About us News Press releases Press releases 2021 Leading experts appeal for an understanding of childhood traumatic bereavement during and beyond the pandemic 5 May 2021 The UK Trauma Council and three child bereavement charities, including Child Bereavement UK, have appealed for more awareness of traumatic bereavement, particularly in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. Bereavement charity launches short film to support doctors’ wellbeing as 60% cite anxiety, burnout and depression during pandemic 4 February 2021 Child Bereavement UK has been funded by BMA Giving to produce a short guidance film aimed at helping doctors maintain their personal resilience and wellbeing while working in the face of loss, death, and grief. Bereavement charity launches 'Invisible Suitcase' animation to support bereaved children and families 25 January 2021 Child Bereavement UK has launched an animated short film to help bereaved children and families understand their grief and how to manage it. 2020 Cosy up on Winter Woolly Wednesday 21 October 2020 Child Bereavement UK is asking everyone to put on their cosiest knitwear this December and fundraise to help its work supporting bereaved families and children. Bereavement charity delivers free wellbeing training for doctors 6 October 2020 Child Bereavement UK has been funded by BMA Giving to deliver online training aimed at helping doctors maintain their wellbeing while working in the face of loss, grief, and bereavement. The webinars will focus in particular on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the mental wellbeing of health professionals. Trustee completes epic self-propelled journey from London to Stockholm to raise over £1m for Child Bereavement UK 01 September 2020 Businessman Alexander Fitzgibbons has completed his epic self-propelled journey from London to Stockholm, raising over £1m for Child Bereavement UK, a charity for which he is a Trustee. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden joined the father of five as he ran the final 5km leg of his 2020+ kilometre journey, which began in London on August 14 with a ‘good luck’ message from Child Bereavement UK’s Royal Patron, The Duke of Cambridge Important information from Child Bereavement UK: Blackbaud 12 August 2020 On Thursday 16 July 2020, Child Bereavement UK (CBUK) was contacted by one of our third-party service providers, Blackbaud, who informed us of a data security incident in their system that was discovered in May 2020. CBUK and many other charities and institutions have been affected by this incident. Kate and Rio Ferdinand join Zoom Groups for Young People 19 June 2020 Our Patrons Kate and Rio Ferdinand joined our Zoom group for young people where they spoke to Ben, aged 20, and other members of the group, about how tough Father’s Day can be when you’re bereaved. Kate and Rio Ferdinand become Patrons of Child Bereavement UK 16 March 2020 Former England and Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand, and his wife, former TOWIE star Kate Ferdinand (née Wright), have become Patrons of national charity Child Bereavement UK. Nick Knowles becomes Patron of Child Bereavement UK 28 January 2020 TV presenter Nick Knowles has become a Patron of Child Bereavement UK, a charity which supports families and educates professionals both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, and when a child is facing bereavement. 2019 The Duke of Cambridge supports new bereavement training programme for air ambulance crews 22 November 2019 THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE has outlined his support in a video message for a new bereavement training programme for air ambulance crews, highlighting a new initiative by Child Bereavement UK and London’s Air Ambulance Charity. Winning animated student film launches for Children’s Grief Awareness Week 15 November 2019 A short film created by students for national bereavement charity, Child Bereavement UK, was recently announced as one of the winners in the Creative Vision Awards Magical Christmas concert in aid of bereaved children 8 November 2019 A magical Christmas Celebration Concert will take place at Holy Trinity Brompton, London on Thursday 12 December. Glasgow service wins GO Excellence in Public Procurement award 7 November 2019 Child Bereavement UK was announced as the winner in the Best Service – Micro and Small Business and Third Sector Organisations category at the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2019/20 Scotland. ‘90% of teachers receive no bereavement training despite one bereaved child in every average class’ - new research 19 September 2019 A survey commissioned by Child Bereavement UK has revealed that only 10% of teachers have received bereavement training during Initial Teacher Training or subsequent professional development. Claudia Winkleman becomes Patron of Child Bereavement UK 23 July 2019 Claudia Winkleman has become a Patron of Child Bereavement UK. Newsletter: New resources for managing Father's Day 15 June 2019 A new short guidance film and memory book for children. ‘Highest-scoring film ever’ – Bereavement charity wins Charity Film of the Year 30 April 2019 Child Bereavement UK has been unveiled as Charity Film of the Year winner at the 2019 Charity Film Awards. Child Bereavement UK releases impact report as animated film 18 February 2019 Child Bereavement UK has released its 2017-2018 Impact Report as an animated film. The film highlights the impact the charity has made in supporting families and educating professionals when a child grieves and when a child dies. “Including parents in the decision-making isn’t the icing on the cake, it is the cake.” – Child Bereavement UK’s Neonatal Palliative and End of Life Care Conference 17 February 2019 A bereaved couple urged healthcare professionals to engage with parents with greater compassion and understanding, at a conference organised by Child Bereavement UK. The couple shared the story of their baby daughter who died when she was just nine-and-a-half-weeks old. Badger’s Parting Gifts 35th Anniversary Edition 30 January 2019 Child Bereavement UK have partnered with publisher Andersen Press to provide information and guidance for adults using Susan Varley’s much-loved picture book Badger’s Parting Gifts to help children understand and talk about death 2018 Diversity and inclusion in bereavement support conference 21 November 2018 250 professionals from across the UK came to Manchester on 15th November to attend a sell-out conference focusing on diversity and inclusion in bereavement support. Ben and Marina Fogle become Patrons of Child Bereavement UK 8 November 2018 The couple have spoken openly about loss, grief and how to talk to a young family about bereavement, since their son, Willem, was stillborn in 2014. Celebrities make an impression at BGC Charity Day for Child Bereavement UK 17 September 2018 Celebrities Claudia Winkleman and Rory Bremner represented Child Bereavement UK at the annual BGC Charity Day on 11th September. They joined dozens of other big-name stars who took over the trading floor at BGC Partners, Inc. in Canary Wharf for one day only, to raise millions of pounds for charitable causes. “Grief holds no boundary”: Diversity and inclusivity in bereavement support 30 July 2018 Child Bereavement UK has put together an innovative conference for professionals. It aims to increase awareness and understanding and promote equality when providing bereavement support and communicating with people from diverse backgrounds. Bank of England hosts bereavement in the workplace awareness training 9 July 2018 Bank of England hosted a training evening run by one of its charities of the year, Child Bereavement UK. The event, Supporting your staff and customers through bereavement, was hosted by Deputy Governor for Prudential Regulation, Sam Woods, and attended by Bank staff and representatives from a range of City firms. Don your kilt and walk to raise funds for bereaved families 9 April 2018 Last year over 7,000 Kiltwalkers raised over £2.3million for their chosen charities and causes in Scotland by taking part in Kiltwalk. This successful event returns this year creating an opportunity for people to raise funds for the causes they care about. Local lady to run London Marathon in memory of son 5 April 2018 On Sunday 22nd April, Lichfield resident, Vicky Malone will be taking part in the iconic London Marathon in memory of her son, James, who died in 2016 when he was two-and-a-half years old. New two-year partnership with Busy Bees 3 April 2018 This week, Busy Bees nurseries across the UK will hold an Elephant’s Tea Party to launch its partnership with charity, Child Bereavement UK, which will run until 2020. Unum UK announces new national and local charity partnerships 21 February 2018 As of January, two-year long partnerships with national charity Child Bereavement UK, Basingstoke’s Ark Cancer Centre Charity and Dorking’s Halow Project have begun. Mary Berry joins #MakeforMum this Mother’s Day 7 February 2018 Mary Berry is helping to raise awareness of #MakeforMum for Child Bereavement UK in the run up to Mother’s Day. Neonatal doctor is 100,000th professional trained! 2 February 2018 Dr Georgia Ekitzidou, Associate Specialist in Neonatal Medicine at The Homerton Hospital, Newham, has become the 100,000th professional trained by Child Bereavement UK. Bank of England announces new charities of the year 3 January 2018 Samaritans and Child Bereavement UK are thrilled to have been selected as the Bank of England’s Charities of the Year 2017/18. 2017 The stars come out in aid of bereaved families 12 December 2017 A STAR-STUDDED line up of speakers and performers took part in a Christmas Celebration Concert in aid of Child Bereavement UK at Holy Trinity Brompton in London on Thursday 7th December. No records of families affected by bereavement in UK 17 November 2017 Life Matters task force introduces a series of recommendations to support those affected by bereavement. Help for bereaved families at Glasgow’s children’s hospital 3 November 2017 New service funded by Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity to benefit families bereaved of a baby or child. Join Mary Berry for afternoon tea this November 2 November 2017 On Friday 17 November, you could be quaffing champagne and eating cake with the Queen of Baking herself at the beautiful Latimer Estate, Chesham. One More Minute Campaign 20 October 2017 Child Bereavement UK launches TV and digital campaign to raise awareness of the needs of bereaved children and families. World-leading psychiatrist shares Complicated Grief expertise 17 October 2017 A CONFERENCE ORGANISED BY Child Bereavement UK has highlighted the need for more training and education to recognise and treat Complicated Grief. Donate your old £1 coins to local charity 14 October 2017 On Sunday 15th October, the round £1 coin will cease to be local tender, so why not donate your old coins to Child Bereavement UK and help families to rebuild their lives after bereavement? Mary Berry’s trading floor showstopper for Child Bereavement UK 14 September 2017 Personalities from the world of film, sport, TV, fashion and music to take part in an annual Charity Day held at the offices of BGC Partners (BGC) in Canary Wharf. Great North Run beckons for local staff and students 8 September 2017 STAFF, STUDENTS AND FRIENDS of Appleby Grammar School in Cumbria recently entered to run in the Great North Run in Newcastle on Sunday September 10th to help raise funds and awareness for Child Bereavement UK. Royal Princes visit Support 4 Grenfell community hub 6 September 2017 The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry visited the Support 4 Grenfell Community Hub in North Kensington. Baroness Newlove visits bereavement charity in Runcorn 24 August 2017 BARONESS NEWLOVE paid a visit to the offices of Child Bereavement UK in Runcorn this week to find out more about the work they do supporting families and educating professionals when a child grieves and when a child dies. New bereavement service for Glasgow hospital 1 August 2017 Child Bereavement UK is pleased to have been appointed to provide a new service at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow. Jason Watkins becomes Patron of Child Bereavement UK 15 May 2017 BAFTA award-winning and Olivier Award-nominated stage, film and television actor, Jason Watkins, has become a Patron of Child Bereavement UK. Runcorn cobbler puts best foot forward for bereaved families 9 May 2017 A cobbler from Runcorn is putting his heart and ‘sole’ into a five day charity walk for Child Bereavement UK. Couple complete marathon in memory of daughter Chloe 25 April 2017 Couple complete the London Marathon in memory of their daughter. Bereaved couple run Marathon in memory of daughter 19 April 2017 On Sunday 23rd April, Hughenden residents, Martin and Paula Sweeney will be taking part in the iconic London Marathon in memory of their daughter Chloe, who was stillborn 21 years ago. Bereaved young people give Rio tips on ‘Being Mum and Dad’ 27 March 2017 Bereaved young people supported by Child Bereavement UK gave Rio Ferdinand some tips on how to talk to his children about the death of their mum. Granddaughter donates 3rd generation tea set 21 March 2017 The donation has been made in support of the charity’s new event called #MakeforMum, an initiative to celebrate and remember mothers everywhere, or for mums to remember their children this Mother’s Day. Bereaved family take part in #MakeforMum to remember Dad 2 March 2017 Bereaved mum and three youngsters from Hoylake remember their dad with new #MakeforMum event. Learn how to #MakeforMum this Mother’s Day 2 March 2017 In search of inspiration this Mother’s Day? Child Bereavement UK is here to help with new weekly activity sessions being set up in the run up to Mother’s Day on Sunday 26th March. Marjorie Barlow joins #MakeforMum 23 February 2017 Marjorie Barlow, mum of Take That’s Gary Barlow, is helping to raise awareness of #MakeforMum in the run up to Mother’s Day. Student Volunteering Week 23 February 2017 The 16th year that Student Volunteering Week is taking place and aims to inspire more students to give volunteering a try. Changes needed to improve bereavement care 14 February 2017 On 6 February 2017, professionals from across the UK attended a conference on neonatal, palliative and end of life care. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Newham Centre 12 January 2017 TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Child Bereavement UK’s Centre in East London on 11 January 2017. 2016 Runcorn shoppers provide toys for bereaved children 19 December 2016 Child Bereavement UK will be hosting a Christmas get-together for bereaved families who have attended the charity’s support groups in Runcorn. Christmas Tree Festival supporting Bereaved Children 19 December 2016 A BEREAVEMENT charity is benefitting from the support of a local Christmas Tree Festival in Kendal. Lunch with Gary Barlow raises £57k for families in Cheshire 24 November 2016 A lunch held in Manchester on 10th November has raised £57,000 for Child Bereavement UK, a charity which supports bereaved children, young people and their families. Make a difference this Christmas – donations doubled via BigGive 22 November 2016 CHARITY donations will be doubled this Christmas to help fund the work of a local bereavement charity. Making time to listen to bereaved children 17 November 2016 Child Bereavement UK is showing its support for Children’s Grief Awareness Week 2016 (17-23 November) by raising awareness of bereaved children’s needs. School support vital for bereaved pupils 16 November 2016 JUST one in 10 British adults who was bereaved as a child felt their school was very supportive at the time of the death, a YouGov poll has found. Gary Barlow becomes Patron of Child Bereavement UK 10 November 2016 Singer-songwriter legend Gary Barlow has become a Patron of Child Bereavement UK. Remember a charity in your will 11 September 2016 DESPITE three quarters of people in the UK regularly giving donations to good causes, just 7% of us remember a charity in our will. Bereavement Care Network now with 10 partner charities 15 April 2016 The Bereavement Care Network now includes six further partner charities: Bliss, the Miscarriage Association, Multiple Birth Foundation, Tamba, (Twins and Multiple Births Association), Lullaby Trust and the National Maternity Support Foundation. Sainsbury’s to support local child bereavement charity 3 March 2016 Votes have been counted for the company’s Charity of the Year initiative and the team at Sainsbury’s, Stratford are pleased to announce they will be supporting Newham based charity, Child Bereavement UK. Health Secretary Announces Public Campaign for Safer Pregnancy 25 February 2016 Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched a new Government-backed campaign that aims to maximise the chances of women having safer pregnancies.