Winston's Wish

Winston's Wish Wigan - Save our centre

Winston's Wish wants to re-instate the only dedicated children's bereavement support centre in Wigan and the Greater Manchester area. Despite high demand for the services large scale funding cuts have forced the centre to close. Winston's Wish is fighting for funding to re-establish services.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 May 2013 to 12:00 PM, 1 April 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1061359)

Amount raised

£20

Donations

2

    Category

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • OtherOther

    Helping

Location

  • I believe that all children and their families should have a right to access support following a bereavement. Grief is such a very painful journey.

    — Claire Bullen

  • I believe that all children and their families should have a right to access support following a bereavement. Grief is such a very painful journey.

    — Claire Bullen

Situation

Winston's Wish wants to stop the closure of the only dedicated children's bereavement support centre in Wigan. Hundreds of children a year were referred to the centre but in a tough economic climate where large scale funding is getting harder & harder to find, demand proved too great on the centre's limited resources and it was forced to close.

Solution

Recognising the huge need for the centre, Winston's Wish have taken it over and is fighting for funding to re-establish services in the area. 20 years of experience has allowed Winston's Wish to create the UK's leading bereavement support services for children, helping thousands a year. We plan to replicate these in the Wigan Centre, creating a professional, sustainable form of delivery.