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

Winston’s Wish Impact Report 2015/16

We’re delighted to present our Impact Report for 2015/16 – an important year for Winston’s Wish with an increase in calls to our national Helpline, and increases in the numbers …

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A new home for Winston’s Wish

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, …

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Posh Car Boot Sale for Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish, the charity for bereaved children, is looking forward to a Posh Car Boot Sale at Longdole Polo Club to raise much needed funds for the charity. Brimpsfield Music …

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