We are so grateful and thrilled that the original target of £10,000 has been hit! Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us so far. If you can share on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn that would be fantastic! The more funding we raise together, the more we can reach children and young people who are struggling with their grief.
Please help us by letting your friends, family and colleagues know that there is free support available for bereaved children and young adults and that there are people at Winston's Wish who understand. They don't have to struggle alone, we have wonderful bereavement support workers, we provide training and resources, and lots of advice and voices and experiences from young people who are grieving on our website and social channels.
More than 100 children are bereaved of a parent or sibling every single day. We are there to help them when someone important to them has died, or is not expected to live.
Winston’s Wish was the first established UK childhood bereavement support charity, and for 30 years our dedicated teams have given back hope to grieving children and their families.
Specialising in traumatic bereavement (homicide, manslaughter, sudden death and suicide) our experienced team of bereavement support workers provide practical and emotional help through a variety of services, including our National Freephone Helpline, specialist publications, group and 121 support and counselling for young people, their families, and the professionals who support them.
“Nothing will bring back my big brother, I miss him every day. I used to think that it was my fault that he killed himself, but after doing Winston’s Wish I understand more about it now. Before, everything was just grey. Now my world has some colour again.”
Our mission is simple; to make sure that no child or young person has to grieve alone. We listen when a child is grieving, we act when a child needs our help and we know what to say, when it’s time to talk. We have a vision of a society in which every grieving child, young person or young adult gets the help that they need when someone important to them dies or is not expected to live. Your donation will help us to do this for more children. Thank you
Information and advice - grief during the festive season