Bereavement is devastating at any time but can feel particularly difficult at Christmas. For many it is unbearable to imagine what life must be like for a child left without their mum, dad, brother or sister or for a parent whose baby or child has died.

Child Bereavement UK supports families to help them rebuild shattered lives after bereavement while continuing to remember someone precious to them.

Christmas can be such a hard and raw time, full of emptiness and 'whys'. Without Child Bereavement UK, I dread to think where we would be now. 

Matt and Joanna, whose twin boys died

Read Matt and Joanna's story

This Christmas, please support our work with bereaved children, parents and families by sponsoring a candle for £350.

£350 could fund:

  • A copy of ‘Remembering’ for 70 children - a memory book to help when someone special in their life has died
  • 12 calls to our Helpline
  • Six hours of online support
  • An online support group

Benefits of sponsorship

  • Acknowledgement on our dedicated Christmas Celebration Concert webpage
  • Link to our sponsor webpage in a social media post thanking all candle sponsors
  • LED candle to light up your workplace and show your support
  • Acknowledgement in our corporate e-newsletter
  • Candle lit at our events in London and Glasgow and named in our programmes*. 

Donate to light a candle

With thanks to our candle sponsors

Westerleigh Group

Aberystwyth Crematorium & Cemetery, Arun Crematorium, Aylesbury Vale Crematorium, Babworth Crematorium, Barham Crematorium, Borders Crematorium, Basildon & District Cemetery & Crematorium, Cam Valley Crematorium, Charing Crematorium, Cromer Crematorium, Forest of Dean Crematorium, Forest Park Cemetery & Crematorium, Gedling Crematorium, Great Glen Crematorium, Herne Bay Crematorium, Howe Bridge Crematorium, Langstone Vale Crematorium, Llanelli Crematorium, Mercia Forest Crematorium, New Forest Crematorium, New Southgate Cemetery & Crematorium, North Wiltshire Crematorium, Parndon Wood Cemetery & Crematorium, Sedgemoor Crematorium, Sirhowy Valley Crematorium, Stirlingshire Crematorium, Test Valley Crematorium, The Vale Crematorium, Torbay Crematorium & Cemetery, Treswithian Downs Crematorium, Vale Royal Crematorium, Waseley Hills Crematorium, Wessex Vale Crematorium, West Berkshire Crematorium, West Lancashire Cemetery & Crematorium, West Lothian Crematorium, West Suffolk Crematorium & Cemetery, West Wiltshire Crematorium, Westerleigh Cemetery & Crematorium, Woollensbrook Cemetery & Crematorium, AK Lander, Distinct Cremations.

Specsavers New Malden Branch

Janus Henderson Investors


Majestic Wine


The Griffin Law Charitable Foundation

* Companies will be included in all programmes for candles lit by 17 November. Any candles lit between 17 November and 24 November will be included in the Glasgow Concert programme only. Candles lit after 24 November will have a candle lit at both events, but will not be named in the printed programme.