SeeSaw's 15th Anniversary

SeeSaw is celebrating our 15th Anniversary in 2015. Over the years SeeSaw has supported over 4,000 bereaved children and young people in Oxfordshire.  To mark this special milestone we have launched a 15th Anniversary Appeal where people can donate on-line towards our vital work.  Please click here to help bereaved children in Oxfordshire.

Young people supporting SeeSaw

15 young people took part in the National Citizenship Scheme in Bicester and spent 4 weeks working together to raise money for SeeSaw.  Two young people had been supported by SeeSaw when their fathers died when they were at primary school.  See what they did in this short film.

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’ written by SeeSaw's Jenny Armstrong.

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

Firewalk - Saturday 14th March

A Firewalk is the most inspirational journey you will ever undertake. It is as the name suggests: a bare foot walk over red-hot wood embers measuring around 800 degrees. No tricks, no special effects. Just you and the fire.  Participants must be 18 years or over.  It costs £25 to take part and please aim to raise a minimum of £200 in sponsorship.  There is a compulsory training session beforehand to prepare participants for their challenge.  Where?  The Plough Inn, Appleton.  When?  Registration at 5.30 p.m. onwards.  Please click here to download a registration form.  

Teddies 2-Wheeler - Sunday 26 April

Join us for the Teddies 2-Wheeler and enjoy a great sponsored cycle through the Oxfordshire countryside. Routes to suit everyone are available, from 100 miles for the very experienced plus 50 miles, 25 miles and a 5 mile local family ride.  Further information and register on-line here

Duck Race - Sunday 26th April

The Faringdon and District Rotary Club are holding their annual Duck Race at Millets Farm on 26th April from 2 p.m.  The event is in aid of SeeSaw and the Chiltern Air Ambulance.  Quack quack - see you there!

Bluebell Walk - Sunday 17th May

Take a stroll through the beautiful bluebell woods at Cornbury Park with SeeSaw.  Distances of 4 or 8 miles to choose from. Well behaved dogs most welcome.  75% of sponsorship will be for SeeSaw, 25% is for the Rotary Club charities.  Download a sponsorship form here or set up a fundraising page on Justgiving

Rare Plant Fair - 24th May

An opportunity to buy rare and interesting plants in the beautiful grounds and gardens of Kingston Bagpuize House, Abingdon, OX13 5AX. Entrance to Fair and Gardens £5 pp; entrance to House, Fair and Gardens £7.50 pp.  Fair open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Homemade refreshments available. Donation to SeeSaw.


British 10K London - 12th July

Join the SeeSaw Team on the British 10K London Run.  This iconic run is staged on the world's greatest road race route through the heart of central London passing many of the capital's truly world class historic landmarks.  Please email Jane Elliott- fundraiser@seesaw.org.uk or phone 01865 744768 for further information and to book your place.