Alvechurch Coach Tragedy
As most of you are no doubt aware, tragedy struck our community on Sunday 20th of February when a coach carrying a ski party of children, teachers and assistants from Alvechurch Middle School, crashed on the return leg of the holiday in Italy, killing a much loved teacher, Peter Rippington and injuring many other people, children included.
Many people in the local villages and beyond, will be deeply affected by these events and members of ACT and The Lounge wish to express our condolences to Peter’s family and wish a full and speedy recovery to all those injured and affected by the accident.
The Lounge’s youth nights will continue as normal with the youth workers offering help and advice to anyone that feels they need someone to talk to.
Below are a list of numbers and contacts that may be of some assistance in these times.
Foreign Office's helpline - 0207 008 1500
Interski - http://www.interski.co.uk/Information/
Children’s Bereavement Help
Helpline: 0845 203 0405 (Mon-Fri 9-5pm)
Tel: 020 7239 1000; 0800 1111 (24-hour helpline)
Childhood Bereavement Network
Tel: 020 7843 6309
Child Bereavement Charity
Tel: 0845 357 1000 (information and support line)
0800 435 455
08457 90 90 90.