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A new home for Winston’s Wish

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Winston’s Wish, the charity for bereaved children, will move into a new home in Cheltenham this month. The move enables the charity, who reaches 40,000 children nationally every single year, to support more bereaved children in the county.

National children’s charity Winston’s Wish is excited to announce its new home in Gloucestershire, with a move date set for the 19th of September. The new Head Office enables the charity to continue to extend its delivery of excellent programmes of support to children who have been bereaved.

The new home will be located at 17 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, GL50 3DA continuing their strong presence in Gloucestershire, where the charity was founded more than two decades ago.

The move allows the team at Winston’s Wish to create a warm and homely welcome for families, staff and other visitors, with increased space available to support both children and families.

The Royal Crescent office also gives the charity more space for its national Helpline, a vital support tool for families all over the country, with over 5,013 calls to the Helpline in 2015/16.

All families supported by Winston’s Wish, both past and present, will be notified directly of the change of address, as will any partners, supporters and suppliers.

Winston’s Wish has been in its current home in Cheltenham House on Clarence Street since October 2012, where children have been given the help they need when someone close to them dies.

The charity has surplus office furniture and equipment that cannot be taken to the new premises. Anyone interested should contact Jill Shechter on 01242 546 189.

Sacha Richardson, Director of Family Services at Winston’s Wish said:

“In the Royal Crescent, we will be able to equip and decorate family rooms in a way that fits both the purpose and ethos of our charity.  . We believe that every bereaved child should have access to the support they need and our new building  enables us to welcome more children to a warm, supportive environment.”

Fergus Crow, CEO at Winston’s Wish, added:

“We’re delighted to be moving into new premises on the Royal Crescent. It’s an excellent opportunity for us to welcome families personally and to be far more visible to our many loyal supporters in Gloucestershire. We are looking forward to settling in and to welcoming families and friends to the new premises.”

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