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       Parents of British girl who died on France school



       trip create Algarve ‘B Breaks’ to help others                                                                                       N N N N N



       The parents of British schoolgirl Jessica Lawson, whose tragic death on a school trip to France three years ago still makes hea
       The parents of British schoolgirl Jessica Lawson, whose tragic death on a school trip to France three years ago still makes headlines
       The parents of British schoolgirl Jessica Lawson, whose tragic death on a school trip to France three years ago still makes headlinesdlines
       The parents of British schoolgirl Jessica Lawson, whose tragic death on a school trip to France three years ago still makes headlinesdlines
       The parents of British schoolgirl Jessica Lawson, whose tragic death on a school trip to France three years ago still makes hea
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       across the UK, are in the process of launching bereavement breaks – or ‘B Breaks’ – to the Algarve, in a bid to help other pare
       across the UK, are in the process of launching bereavement breaks – or ‘B Breaks’ – to the Algarve, in a bid to help other parents
       across the UK, are in the process of launching bereavement breaks – or ‘B Breaks’ – to the Algarve, in a bid to help other parentsnts  BRATLEY
       across the UK, are in the process of launching bereavement breaks – or ‘B Breaks’ – to the Algarve, in a bid to help other pare
       across the UK, are in the process of launching bereavement breaks – or ‘B Breaks’ – to the Algarve, in a bid to help other parentsnts
       grappling with the life-shattering trauma of losing a child.
       grappling with the life-shattering trauma of losing a child.
       grappling with the life-shattering trauma of losing a child.
       grappling with the life-shattering trauma of losing a child.
       grappling with the life-shattering trauma of losing a child.
                                                                                                        Jessica with her
                                                                                                        Jessica with her
                                                                                                        Jessica with her
                                                                                                        Jessica with her
                                                                                                        Jessica with her
                                                                                                        pup Gracie.
                                                                                                        pup Gracie.
                                                                                                        pup Gracie.
                                                                                                        pup Gracie.
          n July 2015, Tony and  provides little to no  else, but safe in the   some way towards helping  pup Gracie.
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          Brenda Lawson, from  support to parents in   knowledge that those     the region through its  (Photo:
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          East Yorkshire, waved  situations like theirs,  organising it, together with  quietest months.  Supplied)
       Itheir then 12-year-old  having spent much of the  them, can fully understand  B Breaks last week
       daughter Jessica off on a  past three years feeling  their difficulties, emotions  welcomed their first parents,
       school trip to France.  “abandoned” and         and anxieties”, Brenda told  Les and Dot Daly, whose
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        Three days in, they    “isolated”, and feeling let  The Portugal News   son Glen was killed in a hit-
       received the tragic news that  down by the authorities  The couple is currently  and-run in Crete nine years
       Jessica had been involved  the couple believed would  reaching out for partners in  ago while on holiday with a
       in a serious swimming   support them.           the Algarve, who could help  friend.
       accident and was being    As investigations are  expand their fledgling   “Losing a child is every
       taken to hospital.      ongoing in France, the  network of properties and  parent’s nightmare, for us a
       Heartbreakingly, she died  couple eventually retreated  activities, to provide  nightmare that is still
       before her parents reached  to Portugal where, in the  bereavement breaks  ongoing, it still doesn’t
       her side.               Algarve, they have found the  tailored to the individual  seem real to us”, the Dalys  owners were the first to join  beautiful daughter Jessica,
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        Three years on, the    solace and strength they  needs of each family. They  told  The Portugal NewsThe Portugal News,  the project, and discovered  Brenda and Tony made us
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       Lawsons are still fighting to  need to obtain a semblance  are hoping to enlist holiday-  with Dot adding: “The B  many of the Algarve’s  very welcome, they both
       perforate the “wall of  of direction.           home owners who would be  Break is what Les and I  delights through an   wanted us to have an
       silence” that they claim  The Lawsons, who      happy to concede their   needed, even if it was for a  itinerary put together by B  enjoyable four days, and
       surrounds the           recently established The  property for a reduced fee, or  short stay”.   Breaks.                 that is certainly what we
       circumstances leading to  Essence Tree gift shop in  better still waive the fee, to  Dot explained that it  “If other families only tried  had. Les and I have already
       the death of their daughter,  Silves, are now focussing on  accommodate the families,  provided the chance for  it, it would be an opportunity  started to talk about going
       who would have turned 16  providing support to other  and activity-providers to offer  “tranquillity for the mind,  for them just to spend quality  back next year”.
       last Wednesday, on 7    grief-stricken families  discounts on things to do  even for a little while, which  time as a couple or a family”,  For more information on B
       November.               through customised ‘B   while in the Algarve, should  is what Les and I needed;  Dot emphasised, and  Breaks, see The Jessica
        Due to their very specific  Breaks’.           the families choose to do so.  something we haven’t had  reflected: “It is beautiful what  Lawson Foundation
       circumstances, the        “The idea of the breaks is  The Lawsons specifically  for a long time”.  Brenda and Tony are doing  website:www.jessicalawson
       couple feel they have   that they offer an      want to offer the packages in  During their stay in the  in Jessica’s memory.  foundation.org, email:
       slipped through the     opportunity for bereaved  the Algarve’s low-season  Algarve the couple were  “Despite them going  jlfoundation17@gmail.com,
       cracks of a seemingly   parents to take a well-  when it is at its most  accommodated in an      through their own       or call: (+351) 964 388 077 /
       flawed system that      earned holiday like anyone  peaceful, but also to go  apartment in Tavira, whose  bereavement of their  (+44) 7538 531 669.
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