Coffee cup imageWinston’s Wish, the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK, is opening up a new drop-in service in Uckfield for anyone concerned about a bereaved child in East Sussex.

The charity supports bereaved children and their families following the death of mum, dad or a sibling and has been established in Sussex for almost 10 years.

The Winston’s Wish drop-in provides a welcoming environment accessible to parents, carers, young people or professionals seeking practical advice and guidance on a bereavement – or who would like to find out more about the bereavement services provided by Winston’s Wish.

The new Winston’s Wish drop-in is located in Uckfield at the Civic Centre (TN22 1AE) and the first session is Tuesday 29th September. The drop-ins will run fortnightly thereafter, between 2.30 – 5.30pm.

>> UPCOMING DATES: 29th Sept, 13th October, 27th October, 10th November, 24th November, 8th December.

Sheila Elliott, Family Services Programme Lead at Winston’s Wish, commented on this new facility:

“As a well-established and specialist child bereavement charity within a neighbouring county, Winston’s Wish has been looking to develop its current services in order to meet the needs of the bereaved children and their families within the Sussex area.

With this new drop-in, we can support even more bereaved children and their families, enabling them to face the future with confidence and hope”.

Winston’s Wish already provides a drop-in service in Chichester, West Sussex, which in the last year has enabled families to receive specialist support from the charity.

Further details about the drop-in can be found at

The Winston’s Wish national Helpline, specialist publications, website and call-back telephone counselling service remain available to bereaved families nationwide.

Winston’s Wish helps children and young people rebuild their lives after the death of their mum, dad, brother or sister, enabling them to face the future with confidence and hope. Each year, Winston’s Wish supports over 40,000 bereaved children and young people through an array of dedicated services.