18 August 2017 – 20 August 2017
Willersley Castle Hotel, Cromford
A supportive, summer weekend on the edge of the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District
12 August 2017, 14.30
RoadPeace Wood, Alrewas, Burton-on-Trent
For victims of road crash
24 July 2017, 10.00 – 16.00
21 July 2017, 16.00 – 23 July 2017, 14.00
Charney Manor, Wantage
A weekend for parents with no surviving children
20 July 2017, 18.30
Friends Meeting House, London
16 July 2017, 13.00
Private house and garden in Emsworth
8 July 2017, 10.30 – 16.00
Venue to be confirmed, London
8 July 2017, 10.00 – 12.00
Church House, Barton Seagrave
23 June 2017 – 25 June 2017
Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham
14 June 2017, 18.30
Churchfields Academy, Swindon
Raising funds for The Compassionate Friends
13 June 2017, 19.30 – 21.00
11 June 2017, 14.00
St Katherine's Charity House, Henley-on-Thames
A fundraising and supportive event
28 May 2017
28 May 2017
Tipton St John
The first women only marathon in the UK
12 May 2017 – 14 May 2017
Royal George Hotel, Perth
From Darkness into Light
7 May 2017, 15.00
The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London
7 May 2017, 15.00
St Albans Cathedral, St Albans
7 May 2017, 13.00
The Friends Meeting House, Rochester, Kent
An informal social event for parents whose only child or all their children have died
5 May 2017 – 7 May 2017
Alveston House, Bristol
29 April 2017, 11.00 – 16.30
Bedford Athletic Rugby Ground, Bedford
Help raise some money for TCF and remember Jonny
7 April 2017 – 9 April 2017
Little Silver Country Hotel, Tenterden
2 April 2017, 13.30 – 17.00
DrugFAM Head Office at Oakley Hall, High Wycombe
2 April 2017
Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth
A fundraising event to support The Compassionate Friends
25 March 2017, 14.30
St Mary's Wilshaw, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
18 March 2017, 14.00
St. John's Church, Newcastle upon Tyne
11 March 2017, 14.30
Westminster Cathedral, London
11 March 2017 – 12 March 2017
Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham
A one-day overnight Retreat especially for bereaved brothers and sisters in their 20s, 30s & 40s.
10 March 2017, 09.00 – 17.00
Holiday Inn, London
Ensuring all professional services collaborate to ensure high levels of bereavement care
4 March 2017, 10.30
St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
A service of reflection for people affected by suicide
21 February 2017 – 11 April 2017
Central London venue, London
19 February 2017, 17.00
St John the Baptist Church, Edinburgh
18 February 2017, 10.30 – 16.00
St Thomas Centre, Manchester
5 February 2017, 15.00
Whittington Hospital, London
For parents, families and carers of all faiths or none
4 February 2017
Jessica's Heart, London
A training and information day for all Helpline volunteers.
29 January 2017, 19.00
Hendon Reform Synagogue, Greater London
28 January 2017, 14.00
St John's Church, Newcastle upon Tyne
13 January 2017, 16.00 – 15 January 2017, 14.00
Willersley Castle Hotel, Derbyshire
For recently bereaved parents - approximately under 3 years or less
11 December 2016, 19.00
All over the UK and worldwide
3 December 2016, 16.00
Saint James’ Priory, Bristol
To mark the lives of those lost to drugs & alcohol
28 November 2016, 18.30 – 20.00
Business Suite, London
27 November 2016, 15.30
Methodist Central Hall, London
26 November 2016, 17.45
A non-denominational memorial ceremony for anyone who has experienced losses associated with infertility or unwanted childlessness
20 November 2016
Various venues around the UK
13 November 2016, 18.30
Ely Cathedral, Ely
12 November 2016, 10.00 – 17.00
Davidson's Mains Parish Church, Edinburgh
5 November 2016, 14.00 – 17.00
Friends Meeting House, London
With guest speaker, poet, author, and broadcaster, Michael Rosen.
5 November 2016, 10.30 – 17.00
The Friends Meeting House, London
2 November 2016
Mosaic Reform Synagogue, Harrow
Early Mourning: How to support those who experience grief and loss before and after death
23 October 2016
Southsea and Portsmouth, Southsea
Jamie Cole is running 10k through Southsea and Portsmouth in memory of James Attwood
9 October 2016, 15.00
St Mary's Church, West Horsley
A service of remembrance for anyone who has lost a baby or child.
9 October 2016
Hyde Park, London
16,000 runners take part in this 13.1 route through Central London
7 October 2016 – 9 October 2016
Sedgebrook Hall Hotel, Northampton
A weekend with others who understand – for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents.
1 October 2016, 09.15 – 16.45
Holiday Inn Handy Cross, High Wycombe
DrugFAM's annual one-day event
28 September 2016, 09.30 – 16.30
Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester
Manchester’s 5th National Annual Conference
17 September 2016, 15.00
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury Saint Edmunds
A service for all those who have lost babies and children, sons and daughters, whatever their age, whatever the cause.
15 September 2016 – 16 September 2016
Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University, Leicester
Understanding Multicultural Grief in a Changing World
11 September 2016, 14.00
Truro Cathedral, Truro
19 August 2016 – 21 August 2016
Willersley Castle Hotel, Matlock
Last few places available.
31 July 2016
From Queen Elizabeth Olympia Park, London
A challenging day in the saddle pedalling through the roads of London and Surrey to raise funds for TCF.
28 July 2016 – 31 July 2016
Hotel Intercontinental, Frankfurt
16 July 2016, 10.30 – 16.00
Horfield Quaker Meeting House, Bristol
11 July 2016 – 13 July 2016
An opportunity to come and meet with others who understand the pain of the loss of a beloved son or daughter, and to immerse yourself in the comfort and warmth of a dedicated team of bereaved parent supporters.
10 July 2016
9 July 2016, 10.00 – 12.00
Church House, Kettering
Fundraising coffee morning for TCF
2 July 2016, 10.15 – 16.00
Jessica’s Heart, London
30 June 2016
Slater and Gordon, Manchester
An essential event for anyone caring for children and young people who have been suddenly bereaved.
26 June 2016, 14.00
St Katharine's Charity House, Frieth
26 June 2016
Holyrood Park Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Fundraising in memory of Calum Kellie
29 May 2016
21 May 2016 – 28 May 2016
2 January 2016
TCF receives no government funds – we rely totally on fundraising and our membership to be able to continue to offer our services, support, friendship and hope to bereaved families. Warm and heartfelt thanks to all the individuals and teams who have undertaken an event for us. We truly couldn’t do without you and our charity is immensely grateful to you all.
Some of the wonderful past fundraising events are listed below.
10 January: Annikki Laitinen ran the Richmond Park 10k in memory of her brother, Nikko.
13 March: Adelle Brenner ran the Bath Half Marathon in memory of her daughter, Celia and raised £900.
24 April: Marcus Hunt ran his first London Marathon in memory of his brother, Adam.
It’s not too late to support him so please
22 March: Annmarie Loughlin ran the Richmond Half Marathon for her friends Anekke, Nick and Landen, in memory of Freya.
10 May: Roseanne Kay ran the Great North 10k Run in memory of her son, Callum.
15 May: The Gemma Stewart Charity Ball, held in memory of Gemma Stewart raised money for the Intensive Care Unit at Frenchay Hospital and The Compassionate Friends.
June: John Ashton’s rode the Liverpool to Bristol canal path cycle ride, an epic journey of 278 miles over 5 days.
28 June: Sue Hughes organised Joe’s Walk and BBQ Supper in memory of her son, Joe.
11 July: TCF Kettering Support Group Annual Coffee Morning.
19 July: Jackie Gavin took part in Ironman UK.
12 July: Team Florence Moore – Alison (Florence’s mother), Bob (Florence’s grandfather) and friends, Barbara, Louise, Nicola and Sally ran The British London 10k.
4 October: The Doctors’ Orchestra, conducted by Dr Stephen Brearley, fundraising concert at the Cadogan Hall, London raised over £16,000 for TCF and brought many bereaved parents together on this special day. (Picture)
29 October: Vivienne Watt and Bromley TCF Group held their annual coffee morning.
11 April: Dolce Community Choir concert in Portstewart, Northern Ireland in memory of Lauren Minford.
13 April: Kalee Datlin ran the Virgin London Marathon in 5 hours 38 minutes.
May and June: Kiefer Frary’s mother and sister organised a Friends and Family 12 mile walk from Kiefer’s memorial bench in Wales and a disco in his memory.
14 June: Jackie Gavin tackled the Three Peaks Challenge in memory of Mollie, Luie and Lucy.
29 June: Sue Hughes organised Joe’s Walk and Supper in memory of her son, Joe.
14 July: Jo, Hiti, Alison, Bob, Carolyn and Sarah took part in the British London 10k in memory of all their children and to raise funds for TCF.
5 October: Rainford 10k Memorial Run in NW England organised by Susan Faulkner in memory of her son George.
30 October: Vivienne Watt and Bromley TCF Group held a coffee morning to raise funds for and awareness of TCF.
2 March: Michael Harvey took part in The Major Series (six miles run of mud, hills and obstacles) in support of his in-laws who were helped by TCF.
9 June: Sue Hughes organised Joe’s Walk and Supper in memory of her son, Joe.
11 June: Sponsored Skydive by Matthew Dacombe
13 July: Kettering and Area TCF Group annual Fund Raising Coffee Morning, organised by Carol and Adrian Keach.
16 August: Norwich TCF Group Coffee Morning organised by Sue Wellings.
15 September: Fiona Lyle ran in the Great North Run in memory of Elizabeth.
15 September: Richard Taylor-Hirst ran in the Great North Run for his sister Helene, after the death of Charlotte, aged 14.
31 October: Bromley TCF group leader, Vivienne Watt, held a coffee morning.
25 November: Danny Burns’ 10th Anniversary Dinner, organised by Paul Williams and Danny’s friends and family
Throughout 2013: Two open days at the home of Pat and Jerry Morris, Nottinghamshire TCF Support Group facilitators, a summer sale held by a friend of Pat and Jerry Morris and a raffle held at the group’s Christmas Candle-Lighting meeting.
Throughout 2013: Marianne Chambers, local Lincolnshire TCF contact and her family organised a sponsored bike ride, a three mile dog walk and a three hour Martial Arts session in memory of their son, brother and friend Matthew.