Stars of the stage and screen came together for London Film Festival in support of bereaved children and young people.

Winston’s Wish, the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity, hosted a charity screening of Nowhere Special, a film directed and produced by Uberto Pasolini with James Norton taking the starring role.

The exclusive screening, which took place during London Film Festival at Curzon Bloomsbury saw guests including James Norton and Bill Bailey in attendance. Guests attended to show their support for all the children and young people who are bereaved of a parent or sibling.

As the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity, Winston’s Wish is often invited to provide guidance on film and television storylines involving childhood bereavement, and in 2017 the charity were approached by Uberto Pasolini to advise on the childhood bereavement aspect of the film.

As an actor you work on many films, there are some that change the way you look at life and the course of your career, and this is one of those for me. To be able to work with Winston’s Wish to bring this poignant story to life was a true honour and I’m privileged to be supporting their work with grieving children across the UK.

James Norton

Speaking about the star-studded event, Fergus Crow CEO of Winston’s Wish said:

It was great to witness such a powerful performance from James Norton and Daniel Lamont which really highlighted the difficulty many families face when preparing a child for the loss of a parent. We were delighted James could join us this evening to reflect on his experience of playing this role. We’re grateful to all of our guests for attending to show their support of the 100 children each day who so sadly experience the death of a parent each and every day.

Fergus Crow, CEO of Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish believe that there is a future full of hope for children who are experiencing the great changes of a parent’s illness and death. They believe that the right support, information and guidance at the right time can help children go on to lead full and flourishing lives. Winston’s Wish can’t change the past but they can make a difference to the future for children.

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