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New Year, New Challenge?

Let us inspire you to set some New Year resolutions to make 2019 unforgettable, crossing off bucket-list opportunities including climbing Ben Nevis, getting muddy for money and trekking through China; all while supporting bereaved children in the UK.

In 2019, around 24,000 parents will die, leaving dependent children. That equates to a staggering 1 child in every classroom who will experience bereavement before they reach 16 years of age.

You can help. Our incredible supporters run marathons, trek across mountains and jump out of planes to raise money for Grief Encounter. Join them in 2019, and help the families we support receive the best care following the death of a parent or sibling. Just £35 pays for one hour of 1-2-1 professional counselling from a Grief Encounter therapist. Imagine how much you could help by undertaking one of our incredible challenges, fundraising to enable us to reach even more children who need our help, now. Click on the links below, or email us at to sign up or find out more.


Upcoming Events

London Landmark Half Marathon – Sunday 24th March 2019

The London Landmarks Half Marathon is a closed road, central London run and is the only half marathon to go through both the City of London and City of Westminster. From cultural landmarks and heritage to the city’s quirky and hidden secrets, runners get to explore the capital on a route like no other! The race starts on Pall Mall, finishes by Downing Street and has fabulous views of London’s most iconic landmarks including Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye. Check out their website –


Brighton Marathon – Sunday 14th April 2019

Over 12,000 runners take part in the marathon each April, enjoying a course that starts in Preston Park, snakes its way through the city centre, along the glorious seafront and finishes at the iconic Madeira Drive in front of thousands of cheering spectators. The course bests for the men and women are well under 2hrs10min and 2:29, making it the second-fastest marathon in the UK. It is also the second-largest marathon in the UK and eighth-largest in Europe. Read more about this event here –


London Marathon – Sunday 28th April 2019

The Virgin Money London Marathon is the largest annual fundraising event on the planet – runners have raised more than £890 million for good causes since the race began in 1981. Check out their website here –


Great Wall Discovery – 14th-22nd September 2019

To celebrate our 15th year, we are building a team to take on this exciting and iconic challenge! The Great Wall Discovery is a thrilling challenge of twists, turns, ups and downs. Beginning four hours north of Beijing, this week-long challenge tackles a series of vigorous upwards climbs and over 10,000 relentless steps, following the winding path along the Yan Mountains, either side of the Gubeikou Gateway.  The challenge ends in the vast metropolis of Beijing, exploring the cultural highlights of China’s historic capital. Read more on this incredible opportunity here or contact us on to register your interest.


Royal Park Half Marathon – October 2019

The stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. This fantastic event goes beyond just running 13.1 miles, they have designed the day so that spectators have as much fun as the runners themselves. Read more here –


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We are always looking for daring supporters with a thirst for adventure to take on exciting challenges on behalf of Grief Encounter! If you think you have got what it takes, and can raise funds in the process, please contact the Grief Encounter office.

    1. Climb Everest / Kilimanjaro
    2. Charity Challenge Trek
    3. Run a marathon
    4. Take part in a charity bike ride
    5. Bungee jump
    6. Parachute jump
    7. Sponsored swim