John and Jackie Romero are very pleased to announce that with the superb help of their guests and some additional fund raising they have managed to break through the £7,000 barrier at their February Organ and Keyboard Festival in Eastbourne. The total now stands at £7,019.01. Visitors to the Eastbourne Festivals will know the charity is very dear to their hearts and is an important part of their charity work.
For those not aware of the charity, 'Winston's Wish' helps young people re-adjust to life after the death of a parent or sibling. By providing professional assistance before, during and after bereavement they help them to better understand the nature of loss and offer the practical support and guidance that many need in order to cope throughout the grieving process.
Every 30 minutes a child in the UK is bereaved of a parent; this equates to 20,000 new children each year learning to live with a powerful range of confusing and conflicting emotions. Bottled up, these emotions can have damaging consequences in later life for the individual, their family and society as a whole.
Winston’s Wish is now recognised as the leading organisation in this field and its pioneering model of family support has been adapted and used by many other organisations throughout the UK and abroad.
Now in its 16th year, Winston’s Wish has a range of services that include a national Helpline for anyone caring for or concerned about a bereaved child. Every year 16,000 children and their families use the Helpline as the first point of call to access services that the charity offers. If you would like to know more about Winston's Wish or would like to make a donation then please visit their website
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