About us

Every day, more than 100 children are bereaved of a parent in the UK.

Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK.

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View our vision & mission

The death of a parent or sibling is one of the most fundamental losses a child will ever face. At Winston’s Wish, we believe that bereaved children need support to make sense of death and rebuild their lives – and that is why we exist.


History of the charity

Established in 1992 as the first childhood bereavement charity in the UK Winston’s Wish remains dedicated to supporting children after the death of a parent or sibling – find out where we’ve come from and where we’re going.

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Meet the team

Our vision at Winston’s Wish is that all bereaved children, young people and their families will receive the support they need to achieve their full potential. Meet the people who are working to make that vision a reality.

Meet the team

Media centre

Visit our media centre to access our latest news, information and resources or to get in touch directly with the Winston’s Wish Press Office.

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Working with us

We’re always looking for passionate and driven individuals who share our vision to come and join our team. Find out what vacancies we have available right now.

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Our news

Explaining the killings in Nice to children

After 84 people, including three children, were killed in Nice, France after a lorry slammed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day, Sacha Richardson, Director of Family Services at Winston’s Wish, …

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