Les Campsie flourished in the RAF as part of his National Service in the 1950s. When he was affected by intense grief after losing his wife Patricia, we simply could not leave him to fight this and loneliness on his own.
At home serving in Egypt
The moment Les joined the RAF in 1950, he felt right at home. During his time in Egypt as a postal clerk, he grew very close to each member of his close-knit squadron and thrived in an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie.
Losing his lifelong companion
Sadly, when Patricia died last year, Les no longer felt himself and became increasingly withdrawn. His lifelong companion was no longer by his side — and he suddenly found himself alone after being with her for six decades. "I collapsed, really. I just lost my confidence", Les says.
Thanks to your compassion, we could offer Les one-to-one counselling sessions through Cruse Bereavement Care, allowing him to talk about his loss and manage his grief over time.