Support and friendship after the death of a child
of any age and from any cause.
t: 0354 123 2304 e: helpline@tcf.org.uk
Support events during winter
Our theme this year is
The Way Forward

Come and hear what has been achieved already and how our charity will develop in our 50th Anniversary Year in 2019 and beyond.

It's a lovely social event too as we enjoy tea, coffee and cake together after the main business of the afternoon.

PLUS, join us f or drinks from 5.15 pm and dinner from 6 pm at Prezzo next door – a good value Italian/pizza restaurant - its great to meet up together to share a bite to eat.

To help us with seating and catering PLEASE RSVP for the AGM and or early evening dinner at Prezzo to info@tcf.org.uk or 0345 120 3785 by Friday 23 November. . Hope to see you there!

22nd Worldwide Candle Lighting

Create a wave of light on
Sunday 9th December at 7 pm
J oin us, and the many parents, siblings and grandparents all over the world, and light a candle in memory of your child or brother or sister. At 7 pm local time on 9th December, hundreds of formal candle lighting events and thousands of informal candle lightings are held in quiet remembrance and to honour the memory of all children and young people who have died but will never be forgotten.

New Year's Day 1st January 2019
Bring-And-Share Open House
Come and meet others at a Bring-and-Share open house for bereaved parents in Marlow, South Bucks. All warmly welcome. Bring a simple dish for a cold buffet and something to drink. From 1 pm onwards. Stay as long as you like!

Contact Sue at shughes@webmd.net for more info.
Supportive Weekend for parents in early bereavement
15th-17th February 2019 near Bath
A weekend for parents who are in the first few early acute months or years of bereavement.

"..Being around people that understand, being able to talk openly and frankly about your child without people looking away, and just being able to cry without fear of judgement has been immensely liberating... If you've not been to one of these events, please go, you won't regret it".

"What I mainly got out of the weekend was that there is light at the end of this dark tunnel. It was a comfort to meet people who were further down the road from us, and that we will be able to smile and laugh again in the future".
Please help...cast your vote to help us fund this supportive weekend
We are asking Aviva Community Fund to help us fund the weekend in Bath for parents in early, raw grief. We need your votes to be able to offer bursaries, subsidise costs and to fund volunteers at the weekend offering support.

Please use your 10 votes before 20 November for The Compassionate Friends.
Please do it today! Thank you.

Dates for your diary!
Go to our website to find out about other supportive events and weekends in 2019.
Coping at Christmas
A re you worrying about Christmas?

We have put some ideas on our website to help bereaved parents and their families to manage and cope at this difficult time of year.

Getting through together.

Once again we are teaming up with DontSendMeACard.com to offer you a great way to send e-cards . Simply click on the link below, select an e-card and send to your friends, family and work colleagues. Instead of paying for postage and cards you can donate to The Compassionate Friends .

These ethical e-cards save you time and money and for a contribution of your choice you can donate to support our work with bereaved parents and their families.

Thinking about volunteering with us?
2019 Information and Training Days for new volunteers

LONDON - 19th January or 5th October
For those interested in becoming support group facilitators.

CARDIFF - 2nd March
Wales regional meeting - for any bereaved parent who would like to volunteer in Wales, facilitating a support group or supporting locally in other ways.

MANCHESTER - 18th May
For those interested in becoming support group facilitators.

LIVERPOOL or nearby - 21st September
North West England regional meeting - for any bereaved parent who would like to volunteer in this area, facilitating a support group or supporting locally in other ways.

A Regional Day for new and existing volunteers will be held in SCOTLAND in autumn 2019 - date to be confirmed. Other regional days are held round the country for existing volunteers.

To reserve a place or find out more contact us at info@tcf.org.uk or 0345 120 3785

For more information on support and services for bereaved parents and families
see our website by clicking on the button below.