An iPhone & Android App for the worthiest of local charitable causes, providing invaluable support to help children deal with bereavement.
The designers have grasped the look and feel that we wanted to achieve, it is young person friendly and clearly targeted at those users.Sophie Berry, Funding & Marketing Manager, Nelson's Journey
Nelson’s Journey were awarded funding from the BBC Children In Need’s small grants programme. This is quarterly funding which Children In Need have available to support charities such as Nelson’s Journey - where a relatively small sum of money can make a big difference for children and young people.
Along with the hugely positive impact the grant has had financially for Nelson’s Journey, the Norfolk-based charity have received masses of support and publicity as a result of working with BBC Children In Need; including mentions on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra!
BBC Children in Need were so enthused about funding the app they decided run a special week long feature via the BBC iWonder portal focussing on child bereavement, helping to highlight the challenges faced by young people who experience the death of a significant person in their life.
Watch as members of the Nelson’s Journey Youth Panel who generated the idea for the ‘Smiles and Tears’ app take you on a walkthrough of its functioning and explain why it is so important.