Oxfordshire journalist Clare Mackintosh has written an article for Parentdish about supporting children following the death of a close family member.  

She looked for support from SeeSaw to help her own family. Helen Mackinnon, Director of SeeSaw, helped her put together advice for parents.  

You can read the article by following this link

SeeSaw's 15th Anniversary

SeeSaw is celebrating our 15th Anniversary in 2015. Over the years SeeSaw has supported over 4,300 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 Citizen Service 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.


British 10K London - 12th July

Join the SeeSaw Team on the Vitality British 10K Run.  The world's greatest road race route through the heart of central London passing many of the capital's truly world class historic landmarks.  Contact Jane Elliott- fundraiser@seesaw.org.uk or phone 01865 744768 to book your place.

Cowley Classic Car Show - 16th August

Oxford Isis Rotary Club have organised this wonderful family day out and this year it is in aid of SeeSaw. There will be amazing classic cars, buses & motorbikes plus stalls, children's zoo, birds of prey, Zorb balls, food & drink, and licensed bar. Ever fancied a ride in an a super car such as an Aston Martin, Lamborghini or a Ferrari?.... then you can do this by riding with the Sporting Bears, in lieu of a donation to SeeSaw.  More information can be found here

Dragon Boat Racing on the Thames - 6th September

This charity fundraising event is based on Dragon Boat Racing and is held on the River Thames at Rye Farm Meadow in Abingdon-on-Thames.  

As well as the racing there are craft stalls, funfair, raffle, children's entertainment, BbQ, tea tent, real ale beer tent and much more.  To enter a team to raise funds for SeeSaw please go to the website here

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials 2015

SeeSaw is thrilled to have been chosen as the charity for this year's Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials. Voted Oxfordshire's favourite event it attracts some of the world's leading event riders and horses. Join us for our 15th Anniversary celebratory lunch on Friday 18th which will include an opportunity to walk part of the cross-country course with top event rider Harry Meade and see the specially designed seesaw fence.  More information can be found here