On the day that Brentford took on Leicester City in the Premier League, we had some special guests inside the stadium. Brentford FC Community Sports Trust organised for families supported by the Halo Children’s Foundation to attend the game. The families got the full matchday experience meeting up with Brentford’s mascots Buzz and Buzzette and sitting pitchside as the action took place.

The Halo Children’s Foundation’s main aim is to help provide support, information, guidance and hope to children of all ages and their families that are dealing with bereavement after the death of a loved one. This was an opportunity for the Trust to support another foundation that does amazing work in the community supporting families in need. The Halo Children’s Foundation provides support whilst understanding that every child is different and will respond to grief in different ways, therefore they provide a vast range of services for various needs, allowing children opportunities to express themselves and provide positive experiences and tools that equip families with ways to rebuild their lives and provide support so they do not grieve alone.

Hannah Barnett, Head of Social, Education and Health Hub at the Trust, who helped organise the matchday experience, said: “We were delighted to welcome children and families from the Halo Children’s Foundation to a match at Brentford Community Stadium last month. Sport creates a sense of togetherness, provides a shared experience and a feeling of joy (depending on the result) and we were thrilled to be able to share this with young people who would benefit from positive experiences such as these at such a difficult time. We look forward to working together with the Halo Children’s Foundation in the future.”

For further information about the Halo Children’s Foundation or if you have any questions, need a word of encouragement, have an idea, or just want a listening ear please call 07903 709 622 or visit their website at halochildrensfoundation.org.uk/.