Back by popular demand! Bring together your family and friends together to play our fourth fun online quiz...with quizmaster extraordinaire, Stephen. AND help us to raise vital funds to support our support and services for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents.
Entry to the quiz is £12 per team but please consider making an additional donation too if you can. Our charity's income from people running, walking, cycling and swimming for us has, of course, dropped off by around 50% this year due to coronavirus and the cancellation of all in-person events. If you feel able to donate on top of the entry fee for the quiz, we would be so grateful.
Currently, we are seeking funding for our national helpline. Staffed by volunteer bereaved parents, the helpline is the essence of TCF’s peer support. Open every day of the year, the helpline is there for people who may wish to call once, many times or simply from time to time. People may have been bereaved for just a few weeks or months, or two, five, ten, twenty years or more. Everyone’s loss and way of grieving for their child is unique and people are encouraged to call the helpline whenever they feel the need. The helpline answers nearly 1,000 calls a year from bereaved parents and receives 600+ email requests for information and local support.
"The grief of losing a child is so maddening, so desperate and so raw that like many people, I often did not want to share it with those closest to me, especially family who were grieving themselves. This is why the TCF helpline is so important".
A donation of:
• £10 provides printed and online training materials for one helpline volunteer over a year, including new training on supporting parents bereaved during lockdown and bereaved directly by Covid-19.
• £20 meets a quarter of the costs of recruiting one bereaved parent volunteer for the helpline, including DBS checks.
• £30 is the amount per year to offer ongoing support and training to one bereaved parent volunteer on the helpline, including some external helpline training.
Quiz rounds will include:
* Geography * Science and Nature * Entertainment * Sport * History * Sounds and Pictures
Choose your TEAM NAME and the round (based on above) on which you will play your JOKER (for double points!) and email to Stephen at email@example.com as soon as possible before the quiz starts.
We will then email you by the morning of Monday 23 November with the details to access the quiz.
Look forward to seeing you there! And, thank you so much for your support.
Each year thousands of parents suffer the loss of a son or a daughter. Please help us to support families in their time of greatest need.