Emily’s Code aims to prevent accidents at sea by highlighting key safety messages and leaves a legacy in memory of 14-year old Emily Gardner.
On 2nd May 2015, Emily drowned in a boating accident due to an ill-fitting buoyancy aid snagging on the cleat of a capsized speedboat. Emily’s Code highlights some of the hazards that contributed to Emily’s accident.
Emily’s parents are launching the Code with the support of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), HM Coastguard, British Water Ski and Wakeboard, and the RNLI to raise awareness for small boat owners and users.
Footsteps Counselling and Care is a charitable organisation that provides counselling support for anyone in the Gloucestershire area affected by pregnancy related issues, including the loss of a baby for any reason and at any time and those struggling with other pregnancy related issues, including fertility problems and postnatal depression.
All of these issues and many more are difficult to discuss and often people are left to struggle through life without the help and support they need and deserve. Counselling can provide a sense of safety in a neutral place with someone who understands, enabling people to safely explore their feelings and emotions around their sadness and grief. This can provide a great sense of release, allowing some healing and the strength to move on. Feeling listened to, understood and accepted can be very powerful and therapeutic.
Footsteps Counselling and Care was founded in 2012 by a group of people with their own experiences of the traumas relating to pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, neonatal death and depression. It is now run by a Board of Trustees that including some of those founder members.
Much of our work is done by volunteers, including counselling, shop staff and office support. See our VOLUNTEERS age if you’d like to get involved.
Footsteps Counselling and Care receives no Government or NHS Funding. We rely on our Charity shop and on our own fundraising to continue our work.
Rotary in Gloucester Community Awards are organised by the four Rotary Clubs in the city – Gloucester, Rotary@Kingsholm, Gloucester Severn, and Gloucester Quays. The aim of the Community Awards programme is to support organisations within the city area with a small grant which ‘will make a real difference’. This is a small grants programme with awards of up to a maximum of £500.
In 1988, the Rotary Club of Gloucester set up a trust fund with the aim, over time, of providing funding to young peoople in Gloucester to help them with projects that would develoop them as individuals. Leaving a legacy or making a donation to the Rotary Club of Gloucester Trust Fund for Young People, whether it be to mark an association with Rotary or for any other reason you choose, you can rest in the knowledge thatyou will be helping develop the future generations of Gloucester people to go out into the world with a greater sense of purpose in their lives.