Our Events

Huge thanks to everyone who support our events. Come and join us next time, we guarantee you'll have fun!

EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY

We are passionate about taking our events out into the community and spreading the word about our work and the need to raise awareness of the issues that affect those who are bereaved. 

We are fortunate to have the support of people from all walks of life, who have been touched by bereavement in some way, or who are empathetic to those who are grieving and need support.

Thank you to our Patron Shirlie Kemp, for coming along to our super Summer Sale event this summer and to all our volunteers, supporters and friends of the charity, We are grateful for all your help, love and kindness. 

Contact us if you would like to volunteer for our next event  hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org

OUR TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS

Our team are keen to help others who have been through the trauma of losing someone they love, as many of us are bereaved ourselves.

Our events bring us together for brilliant days of fundraising and spreading the word about our work out into the community.

Join us! We would love you to come along to our next event. If you are interested, please get in touch; hello@nullthegoodgrieftrust.org 

Left to right; Our regular gang; Nicola, Karin, Linda, Erica, Jan, Emma, Rupert 

CANNIZARO HOUSE FASHION & WELL BEING EVENT

A fabulous day on Wimbledon Common, with stalls selling designer clothes, accessories and homewares, and a fun Fashion Show, with our volunteers strutting their stuff on the catwalk. Lee Pycroft, our Ambassador kindly offered her MyMakeover event to a group of bereaved women, who thoroughly enjoyed their pampering sessions and beauty treatments

Grange Hill 40th Anniversary Gala Night

September 22, 2018

We all enjoyed a Red carpet Drinks Reception at The Bluebird at TV Centre, the home of Grange Hill.  BAFTA presenter Claire Bueno interviewed all our guests on arrival, including creator of Grange Hill, Hollyoaks and Brookside, our VIP guest Phil Redmond CBE and his wife Alexis Redmond MBE.

We were served a delicious 80’s themed 3 course dinner by the renowned Bluebird Cafe with live entertainment from iconic 80’s band Tight Fit & Jackie Marks, star of the original Les Miserables cast will entertain us during dinner.

Presentations, raffles and auctions then dancing till midnight!!

Screenings were shown from iconic Grange Hill episodes and there was a special tribute to Graham Theakston BAFA winning GH Director, Terry Sue Patt and all those who have died and were associated with Grange Hill.

Plus everyone had a Luxury Goody Bag to take home, full of fab freebies!

Massive thanks to everyone involved in our two special fundraising events; we raised almost £9,000 in total. Fantastic!

Official Grange Hill 40th Anniversary Fan Event – Elstree Studios

September 15, 2018

We had an all day EXTRAVAGANZA of fun and nostalgia at the first of our two big fundraising events this year to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Grange Hill.  This is the BBC Children’s programme where our Founder Linda met Graham Theakston, who was then one of their directors on the show, but later he was to become her partner.

There was a fun meet and greet the Cast from 30 years of Grange Hill from 1978 onwards; Stars of the show attending include; Tucker, Trisha, Susi, Alan, Tommy, Zammo, Roland, Duane, Claire, Madelin, Mrs McClusky, Mr. Hopwood – & lots more!!

Over 120 fans queued around the block to join us on this special day to mark the Anniversary.Hot ‘school dinners’ in the canteen for everyone, served by guest dinner ladies, with a surprise twist!
Grange Hill 40th Anniversary Award Ceremony, with celebrity auctions, GH memorabilia, and GH merchandise, never been seen before!

40 Years of Grange Hill Fundraising Event – Royal Holloway University

April 28, 2018

We were thrilled to partner on this fundraising event. Huge thanks to Chris and John for inviting us to be part of this special day.

The Centre for the History of Television Culture and Production at Royal Holloway, University of London, has teamed up with the television archive organisation, Kaleidoscope, to co-host an event marking the fortieth anniversary of the BBC children’s TV drama, Grange Hill. Set in a London comprehensive school, the programme was first broadcast on 8 February 1978. Although initially conceived as a nine-part series, the programme proved so popular that it continued to be made until 2008. It also earned a reputation for its realism and willingness to tackle difficult subjects – from bad behaviour and truancy to drug use and teenage pregnancy – which also meant that it soon became a source of public controversy. The event at Royal Holloway will bring together a number of those involved in the making of the programme, including the original Executive Producer, Anna Home, the programme’s creator and original writer, Phil Redmond (tbc), and many of the show’s cast: Mark Baxter, Linda Slater, Lisa East, Joanne Boakes, Gwyneth Powell, Lucinda Curtis, Paul McCarthy, Erkan Mustafa and Ruth Carraway (via satellite). Helen Wheatley and Rachel Moseley from the University of Warwick and Maire Messenger Davies from the University of Ulster will also assess Grange Hill’s importance in TV history.

Our CEO and Founder, Linda Magistris played one of the original characters in the BBC Children’s Series.  We were delighted that Phil Redmond, it’s creator, along with other popular programmes such as Brookside and Hollyoaks was also there to help us raise awareness of our charity and to discuss his work on the programme.

 

 

 

 

Songs for Jeremy, Show songs from the West End

April 8, 2018

Our Young People’s Ambassador Katie arranged this event for us on Sunday 8th April.

Songs for Jeremy is a concert in memory of her father, Jeremy Shalka who sadly lost his battle to cancer in 2010, aged 44. The concert will be a casual cabaret style and will feature a range of West End performers and friends who have kindly given up their time to celebrate the life of Jeremy and also raise money for charity. The concert will have a running narrative through it which will also tell a bit about Jeremy’s life from beginning to end.

The concert was run by Jeremy’s daughter Katie Shalka and featured cast members from Hamilton, Les Miserables, Aladdin, 42nd Street, The Book of Mormon, and Six, as well as very talented friends from The Brit School and London School of Musical Theatre. Thank you Katie for all your hard work and for raising over £2000 for us!

Discussion, Book Signing & Q&A with Greg Wise

February 26, 2018

We invited our friend and GGT supporter, Actor & Producer Greg Wise to join us at The Royal Trinity Hospice for a talk and a Q&A on the launch of his book ‘Not That Kind of Love’

Greg’s book is released this week and his tour has included appearances on BBC Breakfast, hosting a BBC Radio 5 live show and Loose Women.

Greg spoke about his experience of palliative care, whilst looking after his terminally ill sister, Television Exec, Clare, who sadly died in 2016. He talked with passion and compassion and had us all enthralled with his insight into the experience of a carer and then a brother bereaved.  Thank you for spending time signing copies of your book which is a compilation of Clare’s blogs written throughout her treatment and at the end of her life. It was a huge success! Thank you so much to Greg and his publisher for donating the books to us and raising funds on the night.

Wimbledon AFC Support us in a Charity Fundraiser Match Day

Amount raised: £3000

December 20, 2017

We all had a fabulous, fun day out at the ground of Wimbledon AFC Football Club.  We were very lucky to be chosen as one of the their Charity of the Year organisations to benefit from a fundraising day collecting at a match between Wimbledon AFC and Bradford.  Co-incidentally, our CEO’s partner was a Bradford lad, and it is because of his death that GGT exists, so this was both a poignant and celebratory day for all concerned.  Huge thanks go to everyone at the Club for your support and all fans & GGT volunteers for your donations and bucket shaking to the crowd.

Christmas fundraiser at Mercato Metropolitano

December 16, 2017

The fantastic Italian Marketplace, Mercato Metropolitano were kind enough to offer space to us to hold a Good Grief fundraising day.  We had a packed stall, selling cakes & gifts to lots of customers, and we were supported by Adrian Jeckells, Principal of the London School of Musical Theatre and his Alumni Choir who sang Christmas Carols and encouraged the audience to sing a long with us! Massive thanks to all the talented students, our bobble hat volunteers & Vicki from the Mercato, who managed our event.

Grenfell Pamper Day

August 19, 2017

The Good Grief Trust have been working closely with the local community after the Grenfell fire.  We introduced support organisations and facilitated coffee mornings at a local school in the area, to support parents affected by the tragedy. Working with our Ambassador, Lee Pycroft, at the end of our 2 week Grenfell Summer Camp, we were delighted to offer women who had been evacuated into hotels & temporary accommodation a day of pampering and well-being, which was hugely successful for all involved.  Thank you to the Girl Guiding Association for donating 2000 toiletry bags for our work, which we transported from Manchester and are currently storing in anticipation of more events for the Grenfell community.

LK Bennett Fashion & Well Being Evening

July 27, 2017

GGT Heroes – Nicola, Lisa & Mike

June 6, 2017

Widowed and Young Events

May 10, 2017

Battersea Park – Joint Fundraiser – Widowed and Young

April 29, 2017

Campaigning For Widow’s Parent Allowance & Events at Parliament

April 20, 2017

MYMakeover – Well-Being Event

March 17, 2017

Cannizaro House, Fashion Show & Shopping Fair

March 11, 2017

St Anselms ‘Bag a Bargain’ Event

February 5, 2017

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