We offer support and friendship
after the death of a child of any age and from any cause.

Helpline 0345 123 2304  Email our Helpline
Support for childless parents
- parents with no surviving children - 
NEW - private TCF Facebook group for parents who have lost their only child or children.

To join email the moderator of this TCF Childless Parents Facebook group Maria at info@tcf.org.uk.

(Gill Hartley's non-TCF group is also still running;  email her for more information )

Childless Parents Supportive Weekend    21-23 July
Charney Manor Oxfordshire

A unique weekend especially for parents who have lost their only child or all their children.

Whether your loss happened recently, or some time ago, here you will be with others who understand. If you are newly bereaved our team of bereaved parent volunteers will also be there to help and support you.

Come and meet and talk with others in safe and supportive surroundings and find comfort, hope and reassurance that you are not alone.

Places still available at our
Spring and Summer supportive weekends
Last few rooms remaining...
Scottish Gathering in Perth
A wonderfully supportive two days for all bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents  12-14 May 2017   

More details here

If you would like to be there please book before 1st May. Call Maureen on 01738 631406 or contact her by email

Weekend Retreat for Parents Bereaved by Suicide, Addiction or Substance Use
23-25 June 2017    Birmingham
  The second year of this event and a wonderful opportunity to meet with others who understand what it means to be a bereaved parent in these particularly difficult ways.

"It was fantastic to be with so many parents all in the same boat, who, no matter what was said, were never shocked, embarrassed or judgmental. I felt able to talk about my son freely...thank you for a wonderful few days. I feel stronger and more hopeful".

More details and how to book.
A summer weekend for all parents, siblings and grandparents
18 - 20 August 2017   Derbyshire 
A supportive weekend for you if you have been bereaved for just a few months or years, or longer. Here you can take part in a range of informal discussions and activities and just relax among friends who understand.

More details and how to book.
Save the date...

10 - 12 November,  Northamptonshire - National Gathering for all bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents Booking opens shortly.

25 November, London - Annual General Meeting All are warmly welcome.
"To be with people who experienced similar made me feel normal". 
March weekend for bereaved siblings
"The biggest thing I took from the weekend - being in a safe place, surrounded by others who understand the grief you are going through and being able to identify with each other about the isolation and frustrations that grief brings" 
This is just some of the feedback from our weekend for adult bereaved brothers and sisters held in in Birmingham.

You can help us to improve

Our charity is constantly evolving and hearing from you helps us to develop and be responsive to your needs. We welcome feedback and suggestions from anyone who has engaged with any aspect of our services.

When Your Child Dies Abroad

New fact sheet available covering Death Abroad  FAQ.

More info and to download

New groups
for bereaved parents starting or re-starting in...

  • Bournemouth, Dorset
  • Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire
  • Bedford
  • St Helens, Merseyside
To see if there is a group near you or other local support go to our website or call our Helpline on 0345 123 2304 (10 am - 4 pm, 7-10 pm) or email.

How to Help

Could you volunteer for our charity? 

Our How to Help days offer you an opportunity to learn more about TCF and how you could help to support others. The next How To Help days will be in:

London 30 September 2017
Leeds/Sheffield area April 2018 (date tbc)
(Scotland -  info and training available on an individual basis).

How about facilitating a support group?Our next info and training days for leading a support group are in:

London 8 July 2017
Bristol/Exeter area April 2018 (date tbc)

London July 2018 (date tbc)

Our National Helpline needs you

Find out more about volunteering as one of our wonderful Helpline team. Training and support is offered. Contact Ruth by email or at 0345 120 3785. 

More information on volunteering and applying here

One-to-one befriending
Are you less than 2 years bereaved?
Would you like us to match you with a grief companion and fellow bereaved parent who can offer you friendship and understanding on the phone or in person?
If so please email our National Office or Helpline
Forthcoming informal events for bereaved parents
Rochester Kent   7 May

St Katherine's Charity House, nr Henley-upon-Thames Oxon   11 June

Emsworth Hampshire  16 July
  If you are holding an informal event for bereaved  parents, siblings or grandparents please let us know.  Email  or call 0345 120 3785.
We have a new Fundraiser!

Meet Stephen Armstrong...who joined us as our new Head of Fundraising in early April.

Stephen has 20 years of experience in the charitable sector and will be responsible for raising the funds that will enable our charity to carry out our work supporting bereaved parents and families. 

You will hear more from Stephen in the coming months but for now you can read about him (and all our staff) here.

Contact Stephen by email or 0345 120 3785.

Fundraising News
The Great North Run 
Could you, or friend, family or a colleague take part in this iconic run in Newcastle on 10th September to raise funds to support our work?
Join us for this really special event.  Get involved here. 

Louise Hill is running the Liverpool Rock and Roll Marathon on 28 May - you can support Louise here.

Joe's Walk and BBQ Supper is on 11 June in Oxfordshire - a fundraising and supportive event. More details here.
For more information about all our services for bereaved parents and families
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