The Shattered Dreams Appeal is largely about supporting parents through the terminal
diagnosis or sudden death of a child. The effects of losing a child can be immensely
deep rooted and life changing, no matter what face we wear. Equally, a terminal
illness or death of any relative is significant.
For adults living the emotional roller coaster of a terminal diagnosis or bereavement,
a whirlwind of emotions may whiz around at the beginning, middle or end of your journey,
following no set route. We are here offering help and comfort at any time you need.
Some find it hard to know what to say or do and some try to hurry grief on but there
is no right or wrong way to grieve.
Our resources offer awareness, information and support to anyone seeking it in the
hope that we will aid bereaved families and normalise this very individual experience.
The resources we offer include:
a space to communicate with others;
a wide range of resources to borrow-especially about cancer and death of a child;
an opportunity to make an entry for our Terminal Illness & Bereavement Diary project.
We seek to publish a range of families experiences and tributes.
With enough interest, we also aim to provide:
a range of closed groups such as those offering a private area for bereaved parents
to share experiences with others and
a range of workshops to increase pro-active support for those whose lives have been
Quick glance at our Shattered Dreams funded projects