National Bereaved Parents Day (NBPD) was set up in 2020 after Stafford-based charity A Child of Mine realised there wasn’t a specific day that honoured bereaved parents from all walks of life. National Bereaved Parents Day brings together anyone affected by the loss of a child to show them that they are not alone.
“A wife who loses a husband is called a widow. A husband who loses a wife is called a widower. A child who loses his parents is called an orphan. But….there is no word for a parent who loses a child, that’s how awful the loss is!” Neugeboren 1976
A Child of Mine was founded to help families who have lost a child get through the most devastating time any parent can ever go through.
“Our main reason for wanting to establish A Child Of Mine is that there are so many families out there who don’t know anyone else who has lost a child, they don’t know anyone who can understand them and they may feel terribly alone. We are here to help and support families who have lost a child at any age and under any circumstance.”
You can join National Bereaved Parents Day on social media by lighting a candle on Sunday 3rd July at 7:00 pm to remember all of the children who have lost their lives too soon. The theme for this year’s NBPD is “Remember Me” to remember all the children gone too soon.
If you would like to share a photo on social media to show your support, please use the hashtags #nationalbereavedparentsday2022, #achildofmine, #rememberme, #NBPD22, and #acom
Head over to Child of Mine’s Facebook page to read real stories, see how you can get involved, and show your support.
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