We hope that you are all staying safe, we wanted to let you know how the current situation is affecting the services that we offer.
Bodie’s Bereavement Service
During this time we will be conducting all of our support via the phone and video calls. If you are a newly bereaved family or a practitioner wishing to refer a family please complete the referral form below and we will contact you regarding the support we can currently offer. If you are a bereaved parent who lives outside of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland please see details of other organisations who can help below.
Bodie’s Precious Stars in the Sky
This is a way of remembering a loved one and helping to raise much needed funds for The Bodie Hodges Foundation. For a donation, you are able to choose a star and place it in the sky with a message or photo. Help us to fill the sky with stars.
Our Vision is to give HOPE to families bereaved of a child by providing a range of services that support grieving families and encourage them to rebuild and remember.
Enterprising Women Awards – Finalist
We are proud to be finalists in the Enterprising Womens Social Commitment Award. We are working hard to provide services that support families bereaved of a child.
We are Recruiting for Sessional Bereavement Practitioners
The Bodie Hodges Foundation is looking to increase its sessional worker team within Bodie’s Bereavement Service, we want to connect with dynamic, flexible, and creative individuals to support our charity vision of hope.
Do you have experience and knowledge in supporting the emotional wellbeing of adults and children, can you bring a range of therapeutic skills to support families bereaved of a child? Do you understand the impact of grief and bereavement on a family? Do you have experience of working with men, grief in different cultures? And facilitating groups.
We are looking for sessional workers who can help us support our diverse community, who hold professional qualifications such as youth work, psychology, mental health, or counselling. Consideration will be given to people working towards these qualifications dependent on course and level.
The Bodie Hodges Foundation is committed to safeguarding and protecting our service users, we will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with both adults and children are recruited to work for us. The post will be subject to a range of vetting checks including a full criminal records disclosed.
We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian, or ethnic BAME backgrounds, LGBT+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds as these are underrepresented at The Bodie Hodges Foundation.
The Bodie Hodges Foundation is committed to paying staff in a fair and equitable way and will benchmark all salary offers in line with the pay of existing staff in a similar role.
For more information, please contact Nicola Rhodes.
21st June 2021
Our June 2021 mega raffle is a winner takes all prize draw, with one incredibly lucky ticket holder receiving all the following prizes:
• A Timber garden bar (retail value £790)
• A Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron car kit (retail value £229)
• x2 General admission tickets with x1 circuit parking pass for the Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand
Prix Qualifying Day at Silverstone on Saturday 17 July 2021 (Face value of £328 for the package)
• 2 family tickets for the Family Fun Day at Leicester Racecourse on Sunday 8 August 2021
• x2 £25 Next gift vouchers
We are pleased to announce the winning ticket number, drawn by using a random number generator yesterday is ticket 202! The winner has been informed by email. We would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket/s and to all of the businesses and individuals who so generously donated the amazing prizes on offer. We are really pleased to share with you that the raffle raised a staggering £1,745! Your kindness and generosity allows us to continue to support families bereaved of a child. Thank you.
Together in Grief
There is a virtual support session available for parents of a bereaved child in Leicestershire & Rutland.
Contact Nicola at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07483 347008 to regsiter your interest.
Nobody should feel alone in their grief
Belfry Golf Day – New Date Confirmed
Unfortunately, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Golf Day at The Belfry that was due to place in July. Whilst this is very disappointing we have moved quickly to secure a new day for 2021. We are therefore delighted to announce that the new date for the Bodie Hodges Golf Day at the world famous Brabazon Course at The Belfry is Thursday 29th July 2021. If you would like more information or would like to book a team, please contact
Charity Of The Year
2020 is the perfect time to think about making us your Charity of Year. We work closely with many businesses of many sizes. We love to welcome new businesses to Team Bodie who share our values and we promise that you will also benefit from offering your support to us. We work in different ways with different businesses. Some offer us services and others take on exciting fundraising challenges to support the work that we do.