About Winston’s Wish

We support bereaved children, their families, and the professionals who support them.

We were the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity – supporting bereaved children since 1992.

As the first charity to establish child bereavement support services in the UK, we continue to lead the way in providing specialist child bereavement support services across the UK, including in-depth therapeutic help in individual, group and residential settings.

Our story


We were founded in 1992 by Julie Stokes OBE.

More than 100

children are bereaved of a parent every day.


children are bereaved every single year in the UK.


regional hubs, as well as national support.

What we do

Grief can destroy a child's future, but with our help, children can face the future with confidence and hope.

Our team

Learn more about our Senior Leadership team, Patrons and Board of Trustees.

Media centre

Learn more about working with us and our tips on reporting on childhood bereavement.

Contact us

If you’d like to get in touch with us, we want to hear from you.