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Supportive Weekend for Childless Parents

The Compassionate Friends, UK
Event organized by The Compassionate Friends, UK

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You are warmly invited to join us for this unique weekend retreat especially for parents who have no surviving children.

Whether your loss happened recently, or some time ago, here you will be with others who understand what it means to lose your only child or children. If you are newly bereaved, please do know there will be other parents who are recently bereaved and our team of bereaved parent volunteers will also be there to help and support you. Come and meet and talk with others in safe and supportive surroundings and find comfort, hope and reassurance that you are not alone.

Our weekend together is at Charney Manor, a 13th Century Conference and Retreat Centre owned by the Society of Friends (Quakers) located in rural Oxfordshire. It is an idyllic, peaceful and safe venue surrounded by beautiful gardens in a village setting. Charney Manor offers simple, comfortable accommodation of single and twin bedrooms - most bedrooms are en-suite, or with private bathrooms. (There are a few rooms with a shared bathroom (one bathroom between 2) and these are available at a slightly reduced cost). Please note although Charney Manor is owned by the Quakers there is no religious content to the weekend.

Throughout the weekend, you can join in the suggested optional programme of discussion groups and activities, or simply relax in the Manor and wonderful gardens or talk with other parents.

You can read about some parents' experiences at the weekend here: https://www.tcf.org.uk/news/tcf-news/i-didnt-want-to-leave-we-could-of-stayed-all-week/

Please book early as places are limited since the venue can accommodate a maximum of 35 residential guests.

Please let us know if you have a problem meeting the cost as we may be able to help with full or part bursaries for those on limited financial means. Email us at info@tcf.org.uk for a copy of the bursary application form to complete.

TO BOOK go to: www.tcf.org.uk/childlessparentsweekend2018