12th – 16th August
Supporting families facing one of life’s toughest tests
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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.