About Winston’s Wish Charity

Winston’s Wish charity supports bereaved children, young people, their families and the professionals who support them.

About Winston's Wish
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Bereavement charity supporting grieving children and families

A bit about Winston’s Wish. We were the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity and have been supporting grieving children and young people since 1992. We continue to lead the way in providing specialist child bereavement support services across the UK. Winston’s Wish provides emotional and practical bereavement support to children, young people (up to 25) and those who care for them. Our expert teams offer one off and ongoing bereavement support and we also provide online resources, specialist publications and training for professionals.

What we do

Our support

The death of someone important is one of the most traumatic situations for a child, but with our help they can face the future with hope.

Our mission

Find out more about our vision and our mission to make sure no child or young person faces grief alone.

Our values

Find out more about our key values which inform everything we do; whether this is with children, parents, professionals or each other.

Our blog

Our experienced team shares their advice on supporting grieving children and young people, along with our latest news updates.

Get in touch

Details on how to contact us, whether you are looking for support, planning fundraising events or have general enquires.


Working with trusted partners, including the University of Cambridge, we produce reports into childhood bereavement.

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Our impact

Last year, we supported an estimated 62,484 children and young people after the death of someone important to them. This is a devastating situation for a child, but with the right support at the right time, delivered in the right way, we know they can go on to lead full and flourishing lives.

About us

Our history

From 1992 to today, Winston’s Wish has led the way in providing specialist child bereavement support services across the UK.

Facts and figures

More than 100 children are bereaved of a parent every day in the UK, that’s around 41,000 every single year.

Meet our team

From our patrons to our trustees, everyone at Winston’s Wish is passionate about supporting bereaved children and their families.

Work for us

We’re always looking for talented and committed people to join our team and help bereaved children get the support they need.

Our newsletter

Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter with all our news, plus advice on supported grieving children and young people.

Media centre

Advice on reporting about childhood bereavement, spokespeople available for interview and contact details for our press office.

Why we do what we do

Connect with us

Sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media for all our latest news and advice on supporting grieving children and young people.