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Fundraising Diary: Nicola’s Trek Fest challenge

by Winston's Wish • 19th October 2017

My name is Nicola Jones and I completed the Trek Fest challenge to fundraise for Winston’s Wish. Thinking of the words they wrote and the children who will benefit from the money I’ve raised really helped get me through the toughest parts of the walk. The weather was incredible; very sunny and almost too warm! […]

Fundraising Diary: Wiggin London to Paris cycle

by Winston's Wish • 6th September 2017

With only a few days to go until the big cycle, team Wiggin have been training in earnest to make sure they make it all to the Eiffel Tower! Whilst the ride started out as just Wiggin people, we now have a great mixture of partners, employees, clients and friends taking part in what promises […]

When more help may be needed

by Winston's Wish • 5th September 2017

When more help may be needed Most children and their families will be able to cope with the death of a close family member, especially if families can talk about what is happening, about their thoughts and feelings, and about the person who has died. More information on what activities could help you can be […]

What happens when a member of the Armed Services dies?

by Winston's Wish • 5th September 2017

What happens when a member of the Armed Services dies? When an incident involves the death or injury of a member of the Armed Services, notification initially goes to the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC). Role of Armed Service personnel All members of the Armed Services give contact details of their next of kin […]

Ways to remember people

by Winston's Wish • 5th September 2017

Ways to remember people at special times of the year There will be many moments when you will want to remember the person who died. However, special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries can evoke more memories than usual. Some people find it helpful to mark these occasions by creating activities to remember the person […]

Ambitious About Autism podcast

Ambitious About Autism Podcast: Autism and Bereavement

by Winston's Wish • 5th September 2017

Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. We were delighted to speak to Youth Ambassador Megan Hughes for the #AAApodcast about coping with bereavement, supporting young people with SEND needs. The podcast is available on iTunes or you can listen below.

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Seeing the body

by Winston's Wish • 29th August 2017

Seeing the body If you are prepared to let your child make the choice of whether to see the person after they have died, some things may help them decide: Tell them that they can change their minds – at any time. Check that they are happy with the choice they’ve made – but not […]

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Individual work with bereaved children

by Winston's Wish • 29th August 2017

Individual work with bereaved children A home visit by our practitioners will assess the needs of each bereaved family. Individual work may be offered to parents and children before, after or instead of a group activity. The approach for individual work is non-pathological, respectful of the unique mourning process of the individual and mindful of […]