Be More Ben

supporting families after the death of a child

Be More Ben was established in 2018 by Shane and Sarah Pritchard following the death of their 8-year-old son, Ben.

After he died, they found there was very little support for parents, even less for siblings and nothing at all for other family members. What was available was short-term or included formal meetings once or twice a year.

Shane and Sarah were desperate to ensure that no parents should face losing a child alone. Be More Ben enables families to meet with others who completely understand what it’s like when your child dies. Parents and families can build their own support networks, access counselling and other therapies and have opportunities to create new memories whilst remembering their child who has died.

Be More Ben supports the whole family affected by the death of a child from birth up to the age of 18. Find out more about us here.

Family Support

"Be More Ben is an anchor to us and a consistent support in dealing with our grief. Our whole family benefit both individually and together in their...


"Wonderful charity, providing support for our family that we were unable to access before. Have met and spent enjoyable time with fellow bereaved...

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"I think this charity is amazing. I couldn't ask for more" "It means so much to be offered support from families who understand and have likewise...

Dad’s Groups

"It was a great idea for the dads group as we get to have a few beers and some food together and socialise. Getting out and meeting people in the...

Coffee Mornings

"It's been great. We look forward to the coffee mornings to get together and have a chat and see others. As a family, we look forward to any meeting...

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"It's priceless, having a community to belong to and be supported by"

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"It's enabled us to do something really special whilst thinking about our child we lost"

Family Groups

"Be More Ben has been amazing. It has given us the opportunity to talk about our loss. And meet other families in similar situations. It has been so...

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"I wouldn't be where I am now without Be More Ben - their support has been incredible. And I really recognise how much they care and what dedication...


"We were so grateful to be part of the retreat. This was life changing. To be so relaxed, try new things, be with others who just 'got it'. My...

What we do?

 Parents Groups

Family Groups

Men’s Groups

Sibling Groups

Family Days Out

Creative Workshops

Wellness Activities

Counselling (including EMDR)

Virtual Support

Care Boxes

Up Coming Events

London Marathon

Great Bristol Run – 10k & 1/2 Marathon

Be More Ben Mountain Mission

Bath 1/2 Marathon




How to get involved

Join one of our fundraising events

Become a corporate sponsor

Make a monthly donation

Sponsor a cause

Volunteer your time or skills

Become a Be More Ben Ambassador

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