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.