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Church of England Primary School

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Winston's Wish

Winston’s Wish is a charity that helps children, teenagers and young adults (up to the age of 25) find their feet when their worlds are turned upside down by grief.


Through information, on-demand services, bereavement support and counselling, we support young people across the UK to understand their feelings, process their grief and find ways to move forward with hope for a brighter future. We also help the adults who are caring for young grieving people including parents, school staff and healthcare professionals.


For further support please visit:

Michelle's Story | Winston's Wish | Giving Hope to Grieving Children

Michelle's mum sadly died when she was just 8 years old. As we reflect on 30 years as a charity, Michelle is sharing her childhood grief experience with us. Winston's Wish was founded in 1992 by Julie Stokes.

Harvey's Story | Winston's Wish

Q. How many bereaved young people are there in the UK right now? A. Nobody knows! Meet Harvey. Both of Harvey's parents died before he was 5 years old. It's estimated that 46,300 children under the age of 18 are bereaved of a parent every year.