A new resource from SeeSaw

Through practical support and understanding, SeeSaw works with children and families to help them manage the difficult times before and after the death of a loved one, and to face the future with hope.

What happens when someone dies?

'What happens when someone dies? A book for adults and children to share together’

When someone special dies, it can be a really confusing time for children as they try to understand what has happened, what will happen to that person's body and even where the person is now. 

The book is written for adults supporting children aged 3–11 years at this difficult time. It will also be valuable to help children with special needs. Through photographs and the use of simple language, adults will be helped to explain what happens when someone dies. The book also offers ideas to think and talk about together. 


Please contact us for further information about how to order copies of this book.


News and events

Events Diary

Friday 31st October from 6 pm onwards.  Pumpkin Night and Fireworks at the Bear and Ragged Staff, Cumnor

11th, 18th and 20th November at 6.30 pm.  Children Singing for Children - St Edburg's Church, Bicester

6th to 14th December.                                   Cowley Festival of Christmas Trees at St James' Church, Cowley

16th December at 8 pm.                               Together at Christmas - Christ Church Cathedral

Pumpkin Night and Fireworks - 31st October - Cumnor

The Cumnor Mayor's Fund annual pumpkin night takes place at the Bear and Ragged Staff, Cumnor on Friday 31st October.  Lovely family event with children's entertainer, fancy dress, pumpkin competition and a fabulous fireworks display.  Free entry.  Proceeds to SeeSaw and other local charities.

Christ Church Cathedral: Tuesday 16 December

An evening of words and music hosted by Esther Rantzen and Paul Mayhew-Archer featuring music from the Dragon School Choir, the Oxford Gospel Choir and the Summertown Singers. In aid of SeeSaw and Sobell House Hospice.  Tickets are available from Tickets Oxford

Oxford Half Marathon: Sunday 12 October

Congratulations to our 10 runners who completed the Oxford Half Marathon in great style on 12th October.  Special thanks to Steve Basham, ex Oxford United professional, for running for SeeSaw.  We hope to have runners taking part in this event next year so please get in touch if you would like a place.

Abingdon Marathon: Sunday 19 October

Over 800 runners took part in the Abingdon Marathon last Sunday. We are hugely grateful to the organisers of the event for choosing SeeSaw as one of the local charities again this year.  Many thanks to the wonderful volunteers including people from Waitrose and the local Rotary Clubs who kindly helped us with marshalling and manning water stations.