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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

We are saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen, who supported and encouraged so many charities, bringing people together. 
Our thoughts are with everyone who loved and admired her.

Harrogate Community House and the HADCA offices will be closed to the public on Bank Holiday Monday 19 September, the day of Her Majesty The Queen's funeral. 

The funeral will be shown on a screen in the Royal Hall, Harrogate.  The Royal Hall will be open from 10am and approximately 950 seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you're affected by the news, charities are here for you if you need to talk or need advice. 

Feeling grief and loss after the death of someone you may never have met is natural – they may have been an important icon in our lives for many years, and we may have shared in important milestones in their lives. The news may trigger feelings, memories and emotions from a personal bereavement – whether recent or a number of years ago.

Grief is a natural response to loss. Sometimes the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, shock or anger, disbelief, and profound sadness.
These are normal reactions to loss, and if you need to talk, the Just B Hear to Help support line is available seven days a week, 8am – 8pm for children, young people or adults across North Yorkshire: (01423) 856 799.

Supporting young people after the death of the Queen

Winston’s Wish charity supports bereaved children, young people, their families and the professionals who support them.
Their website has help to answer questions from children about the Queen’s death and to prepare children to watch the funeral. 

Advice for coping with the sad passing of Her Majesty The Queen from The National Autistic Society

Some advice for autistic people and their families to help cope with the coming days and weeks, including changes to routines.

Arrangements following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A period of national mourning will continue until the state funeral on 19 September. The Government has issued guidance for the public, organisations and businesses for observing the period of mourning, including information on ceremonial events in central London.

The North Yorkshire County Council website has information about Books of Condolence across the county and the online Book of Condolence available from The Royal Family

The National Moment of Reflection will take place at 8pm on Sunday 18 September.

Things for charities to consider in the wake of the Queen’s death

This Charity Comms update includes a roundup of other useful resources including:

•    A statement from the Fundraising Regulator and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising
•    What charities need to know during this period of mourning by NCVO
•    What charities need to consider following the Queen’s death by NCVO