About us Who we are Patrons Alexander Dickinson Alexander has been a supporter of Child Bereavement UK since the death of his elder son, George, in April 2000. Since raising the finance in 2001 for the charity to establish a bereavement support post in his native North East of England, Alexander has worked on a number of other projects to raise funds for Child Bereavement UK. Alexander is a solicitor and became a Patron in 2006. When George died I was fortunate that a couple of my friends had heard of Child Bereavement UK. With the help of Child Bereavement UK I was able to rebuild my life and to support my other son Andrew. I have seen first-hand the wonderful work done by the charity and met some of the other families who have benefited. Becoming a Patron has enabled me to give back a little to a charity that has given me and my family so much.