On Friday 13 August, Lord’s - the Home of Cricket, will once again turn red for the Ruth Strauss Foundation’s annual #RedforRuth day.
Since the Foundation was launched in 2019, Middlesex have been a committed supporter of the charity, running multiple fundraising events. As a club, Middlesex have been instrumental in enabling RSF to realise Ruth’s vision and create a legacy that will make a real positive difference to families facing one of life’s toughest tests
The Ruth Strauss Foundation was set-up by former England cricket captain Sir Andrew Strauss in memory of his late wife, Ruth. She died of a non-smoking lung cancer in December 2018, aged just 46. Their children were just 10 and 13 years old – two of the 41,000 children who face the death of a parent annually. In the UK more than 23,600 parents with dependent children die each year. The charity believes every family with a child facing the death of a parent should be offered professional, emotional support to prepare for the future.
This year’s #RedforRuth campaign will raise awareness of the charity’s new Family Support Service – a vital service that provides much-needed pre-bereavement support for families with dependent children, where a parent is told they don’t have much longer to live, and helps families prepare for grief, death and dying.
Please check out the Ruth Strauss Foundation mission video to learn more.....
You can show your support for the Ruth Strauss Foundation by considering donating to this worthwhile cause. To do so, click HERE
£10 could provide an RSF resource to help parents talk to their children about facing grief, death and dying
£50 could help fund a pre-bereavement session, to guide parents on how to talk to their children about not having much longer to live
£250 could enable us to provide pre-bereavement support to a family facing grief
To find out more about the Ruth Strauss Foundation and their mission, please visit the website HERE