Love, grieve, live – but don’t suffer

Grieving hurts because we love, says grief expert David Kessler, but suffering is a burden we can learn to live without

Charlotte’s Litter

From puppies to vet school, happy memories have inspired a legacy honouring six-year old animal-lover Charlotte Bacon, who was killed in the Sandy Hook tragedy

‘You’re a dad for life!’

It’s not always easy for bereaved dads to talk about how much they miss their child. These dads were asked, what's important for other people to know about your loss?

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Love you, Dad

These famous names have talked about the things that keep their dad's memory alive, in touching ways that may inspire you

Something borrowed

Beautiful ideas to make the memory of someone you loved a special part of your own wedding day

Comfort in a cuddle

After losing five babies at early stages in her pregnancies, Michelle McGunnagle reaches out to other other parents with gifts acknowledging their loss

Because of Blake

From an obstacle course dressed as wrestlers, to a hedgehog-rescue run, Elaine's taking on some weird and wonderful challenges in memory of her little boy

Write Charlie's Name

Reg Thompson has made it his mission to tell the world that he has the most beautiful, fantastic daughter who ever lived.

Hello My Name Is

Caring campaigner Dr Kate Granger was a familiar face within the NHS. In her 34 years of life, she made a huge impact. Her husband, Chris Pointon, is doing everything he can to maintain her inspiring legacy.

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Sing Your Blues

As a teenager, singer-songwriter Jack Kelly felt lost when his dad, John died. Then he found his granddad's old guitar and a box of John's favourite records and began letting the feelings in

Elliot's Touch

Donna and Paul Stevens hope the legacy of their little blue-eyed angel's life, will help heal hearts and save lives

With Molly in mind

Depression clouded talented Molly’s acting dreams and she took her own life aged just 22. Her parents Linda and Dave have set up a fund in her memory to support other young people struggling with the illness

My goal for Mum and The Christie

Football fan Lee Thorpe’s marking his mum’s angelversary on a tour of 92 England league clubs in 92 hours, to support the hospital that cared for her

Sister Act

After her sister Gemma died very suddenly, Joanne ran a year-long half marathon challenge in the mum-of-three’s memory, to support a charity that’s there for bereaved children

Tree of Eternity

Inspired by the loss of her daughter Kelly, Kim Silverberg’s created a memory tree of photos in her café, in remembrance of children who are grieved

Hope after heartbreak

After a wonderful family holiday turned into a parent’s worst nightmare, Leif Kelly helped create a sanctuary for other dads to grieve