0345 123 2304 helpline
0288 77 88 016 NI helpline | helpline@tcf.org.uk

National specialist coordinators and phone contacts




Parents wishing who wish to join the TCF Childless Parents Facebook Group for Childless Parents, can contact the moderator of the group:

Maria Ahern at info@tcf.org.uk


Marie Best

72 Sandford Rd. Bromley, Kent BR2 9AN

TEL: 0208 466 7918

EMAIL: mariebest76@gmail.com



Sue Burton

36 Orchard Close, Grantham, Lincs. NG31 8HD

Tel: 01476 571 590

EMAIL: SBurton@birdandco.co.uk

Grandparents whose child has died, leaving a grandchild

Peter and Mirta Sadler

50 Broom Hill Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 4EH

Tel: 01473 210 792


Grandparents whose grandchild has died (will support grandparents throughout the UK by phone)

1. Iris Hodgson

29 Hamilton Way, Prestwick, Ayrshire, KA9 1BJ

Mobile: 07879 580247 Email: iristheflower2010@gmail.com

Iris can be contacted by email or mobile (as at August 2017). Callers can send a text/leave a message on Iris' mobile - Iris will respond asap to mutually arrange a time to talk. Similarly, following any initial email contact, Iris will arrange a mutual time to talk on the phone.


2. Sylvia Griffin

32 Thirlmere Avenue, Nuneaton CV11 6HU

Tel: 02476 348 011

Email: sylvia.griffin@ntlworld.com

Support by EMAIL only. Please call or email before putting bereaved grandparents in touch to check that she is available.


Parent Carer Coordinator

Specialist Contact for Parent Carers whose children had special needs and/or disabilities.

Clare Davies

1 D’Arcy Close, Swallownest, Sheffield,

South Yorkshire S26 4TN

Tel: 0114 2879747

Email: claredav2@gmail.com


Bereaved Through Drug or Alcohol Use

Sue Brooks (was Carroll)

15 The Drive, Emsworth, Hampshire PO10 8JP

TEL: 07748 986 631

EMAIL: susanc15@live.co.uk

Parents who wish to join the TCF Bereaved through Drug or Alcohol Use Facebook group should contact Sue, preferably by email in the first instance.



who would prefer to speak with a man.

David Irvine

30 Evandale Court, Glenrothes, Fife, KY6 2PB

TEL: 07903 174929

(18.30 – 21.00, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)

Email: bryceirvine@hotmail.com For admin only – do not give out to bereaved parents.


Bereaved Siblings Coordinators

Emma Andow and Hayley Hayes

Emma and Hayley offer support through the SIBBS (Support in Bereavement for Brothers and Sisters) Facebook Group. This is a private, moderated Facebook Group for siblings over 18 only. Bereaved siblings who would like to join, can email Emma at emmaandow@icloud.com or Hayley at hayleypinkerfield@yahoo.co.uk.

TCF publishes a quarterly newsletter, SIBBS (Support In Bereavement for Brothers and Sisters). To receive the siblings newsletter every quarter - we ask siblings to 'join TCF' as a donating member. They can do this here: www.tcf.org.uk/join for £30 per year (£20 for financial hardship).

Hayley is the editor for the SIBBS Newsletter.


Bereaved by Road Traffic Collision (RTC)

Liz Leake

13 Mile End Park, Pocklington, York YO42 2TH

TEL: 01759 303341 (10.00 – 18.00)

Email: liz.tcf@gmail.com

Away: 28 September - 8 October and 13 October - 29 October, 26 November - 3 December (all 2018) 6 - 15 March 2019

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