Cornish charity Penhaligon's Friends, which supports bereaved children, was awarded over £104,000 in funding from the BBC's Children in Need grants.

The money will fund a family services coordinator to facilitate activities and events for the children, helping them to build emotional resilience and feel less alone.

Aiming to boost children’s support network, the project’s activities include memory days, monthly family groups, one to one work, and peer support groups.

Julie Parker, Children’s Bereavement Services Manager at the project, said: “We have been funded by BBC Children in Need for a number of years, and we are so grateful for this latest grant. It’s truly a testament to the hard work of every single person who helps make Penhaligon’s a safe and nurturing environment where children and young people can express themselves freely during a difficult time.”

Juliet Williams, Senior Regional Officer of the South and West, BBC Children in Need said: “We are delighted to award funding to Penhaligon’s Friends, so that they can continue making a difference to the lives of local children and young people. This funding is only possible with the public’s generosity, so thank you!”

BBC Children in Need’s Chief Executive, Simon Antrobus added: "A huge thank you to our generous supporters – it’s wonderful to be able to award this new funding to projects working with disadvantaged children and young people in local communities right across the UK. The money so generously donated makes it possible for us to fund much needed projects like these, making a positive difference to young lives."

This is the first funding round of the year, with additional funding to be allocated to projects across the UK throughout 2018.

To find out more about any of BBC Children in Need’s grant programmes or for information on how to apply for funding visit