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National Gathering 2020 - POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

A supportive weekend for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings

National Gathering 2020  - POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

Sedgebrook Hall Hotel, Chapel Brampton, Northampton NN6 8BD.
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6 November 2020 – 8 November 2020

Sedgebrook Hall Hotel, Northampton

Due to the current pandemic, this Gathering has now been postponed. We hope to be able to run the weekend in autumn 2021. We will share more details of dates here when we have them. Thank you for your understanding.


A supportive weekend with others who understand for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents.

Booking details to follow later in 2020.

We are, once again, returning to comfortable Sedgebrook Hall, taking sole occupancy of the entire hotel for the whole weekend. For a couple of days we shall travel this path together whilst making friends to keep in touch with when we are back home.

A weekend of comfort, support and hope
Being together with others who have also experienced the pain of losing a much-loved son or daughter, sibling or grandchild, can give you the hope that the despair and anguish you may now feel is shared €“ at the Gathering you don€™t have to put on a brave face and cope on your own. For a couple of days we will travel our paths together, whilst also making firm friends to keep in touch with when we are back home.

A time for you

Although the organisers of the Gathering will be offering you a range of supportive and creative activities, these are entirely optional. If you wish to spend your weekend chatting with others, enjoying the hotel facilities and surroundings or having quiet time on your own, you can. Nothing is expected.

However, if you would like to, you can take part in discussion groups; art and writing workshops; a sharing session to which you can bring a piece of music or a poem that has special meaning for you; a remembrance and candle lighting event and a special room where photos and memories of your child or sibling can be displayed. Please do remember all activities are optional. You only do, or attend, what you are comfortable with.

Here are some comments from parents who came to previous gatherings...

"A lovely weekend spent focusing on all of our beautiful, amazing children..."

"I leave so incredibly nurtured and supported and feeling just that bit stronger and better able to keep going."

"The minute I arrive, I feel like I am entering a different place, where I can say Edward's name over and over again... just an amazing feeling that I hold on to until the next time."

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