Hannah Marie Beard

14/06/1989 – 07/05/2023

'Big Rich'

Taken 26/12/2020

Echoes of Unity:

A Farewell to Southend’s Traveling Blues

In memories we gather, as the final whistle fades,
A group of souls united, on journeys we have made.
With hearts of blue and voices strong, we travelled side by side,
Through triumph and defeat, our passion never died.

Blues on Tour, our cherished bond, a brotherhood so true,
From Southend’s shores we ventured, to stadiums, old and new.
Through rain and shine, we shared the highs, and weathered storms so grim,
In victory or loss, we stood together, our loyalty unwavering.

Each trip a tale to tell, of laughter, chants, and cheer,
A tapestry of memories, etched in hearts so dear.
We sang the songs of Southend, our voices filled with pride,
A sea of blue cascading, as our team played with stride.

But now we bid farewell, as one by one we part,
Yet the spirit of our travels lingers in each beating heart.
Blues on Tour, forever etched, our legacy shall remain,
In the annals of Southend United, where our passion will sustain.

So let us raise a toast, to the journeys we have shared,
To friendships forged in football, a bond that can’t be snared.
As we honour those who’ve passed, their spirits never fade,
Blues on Tour, forever bound, in memories we’ve made.

Grief after bereavement or loss

Most people experience grief when they lose something or someone important to them. If these feelings are affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help.

Support is also available if you’re finding it hard to cope with stress, anxiety or depression.



This content has been copied from the NHS website at Get help with grief after bereavement or loss – NHS ( in the hope that it may provide help if needed.

Please remember you are not alone.

Symptoms of bereavement, grief and loss

Bereavement, grief and loss can cause many different symptoms and they affect people in different ways. There’s no right or wrong way to feel.

As well as bereavement, there are other types of loss such as the end of a relationship or losing a job or home.

Some of the most common symptoms include:

shock and numbness – this is usually the first reaction to loss, and people often talk about “being in a daze”
overwhelming sadness, with lots of crying
tiredness or exhaustion
anger – towards the person you’ve lost or the reason for your loss
guilt – for example, guilt about feeling angry, about something you said or did not say, or not being able to stop your loved one dying
These feelings may not be there all the time and powerful feelings may appear unexpectedly.

It’s not always easy to recognise when bereavement, grief or loss are the reason you’re acting or feeling differently.

Things you can try to help with bereavement, grief and loss


Try talking about your feelings to a friend, family member, health professional or counsellor – you could also contact a bereavement support organisation such as Cruse or call: 0808 808 1677

If you’re struggling to sleep, get sleep tips from Every Mind Matters
Consider peer support, where people use their experiences to help each other. Find out more about peer support on the Mind website

Listen to free mental wellbeing audio guides

Try the 6 ways to feel happier, which are simple lifestyle changes to help you feel more in control and able to cope.



Do not try to do everything at once – set small targets that you can easily achieve

Do not focus on the things you cannot change – focus your time and energy into helping yourself feel better

Try not to tell yourself that you’re alone – most people feel grief after a loss and support is available

Try not to use alcohol, cigarettes, gambling or drugs to relieve grief – these can all contribute to poor mental health

Further information and support

You can find further information and support about:

The GOV.UK website also has information about what to do after someone dies, such as registering the death and planning a funeral.