AFYA is proud to support the
Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK. It offers the widest range of practical support and guidance on bereavement to children, their families and professionals.
Professional, therapeutic help is provided in individual, group and residential settings, and via a national Helpline (08452 030405), interactive website (www.winstonswish.org.uk) and publications.
Winston’s Wish depends almost entirely on voluntary donations for its income and is the only specialist provider of support for children bereaved through murder, manslaughter, suicide or the military.
Independent research and the charity’s 21 years’ experience shows that:
• The death of a parent or sibling is one of the most fundamental losses a child will ever face.
• If childhood grief is not dealt with appropriately it can have a lasting effect on a child’s emotional well-being and lead to a variety of short and long term problems.
• The right support at the right time can enable bereaved young people to live with their grief and build positive futures.
AFYA is working with the charity to provide children with the opportunity to experience sport and develop themselves as individuals in the light of their bereavement.