The Benjamin Pritchard Foundation

enhancing bereavement support and services

The Benjamin Pritchard Foundation was founded in 2018 to provide bereaved parents with reliable, on-going support to help them cope with the loss of their child #bemoreben

Ben was just 8 years old when he died from a rare and very aggressive brain tumour called DIPG. Prior to his diagnosis he was a fit, healthy and happy young boy who loved football, both playing for his local team and watching Bristol City FC.

In the weeks following Ben’s death, rather than being bombarded by help from professionals, Shane and Sarah, Ben’s parents, noted there was a huge gap in the market for reliable, ongoing support. Even less for bereaved siblings and nothing for other family members; grandparents, aunts and uncles.

This is why they set up The Benjamin Pritchard Foundation – Be More Ben in June 2018. Be More Ben provides parents and families affected by the death of a child* with networking opportunities, days out and activities and offers ongoing support services such as talking and complimentary therapies.

*under the age of 18


The charity provides ongoing support services such as talking and complimentary therapies as well as regular, friendly and informal networking opportunities, days out and activities #bemoreben.

What we do?

Parents Coffee Mornings

Virtual Parent Meetings

Family Lunches

Dad’s Curry Club

Family Days Out

Attraction Memberships

Wellness Activities

Counselling & Talking Therapies

Complimentary Therapies

Care Boxes

Up Coming Events

 The Phoenix Bar Meat Raffle

CO-OP Community Fund

Bake for Ben

Halloween Party with The Sirens Band

Be More Ben Mountain Mission 2023




How to get involved

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