by life threatening illness or bereavement or anticipation of bereavement in particular but not exclusively by support and counselling or provision of financial assistance.
So, what does the Gravel Road Trust do exactly?
Well in the past we have sent numerous people for a respite holiday, following treatment for life threatening illnesses, or dealing with bereavement or simply if they’re worn out by coping with giving long term care.
We have given grants to help with transport to and from hospital, we have even flown a family back from America to say goodbye to their loved one before he passed.
We have drawn alongside people who have lost loved ones through cancer and suicide.
We have provided the services of our founder to conduct funerals for Mums and Dads who have lost children.
We have also contributed towards the cost of funerals where there is a proven real need for help.
We have provided a special chair to help the chronically sick and elderly get from the bedroom in their care home to the bathroom with dignity and cleanliness.