2021 Events

Our National Grief Awareness Week London Launch opens to the public from 8am until 3pm on the Victoria Embankment, SW1A 2JL, outside Scotland Yard in Central London.

Please join us and come onboard our campaign bus (we’ll be parked along the river Thames) to find help and signposting to bereavement support services and organisations throughout the day.

From 3pm to 5.30pm our bus will leave to drive around London, raising awareness of our campaign, turning to the Embankment at 6pm, when County Hall will light up orange behind to bus, to launch the week.


02 December 2021

Griefchat online support

2nd December 2021 at 8:00 am

Most people expect to be very upset or distressed when someone close to them has died. What takes many people by surprise is how strong the emotions can be, how they can change very quickly, and how long they last. People around you may seem to think you should be ‘back to normal’ after a few weeks or months. You might appear to be your usual self to other people, but you know that on the inside, you’re not even sure what normal is anymore.

Click here for more info or click on the chat box on the bottom right.



Coffee Morning

2nd December 2021 at 10:00 am Mind in Haringey
Station House, 73c Stapleton Hall Road, London, N4 3QF

The Haringay brand of Mind is inviting local residents to join them for coffee and natter.

For more info, contact: [email protected]

Pop Up Cafe

2nd December 2021 at 10:30 am Chester Lane Library
Four Acre Lane, St Helen's, WA9 4DE

Pop Up Cafe supported by St Helen’s Bereavement Services.

Stop for a Chat with Plymouth City Bus

2nd December 2021 at 12:00 pm 1 Milehouse Road, Milehouse, Plymouth, Devon PL3 4AA

Visit the CityBus trailer on Armada Way in Plymouth City Centre between noon and 4pm where a memory tree will be availble for anyone to acknowledge their loved ones. #SpreadingSomeWarmth and raising awareness of The Good Grief Trust

Pop Up Cafe

2nd December 2021 at 2:00 pm Moss Bank Library
Bowness Avenue, St Helens. WA11 7EQ

Pop Up Cafe supported by St Helen’s Bereavement Services.

03 December 2021

Pop Up Cafe

3rd December 2021 at 10:30 am Haydock Library
Church Road, Haydock, WA11 0LY

Pop Up Cafe supported by St Helen’s Bereavement Services.

Pop Up Cafe

3rd December 2021 at 10:30 am Rainford Library
Church Road, St Helens, WA11 8HA

Pop Up Cafe supported by St Helen’s Bereavement Services.

Good Grief Guiseley Cafe

3rd December 2021 at 2:00 pm Guiseley Theatre
The Green, Guiseley, LS20 9BT

Drop in for a cup of tea or coffee, a chat and a slice of cake!

Email [email protected] for more details.

Seasonal Floral Decoration Workshop

3rd December 2021 at 2:00 pm Guiseley Theatre
The Green, Guiseley, LS20 9BT

Create a festive floral display in memory of a loved one. Tickets are £10 per person.

Email [email protected] for more details.

Pop Up Cafe

3rd December 2021 at 2:30 pm Thatto Heath Library
Thatto Heath Road, St Helens. WA10 3QX

Pop Up Cafe supported by St Helen’s Bereavement Services.

Christmas memorial for people bereaved or affected by suicide

3rd December 2021 at 6:00 pm Upper Batley High School
Batley Field Hill, Batley, WF17 0BJ

The event is supported by Kim Leadbeater MP who has provided a statement for us to read on her behalf.

Postvention Practitioners and Service Lead will be available to speak to after the ceremony until 7.30pm should you need bereavement support.

This is a free event but places must be booked through Eventbrite to guarantee entry.

04 December 2021

5K walk/run in Richmond Park

4th December 2021 at 8:45 am Pembroke Lodge Car Park (meet at the 'log')
Richmond Park, Richmond TW10 5HX

Walkers and runners of all ages are invited to take part in a 5K walk/run in Richmond Park. You may be remembering someone you love; a child, mother, father, Grandad, grandmother, uncle, aunt, sister, brother, friend, colleague. Meet us by the log where you see lots of other runners gathering (use the car park closest to Pembroke Lodge and walk back to the gate to find us). #shareyourstory #strongertogether If you would like to be involved please email: [email protected].

Pop Up Cafe

4th December 2021 at 9:00 am Nether Wallop Village Hall
Church road, Nether wallop, Stockbridge, SO20 8ET

Coffee Morning in our Nether Wallop Village Hall on Saturday 4th December from 9am to 11.30am.

05 December 2021

Christmas Remembrance Services

5th December 2021 Mortlake Crematorium
Kew Meadow Path, Townmead Road, Richmond TW9 4EN

Christmas Remembrance Services will be held on Sunday 5th December.

Babies & Children’s Remembrance Service starts at 11.30am and the Adults Remembrance Service 2.00pm.

Visitors are invited to leave a message for their loved ones on the Christmas trees in the cloisters.

For more details email: [email protected]

League Football Match

5th December 2021 at 11:00 am Kings Hill Sports Park
Kent

Sands United will be playing a league football match at 11am on Sunday 5 December at Kingshill Sports Park – All welcome to come along and support.

Light up a star

5th December 2021 at 12:00 pm Oulton Hall Hotel
Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds, LS26 8HN

Organised by Yorkshire Brain Tumour Charity.

A very special, family-friendly event that provides an opportunity to come together to remember loved ones who have sadly passed away. A selection of refreshments will be provided – please let us know any dietary requirements and allergies when you reserve your ticket. RSVP with the number of guests to [email protected] or alternatively call us on 0113 340 0111. We will be in touch with more details and timings nearer to the date. However small, a donation is being asked to be made by those who attend.

Coco Community Cinema

5th December 2021 at 2:00 pm Guiseley Theatre
The Green, Guiseley, LS20 9BT

Aspiring musician Miguel teams up with charming trickster Hector on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead. Tickets £4 – £6 (Film rated PG).

Email [email protected] for more details.

06 December 2021

Pop Up Cafe

6th December 2021 at 10:00 am Eccleston Library
Broadway, St Helen's. WA10 5PJ

Pop Up Cafe supported by St Helen’s Bereavement Services.

Pop Up Cafe

6th December 2021 at 10:30 am Rainhill Library
10-12 View Road, Rainhill. L35 0LE

Pop Up Cafe supported by St Helen’s Bereavement Services.

Pop Up Cafe

6th December 2021 at 11:00 am Parr Library
Fleet Lane, St Helens. WA9 1SY

Pop Up Cafe supported by St Helen’s Bereavement Services.

Pop-up Cafe at The Wooden Box

6th December 2021 at 6:00 pm The Wooden Box
3 Fore Street, Redruth, TR15 2AZ

Tonight will be Liz & Tony’s first evening cafe at The Wooden Box cafe in Redruth. Both have sadly lost their partners and wanted to start a cafe to support others who were also grieving. Pop along and enjoy a coffee, cake and listen to Elvis on their record player. Offering peer to peer support in the local community is something that’s been part of the plan for The Wooden box so National Grief Awareness Week was the ideal time to launch the cafe. It will continue in the new year on a regular basis.

NGAW Virtual Cafe Loss Through Addiction

6th December 2021 at 6:00 pm

Please join our host Carol, who sadly lost her husband Miles in 2019 through alcohol addiction. Carol found that in her grief she felt lost and alone. After attending our online virtual cafe she found it a safe space where she could share her experience without judgement. This cafe is the first but will continue on a regular basis later in the year.

An audience with Kathryn Mannix & Greg Wise

6th December 2021 at 7:00 pm Online (Zoom)

Join Dr Kathryn Mannix & Greg Wise, along with our panel of bereaved guests, to talk about the importance of listening to those who are bereaved and how we support our grieving friends and family. Let’s all find ways to have tender conversations with those who are bereaved. Register now to join us for this event during National Grief Awareness Week.

Contact [email protected] for more details.

07 December 2021

Help Freddie’s Wish make 7th December 2021 the best #DonutDay yet!

7th December 2021 Online / Social Media

This is the day where Freddie’s Wish are asking you to take a selfie eating a Donut and share it with them on social media. Remember to tag them and use the #Donutday hashtag

This awareness day originates from the fact that the last thing Freddie ate before his accident was a mini donut and when Charlotte (Freddie’s Mummy) arrived home 3 days later without him, poignantly there was still a half-eaten Donut sat on his highchair. So, they thought what better way to sugar coat a tragic day than to embrace the donut in his memory and to get people talking about grief and the impact it has on them all. Let’s use the donut to get people talking and #SpreadSomeWarmth.

Pop Up Cafe

7th December 2021 at 10:30 am Newton Le Willows Librrary
Crow Lane East, Newton Le Willows. WA12 9TU

Pop Up Cafe supported by St Helen’s Bereavement Services.

NGAW Childloss Virtual Cafe

7th December 2021 at 1:00 pm

Please join us and our guest speakers during National Grief Awareness Week. We will be joined by Charlotte Joliffe the founder of Freddie’s Wish and as it is Freddie’s anniversary we ask you bring a doughnut along with your cuppa.
This cafe is for anyone who has lost a child at any age.

08 December 2021

Pop-up Café at The Red River & Memorial Heartlands, Cornwall

8th December 2021 at 4:00 pm The Red River Café & Memorial Heartlands, Cornwall

Join us at 4pm where we will meet at The Red River Cafe. Refreshments, cakes and light bites will be available to purchase. Please bring all of your family, we will have Grief Graffeti Art with ‘Jess heART’ with us for all to try. At 6pm we will light up the engine house in orange and have a minutes silence. This is followed by a memorial photo slideshow in the film room, where you can place a candle (flameless), Steve Harris will be playing acoustic guitar so you can sit and remember your loved one.

For more info, please contact: [email protected]

#SpreadSomeWarmth

8th December 2021 at 5:00 pm Guiseley Theatre
The Green, Guiseley, LS20 9BT

Starting at 5pm at the Theatre, join in for a short circular walk, returning by 6pm to observe a minute’s silence and watch the Theatre light up orange. Afterwards, snuggle round the Fire Pit and #SpreadSomeWarmth. Hot drinks will be served. No need to book.

Email [email protected] for more details.

Remembrance Service & Hope

8th December 2021 at 5:30 pm Manchester Cathedral
Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1SX

An Evensong service tailored for Rememberance.

Lighting Up Orange

8th December 2021 at 6:00 pm GreenAcres Chiltern Park, Potklin Lane, Jordans, Beaconsfield, Bucks HP9 2XB

Huge thanks to Greenacres who will lighting up Chiltern, Colney, Epping Forest, Heatherley Wood, Kemnal and Rainford Parks in orange to support this year’s National Grief Awareness Week on Wednesday 8th December at 6pm. NB: the lighting up ceremony is not open to the public.

Email [email protected] for more details.

Lighting Up Orange

8th December 2021 at 6:00 pm GreenAcres Colney, Watton Road, Colney, Norwich, Norfolk. NR4 7TY

Huge thanks to Greenacres who will lighting up Chiltern, Colney, Epping Forest, Heatherley Wood, Kemnal and Rainford Parks in orange to support this year’s National Grief Awareness Week on Wednesday 8th December at 6pm. NB: the lighting up ceremony is not open to the public.

Email [email protected] for more details.

Lighting Up Orange

8th December 2021 at 6:00 pm GreenAcres Epping Forest Kiln Road, North Weald, Epping, CM16 6AD

Huge thanks to Greenacres who will lighting up Chiltern, Colney, Epping Forest, Heatherley Wood, Kemnal and Rainford Parks in orange to support this year’s National Grief Awareness Week on Wednesday 8th December at 6pm. NB: the lighting up ceremony is not open to the public.

Email [email protected] for more details.

Lighting Up Orange

8th December 2021 at 6:00 pm GreenAcres Heatherley Wood, Grayshott Road, Hampshire. GU35 8LA

Huge thanks to Greenacres who will lighting up Chiltern, Colney, Epping Forest, Heatherley Wood, Kemnal and Rainford Parks in orange to support this year’s National Grief Awareness Week on Wednesday 8th December at 6pm. NB: the lighting up ceremony is not open to the public.

Email [email protected] for more details.

Lighting Up Orange

8th December 2021 at 6:00 pm Kemnal Park Cemetery, A20 Sidcup Bypass, Chistlehurst, BR7 6RR

Huge thanks to Greenacres who will lighting up Chiltern, Colney, Epping Forest, Heatherley Wood, Kemnal and Rainford Parks in orange to support this year’s National Grief Awareness Week on Wednesday 8th December at 6pm. NB: the lighting up ceremony is not open to the public.

Email [email protected] for more details.

Lighting Up Orange

8th December 2021 at 6:00 pm GreenAcres Rainford, Blindfoot Road, Rainford, St Helens, Merseyside, WA11 7HX

Huge thanks to Greenacres who will lighting up Chiltern, Colney, Epping Forest, Heatherley Wood, Kemnal and Rainford Parks in orange to support this year’s National Grief Awareness Week on Wednesday 8th December at 6pm. NB: the lighting up ceremony is not open to the public.

Email [email protected] for more details.

Hospital Wards Lighting Up Orange

8th December 2021 at 6:00 pm

We are thrilled to hear that Shrewsbury & Telford Hospitals are taking part in this year’s NGAW by lighting up ALL WARDS in orange – thank you!

Building Light Up

8th December 2021 at 6:00 pm St Thomas' Church
Mellor, Stockport

Church will be lighting up to mark the end of National Grief Awareness Week.


UK BUILDINGS TO LIGHT UP AT 6PM – 8TH DECEMBER –
THANK YOU!

A heart-felt thank you to everyone who has helped us and pledged to light up iconic landmarks and buildings orange across the UK at 6pm on Wednesday 8th December 2021 to mark the end of the National Grief Awareness Week.

#SpreadSomeWarmth

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