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Winston’s Wish offers help and advice for bereaved children and their families at Christmas time

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der=”0″ allowfullscreen> When someone important has died, Christmas can be a difficult time for children and equally challenging for parents, carers and other family members. Winston’s Wish helps over 30,000 children every year through its national Freephone Helpline 08088 020 021, weekly groups, support programmes and one to one support services. The charity offers some …

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Comments Off on Two new trustees appointed to the Winston’s Wish board

Two new trustees appointed to the Winston’s Wish board

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Winston’s Wish is delighted to announce two new trustees, Mark Smith and Clare Gallie, who join their existing board. The trustees join as part of the charity’s plans to make their services more accessible for families across the UK and to secure a sustainable future. Clare Gallie joins Winston’s Wish with 13 years of experience …

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Puppet Show to explore grief in aid of Winston’s Wish

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Winston’s Wish, the charity for bereaved children, is looking forward to a family puppet show at Theatre N16 Balham, in London, which will help to raise much needed funds for the charity. Wondering Hands, a theatre company, are set to host two performances of the ‘The Old Woman Made of Stardust’, in London this month. …

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Winston’s Wish Impact Report 2015/16

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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 of children and their families given face to face support and in the number of publications distributed to families and professionals. The report contains some beautiful …

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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 …

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Posh Car Boot Sale for Winston’s Wish

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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 Society are dedicated to providing support to aspiring young musicians across Gloucestershire and will hold the event for the third year running. With over 100 …

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Comments Off on Bay to Bay cycle challenge returns for third year

Bay to Bay cycle challenge returns for third year

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A determined trio of cyclists, relying on pedal power alone, have recently travelled over 300km to raise money for Winston’s Wish, the charity for bereaved children in the UK. Alex Claridge, Jonny Dimmer and Ali Williams have been supporting Winston’s Wish since 2013 with regular ‘Bay to Bay’ cycle challenges. With the help of some …

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Comments Off on Burnley Golf Club supports Winston’s Wish with £5,200 charity of the year donation

Burnley Golf Club supports Winston’s Wish with £5,200 charity of the year donation

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Winston’s Wish, the charity for bereaved children in the UK, is delighted with the support it has received from Burnley Golf Club. In 2015, Burnley Golf Club in Lancashire chose Winston’s Wish as their charity of the year, with the charity benefitting from their fundraising activities. The club’s men’s captain, Lee Corns, and ladies captain, …

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Comments Off on Experis supports Winston’s Wish with generous £15,000 charity of the year donation

Experis supports Winston’s Wish with generous £15,000 charity of the year donation

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Winston’s Wish, the charity for bereaved children in the UK, is delighted with the funds Experis has raised this year. Experis, the global leader in professional IT, finance and engineering resourcing, had a personal reason for supporting Winston’s Wish, after an employee who had helped the charity passed away. Following an initial donation of £1,000, …

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Comments Off on Changes to our South East Drop-In Services

Changes to our South East Drop-In Services

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In September 2016 we will be changing our South East Drop-in Services to appointment only services. We will offering the families we are working with appointments in the following community venues across the South East: Uckfield, East Sussex Brighton, Brighton and Hove Horsham, West Sussex Chichester, West Sussex Worthing, West Sussex The last Drop-in locations …

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Help Winston’s Wish to win a £1000 donation from The Local Answer!

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Cheltenham’s The Local Answer magazine is offering a donation of £1000 to a local not-for-profit organisation – could you please nominate Winston’s Wish?. All you have to do is either: Email competitions@thelocalanswer.co.uk with the subject line ‘TLA Charity‘ listing the name of the organisation you would like to nominate (i.e. Winston’s Wish), your name, your …

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Comments Off on Winston’s Wish comments on Prince Harry’s regret about not talking about his mother’s death

Winston’s Wish comments on Prince Harry’s regret about not talking about his mother’s death

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After Prince Harry told Rio Ferdinand, whose wife died in 2015, that he regrets not talking about the death of his mother Princess Diana, Helen Fisher, Family Services Team Leader for the South West at Winston’s Wish, has released the following comment: “Prince Harry’s advice to Rio Ferdinand is really important for those who have …

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Explaining the killings in Nice to children

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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, has released the following comment explaining how parents can talk about the incident with their children: “With all the media coverage surrounding this tragic incident, …

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Comments Off on Tribute acts set to rock for children’s charity

Tribute acts set to rock for children’s charity

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Winston’s Wish, the charity for children who have been bereaved, is looking forward to an evening of rock and roll in Gloucestershire to raise much needed funds. A selection of the country’s best tribute acts are set to perform to raise much needed funds for the children’s charity. Fans of Meat Loaf, The Beatles and …

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Comments Off on Winston’s Wish proud to be Devil Mud Run’s charity partner for fourth time

Winston’s Wish proud to be Devil Mud Run’s charity partner for fourth time

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Winston’s Wish, the charity for bereaved children, is pleased to announce that they have been chosen as the Devil Mud Run’s charity partner for the fourth time. The event is a great chance to raise awareness and much needed funds for the charity’s support of children who have been bereaved. The Devil Mud Run, the …

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