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Concerns for bereavement charity

The future of a bereavement centre in Leicestershire is still in doubt despite it getting a short reprieve.

Cruse Bereavement is a national charity offering counselling for people coping with first time loss of loved ones.

But after months of struggling with falling income, staff at the Coalville centre were told it would not continue after Christmas.

Now the branch will continue until the end of January but managers said the area risked losing a unique service.

Ann Lay, a trained counsellor for the charity, admitted the future was still uncertain.

"Every day is a waiting game and a hoping game and a praying game that the money will be forthcoming.

"So that's how it is, we just keeping struggling along until we get a really big boost and we can look forward to the future without having to struggle."

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