Every time someone like you uses the links from this website to Amazon.co.uk to purchase books, Amazon pays Little Parachutes a referral fee. 50% of the referral fees we earn go to Winston’s Wish. All remaining fees go towards the running costs of the project.
Winston’s Wish is the UK’s leading childhood bereavement charity. Every 22 minutes a child in Britain is bereaved of a parent. This equates to over 24,000 newly bereaved children each and every year. Winston’s Wish believe bereaved children need support to make sense of death and rebuild their lives. For more information about Winston’s Wish please visit www.winstonswish.org.uk or call 01242 515157. The Helpline number for families and professionals is 08452 03 04 05.
Claire Ward-Dutton, Founder of Little Parachutes says “We chose to support Winston’s Wish as it fits so well with our aim of helping children in challenging situations. Winston’s Wish provides such a vital service and improves the lives of so many young people; we are delighted to be able to contribute by raising funds and awareness of their work.”
Louise Brown, Community and Events Fundraiser at Winston’s Wish explains why books like those suggested on the Little Parachutes website are so important: “The death of someone in the family, whether sudden or expected changes everything. Although supporting a bereaved child can seem daunting, grief is normal – and necessary – and needs to be expressed. Books are a great way for children to understand their emotions and talk about how they are feeling, whilst also offering guidance to adults on the best way to broach sensitive subjects like death. We are really grateful to Little Parachutes for their generosity and believe the service they offer is invaluable to the community.”
Winston’s Wish is a Registered Charity (England and Wales) 1061359 (Scotland) SC041140