Five Ways to Wellbeing- Give- Child Bereavement UK

Death is devastating but it is a part of human life and it is a great thing to support those grieving.

I found this charity online, it helps adults cope with the death of a child as well as helping children cope with bereavement. It is based in Buckinghamshire but covers other areas too.

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year we deliver training to around 5000 professionals, helping them to better understand the needs of grieving families.

Get Involved

Get Involved

Child Bereavement UK believes all families should have the support they need to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. Our aim is to make sure they do.
  • Get Involved
    • Donate
    • Challenges
    • If you’re thinking of taking on a new challenge, then how about taking part in one of our fundraising events to help raise money for supporting bereaved families and children across the UK.  There is an event for everyone from our family friendly 5k runs to a challenging marathon or even an overseas challenge, whatever you fancy there’s something for you.  When you take part in any event for Child Bereavement UK, we will support you with all of your training and fundraising as well as providing you with:
      • Fundraising Pack
      • Event Training Plan
      • Charity Top (either cycle jersey, running vest or t-shirt)
      • Charity Information

      Please have a look through our different challenges, but if you don’t find anything that suits you or you have a challenge of your own in mind please contact our Challenges Team on 01494 568912

    • Volunteering

      Giving your time to us as a volunteer is an enormous help – quite simply volunteers make our organisation work!  Below, we’ve listed some current opportunities in our teams.

      Fundraising and Communications

      You could…

      • join a local fundraising group
      • organise your own fundraising event
      • help out at our events
      • help with office admin or writing funding applications
      • talk to our supporters over the phone

      Plus much more!  Just give us a call for a chat and we can take it from there.


      We are constantly looking for people who have direct experience of child bereavement and are willing to talk about their experiences to professionals at training events to improve the support that they offer to families.  We also have office based admin work.

      Bereavement Services

      Our telephone support and information service is reinforced by a team of regular volunteers who answer calls from families and professionals.  We also have a team of volunteers working in our family support programme.  As you will understand all staff amd volunteers working with children requires significant training and CRB checks for which we will provide for free


      If you are a senior manager or have relevant expertise that might help us, and you think you might be able to give regular time as a mentor or adviser to our management team, please let us know.

      Become a volunteer

      The first step to becoming a volunteer is easy, just email Julie, our Volunteer Co-ordinator, or call 01494 568917.

    • Events
    • Fundraise
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    • A to Z of Fundraising Ideas

      A – abseil – take on a challenge and make it an experience to remember
      B – ball – organise a ball in your local community, with friends
      C – car boot sale – you can sell your unwanted objects for charity at a bootsale
      D – dinner party – use Dinner4Good to help organise a lunch or dinner
      E – Easter egg hunt – get your whole community to take part
      F – football tournament – organise a football tournament (see supporter story)
      G – gig – ask local bands to play at a venue and charge entry
      H – headshave – get sponsored to shave your head!
      I – ice-skating – organise an ice-skating party
      J – jumble sale – have a jumble sale at your home
      K – karaoke competition – ask your local pub if you can organise a karaoke night
      L – long distance walk – organise a walk around your local countryside
      M – marathon – complete a marathon or half marathon
      N – name the teddy – ask entry money to enter a name
      O – octopus race – organise an 8-legged race
      P – pet show – get your neighbours, friends and family to show off their pet
      Q – quiz – organise a quiz night
      R – raffle – ask local companies for donations and raffle them
      S – sponsored silence – organise a sponsored silence
      T – Three Peaks Challenge – complete the iconic UK challenge
      U – uniform day – organise a uniform day at work (i.e 70’s style / school)
      V – variety show – get all the local talent to help organise a variety show
      W – who’s that baby? – get colleagues to bring in their baby picture
      X – Xmas fair – organise a local xmas fair
      Y – yachting races – on land or on the water
      Z – zodiac evening – invite friends and family along for a donation

      Whatever you decide to do, please make sure that it is : –

      1. safe – both for you and everyone else involved.
      2. legal – there are laws governing raffles, bars and food amongst other things
    • Corporate
    • Schools
    • Fundraising in memory
    • Other ways to help

Support and Information line

We provide confidential support, information and guidance to families and professionals. Our professionally trained bereavement support workers are available to take calls 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. Tel: 0800 02 888 40

Email Support and Information

Our support team can also be contacted at:

Bereavement support for families

Training for professionals

Support and training for schools

Publications and resources

We provide books, DVDs and workbooks for bereaved families, which have been developed with their input, and for professionals. Many of our resources have received British Medical Association recognition for educational merit.

© Child Bereavement UK | Registered in England and Wales: 1040419 and Scotland: SCO42910


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