About us

Every 22 minutes a child in Britain is bereaved of a parent; this equates to 24,000 newly bereaved children each and every year.

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.

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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.

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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 & coverage

Leading Children’s Charities Join Forces

Scotty’s Little Soldiers and Winston’s Wish team up to support bereaved British Forces families Leading children’s charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers has today announced a strategic partnership with childhood bereavement charity …

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Winston’s Wish (North West) needs you!

With Christmas fast approaching, Winston’s Wish has various bag packing and street collection activities happening in Wigan, Leigh and Bolton. We need the help of willing volunteers to come forward …

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