Support for parents who have lost a child

George Faulkner, who was killed crossing the East Lancs
George Faulkner, who was killed crossing the East Lancs
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The mother of fatal East Lancs crash victim George Faulkner has set up a bereavement support group to help other parents who have suffered the loss of a child.

Sue Faulkner set up the Compassionate Friends Bereavement Support Group following the tragic death of her 17-year-old son in October 2008.

George suffered fatal injuries when he was hit by a car while trying to cross the eastbound carriageway of the East Lancs - near to Windle Island.

The tragedy happened as George, a former Rainford High school pupil, had been heading to catch the last bus home after attending a pal’s birthday party with friends at the Liverpool St Helens Rugby Union clubhouse on Moss Lane.

He had been due to fly out to Rhodes for a holiday with his girlfriend and her family the following day.

Sue Faulkner said: “The bereavement group is for parents whose child has died at any age and from any cause.

“We offer an opportunity for parents to talk about their loss in a warm and caring environment with others who have also experienced the death of a much-loved and precious child.

“You will be warmly welcomed.”

The next meeting of the local Compassionate Friends branch will take place at Alpine House, 28 Church Road, Rainford, on Monday, October 27.

It is due to start at 6.30pm.

To find out more, contact Sue on 07976 357063 or email:

The national Compassionate Friends helpline is 0845 123 2304.