£200 supports a child for a year
We estimate that in 2015, 23,600 parents died in the UK, leaving dependent children. That's one parent every 22 minutes.
* childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk
By the age of 16, 4.7 per cent or around 1 in 20 young people will have experienced the death of one or both of their parents .
(Parsons, 2011). * childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk



Our aim is to support Hampshire children and young people up to the age of 18 years who have a significant person in their life who has died or is dying.

Need Support?

Our Support Line number is 023 8064 7550.

Our Support Groups have no waiting list, are free of charge and accessible as and when you need them.

Help and Support

Support Line Number: 023 8064 7550


It costs us an average of £200 to support one child for one year and £100 to train and support one volunteer for a year. Each booklet we produce costs £3, school resource packs cost £100 each, so no matter the amount you give it really can make a difference!

We receive no government funding and rely completely on individual fundraising, corporate relationships and donations.

Become a Volunteer

We offer volunteers many different kinds of interesting roles within Simon Says, offering you the chance to use your existing skills as well as learning new ones. Within Simon Says you will feel part of a strong team making hard times easier for bereaved children and young people living in Hampshire.

This is how we make a difference…

Some of Our Stories

Meghan’s Story

My name is Meghan or Meg, and whilst I am not currently volunteering for Simon Says, I am really involved in the charity (or like to think so), all the way from France. A charity that means so much to me. Growing up, friends would lose grandparents, distant relatives and even siblings (all of these […]

Ryan’s Story – Service User and now Volunteer and Ambassador for the Charity

Ryan was 7 years old when he learnt the devastating news that his father was terminally ill with cancer. His mother had heard about Simon Says and signed Ryan and his younger sister up to one of the groups. Ryan attended group on and off for the next few years, as and when he felt […]

Rachel’s Story

In 2011 my husband Pat was diagnosed with terminal brain tumours. From day one we knew it was a fight he wouldn’t survive but he kept positive and made plans for us. One thing Pat couldn’t plan for is how the girls would cope with losing him and if there would be support for them.  He […]

Clare’s Story

Clare’s husband was diagnosed with cancer and died leaving Clare and her two small children aged 3 and 5. Clare contacted other charities and was told that they couldn’t help children under the age of 5. Clare was concerned about her youngest daughter who may have seen her father die at home, Clare didn’t know […]

Some of our Supporters

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