In 2013, Cockburn School student Kyle Asquith waved goodbye to his mother on his way to school and, a day later, he passed away following a fatal brain haemorrhage.
His organs were donated and they saved the lives of five people. Students, teachers and Kyle’s family set up the Kyle Asquith Foundation to raise funds to support local charities and the children of South Leeds. Since then, the charity has raised well over £40,000 and the school continues to raise funds and the awareness of organ donation.
When The Charlies Angel Centre opened new premises in Beeston in 2019, the Kyle Asquith Foundation donated £1,000 to support ‘Kyle’s Room’. Each of the rooms was named after a child who had sadly passed away and the rooms are private spaces for counselling sessions to take place or for families to come in and find support.
Now the Kyle Asquith Foundation has donated a further £5,000 to enable the important work of this local charity to continue.
Beeston based The Charlies Angel Centre Foundation offers many different kinds of support for bereaved parents and families. They provide free services for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age (ranging from miscarriage to adult children) and for any reason, including stillbirth, termination, accidental, violent or suicidal death and death following acute or chronic illness, they also help families that are facing a prenatal diagnosis of foetal anomaly.
Charlies-Angel bereavement centre is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week and provides relevant information, bereavement counsellors and support, so bereaved parents and families can access the bereavement support they need, when they need it.
If you would like to know more about Charlies Angel Centre, or if you would like to fundraise or donate, go to: www.charlies-angel-centre.org.uk
If you would like to know more about The Kyle Asquith Foundation, or if you would like to fundraise or donate, go to: www.cockburnschool.org/about-us/charity-work
Photo: Tracy and Alex Asquith presenting the cheque to Clive Key, co-founder of The Charlies Angel charity
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