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Childless parents

The Childless Parents’ Group – parents with no surviving children

This group can be invaluable for those of us who find ourselves in the painful situation of outliving our only child or children. We have a range of ages and backgrounds but share a common bond which brings us together. Many lasting friendships have been formed within this group, which many say becomes their new family. We also support fathers, who often find it harder to express their pain.

The Childless Parents’ Group provides an opportunity to meet and/or correspond with others who share our particular sadness. This can include loneliness, facing the future without our child, what to do with our child’s belongings, the pain of writing a new will, and much, much more.

The group has its own newsletter, which provides information about events such as bring and share lunches for members and our supportive retreat weekends, as well as offering a valuable space for members to write about their child.

TCF’s Online Community Forum has a special ‘Childless Parents’ section. Please email webadmin@tcf.org.uk if you would like to be part of this.

If you would like to join the TCF private, closed Facebook page called Childless Parents Group please email Maria at info@tcf.org.uk Here you can talk and share with others who have experienced the death of their only child or all their children.

You may also find the TCF leaflet Childless Parents helpful.

There are a number of regional Childless Parents Contacts around the country:

Bolton/Manchester/North West

Jackie Gavin

Channel Islands

Carol Maindonald



Aileen Cross
Email: winniethepooh18@sky.com

North East England

Wendy Parker

North Staffordshire

Sue Dover


Peterborough and Cambridgeshire

Lynn Brown

Shropshire and Herefordshire

Jo Baker

South Wales

Fiona Davies

South West England

Annie Campion

West Midlands

Louise Palmer

West Sussex

Najwa Mounla

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