The Laura Centre - Be part of something special

The Laura Centre Derby...

...serving the city and county.

Although we live in a protected society in the sense that childhood death is no longer a common occurrence, the fact still remains that some children do die.

The lives of the families left behind have been shattered...never to be quite the same again..."why has this happened to us; why didn't I die instead of him; I'm so frightened, life has no meaning anymore; I feel so alone-nobody understands; I feel as though I am going mad; what would they be doing now; I just ache to hold her in my arms".

Children grieve too. Bereaved children and young people can experience an array of feelings, which can impact on their general emotional and mental health wellbeing.

Opened in September 2014 The Laura Centre Derby is located in Vernon Street, off Friar Gate in Derby City Centre. Please click here to view a map of the area. Click here for map

We offer a confidential bereavement counselling and support service delivered by a team of experienced professional counsellors on a part time basis.

The Centre is manned by volunteers during counselling hours, but we provide a 24 hour phone line for any queries and referals. Contact details below.

We rely on voluntary donations to continue to provide support to local families. The support of the local community we serve is vital and without your support it wouldn't be possible.

NEW - Events page uploaded. We will list all upcoming events on this page so ensure you keep visiting so you don't miss any of our exciting fundraising events.

The Laura Centre, Derby have been nominated and awarded a 'Winner' at the 2016 Foundation Derbyshire awards. We were nominated by The Freemasons of Derbyshire. We want to say a big thank you to the Freemasons for supporting The Laura Centre, Derby with a grant to refurbish the waiting room and then for putting us forward against hundreds of other charities to be given this award.

Jacquie and Freya Donaldson receiving the award from the Duke of Devonshire on behalf of The Laura Centre, Derby at Chatsworth House.



For more information call:
Counselling & general enquiries
Phone 01332 408026 : Email
Fundraising enquiries
Phone 01332 343016 : Email


Colour Blast Dash is BACK!

Colour Blast dash is back for 2017. Further details and web links can be found on our Events Page

TLC Sunrise Walk 2017
If you would like a gentle stroll through the Leicestershire countryside whilst watching the wonder of nature's sunrise then you better reserve your place as soon as possible for this popular event. This year's walk takes place on Sunday, September 17th and you can get ore information and buy tickets by clicking here.

Community Champions

Thank you to Cathy and the Royal Oak Pub, Oakbrook who held a Morris Dancing Fundraising event for us and raised £266.76.

Celanese DVD raises money for TLC Derby

To celebrate 100 years of trading Celanese Spondon have produced a DVD about their own slice of history with all the proceeds going to The Laura Centre Derby.
Click for more info' & to buy your copy

Can You Help!!

We need to raise £150,000 to provide specialist bereavement counselling for Derby and Derbyshire and we need your help to do it. Please complete the form...
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Continuing Appeal

We need to continue raising funds to enable us to furnish the new Centre as well as ensure that we have resident counsellors on hand to help those that need it the most.

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Sponsor Forms

If you are taking part in an event and need a sponsor form you can download one here by clicking on the link below.

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