Child Bereavement UK has won a silver award at the Charity Film Awards 2023 for Puddle Jumping, a short animated film that aims to help adults understand how grieving children can seem to move in and out of their grief, a bit like they’re jumping in and out of a puddle. 

Puddle Jumping asks viewers to imagine a puddle full of sad feelings; a child may jump into this puddle when someone important to them has died. But children can’t cope with sad feelings for too long, so eventually they need to jump out and do something that distracts them, like playing with their friends or going to the park. 

The Charity Film Awards is the world’s biggest campaign for cause-based films. Child Bereavement UK has been successful in the awards in previous years, winning the Charity Film of the Year category in 2019 for its film, One More Minute, and in 2022 winning the Bronze People’s Choice Award in its category for the animated short film, The Invisible Suitcase.

Jane Keightley, Director of Communications for Child Bereavement UK said: 

"We’re delighted that Puddle Jumping has been recognised at the Charity Film Awards. The awards are a great vehicle to raise awareness of Child Bereavement UK and help us reach more bereaved families who need support."