For most children and families, Christmas is a time of excitement and anticipation. Christmas 2020 is likely to be different for all of us, but this year it will be particularly tough for those who are bereaved.

Grief is a lonely experience, and we know from the families we support at Child Bereavement UK that Covid-19 restrictions have brought additional isolation: a child not able to visit his Grandad in hospital; a family not able to hold the funeral they wanted for their father; a teenager bereaved of her Mum, now anxious that Dad might also die.

 I would say ‘I love you’ because I didn’t have the chance to.

-Lewis, 8, whose dad died

Watch our short film to hear families say what it would mean to them to have just one more minute with their special person who has died.

Child Bereavement UK have been a lifeline for our family. They really understand grief, especially the way it presents over time, and in so many different ways.

- Bereaved mother

Child Bereavement UK provides vital bereavement support to children, young people, parents, and families when a child grieves or when a child dies.

We urgently need funds to ensure that we can continue to be here to help those going through the devastation of bereavement.

Please take one more minute to give £10 this Christmas. Your generous donation will enable us to be there for bereaved families, not only now but into the future.

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