I am saddened to announce that Sian Fisher, our wonderful Head of Family Support and Advocacy, is leaving the BDFA in early June.
Sian is moving to Winston’s Wish, the UK’s childhood bereavement charity, as a bereavement support worker.
Sian explains her reasons in her message to families below. I know you will all wish her well in her new role. We will miss Sian very much and we thank her for her dedication and empathy in her role which has made a real difference to families.
Dear Wonderful BDFA families and Community,
I feel leaving the BDFA is one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made. I have loved working at the BDFA for the past 18 months. You, the families, are incredible and I admire your strength, courage and determination trying to liaise with broken systems, whilst dealing with trauma and grief. It has been a real honour to walk next to you on your paths and I will miss you all. The BDFA families, community and staff team will always have an imprint on my heart.
Working with the children and young people at the conference made me realise how much I missed directly working with children, so I have made the tough decision to go back and work with children directly again, for a different charity called Winston’s Wish. You may have heard of the charity. It is a charity that helps children with bereavement and grief.
I will still be working for the BDFA for the next few months, please keep in contact as usual and I will do what I can to help.
We hope you will join us in wishing Sian all the best for her new role!