Victoria Milligan’s life was turned upside down in 2013 by a tragic speedboat accident in Cornwall. Her husband, Nick, and their 8-year-old daughter, Emily, were killed, Victoria had to have her leg amputated below the knee, and the couple’s other children – Amber, then 12, Olivia, 10, and Kit, 4 – were injured.

In 2014 Victoria organised The Milligan Bike Ride, pulling together a team of 125 cyclists to complete a gruelling 300-mile ride from Padstow to London, culminating in ‘Emily’s Fun Day’ in memory of her daughter. This raised over £500,000 which was split between RNLI and Child Bereavement UK. Victoria has also supported the charity through golf day fundraisers and as a guest speaker. 

I am proud to be a patron of Child Bereavement as they helped me rebuild trust in life again and held my hand through the dark days of grief, constantly reassuring me that I was doing well and advising me on how to speak to the children.

Victoria Milligan and Child Bereavement Founder Patron, Julia Samuel MBE are interviewed on BBC Breakfast.

Victoria's Fun Day in Memory of Emily Milligan, in aid of Child Bereavement UK and RNLI.