Not Forgotten | Parents Pilot Group

Once Upon a Smile have identified that there is very little support in Greater Manchester to support parents when a child has died.

On Tuesday 7th February 2017, Once Upon a Smile held a meeting with parents who are determined to change this. Vicky Maley, Emma Knighton and Christine Shuttler share our driving passion to help many parents like themselves and we are proud to announce we will be launching NOT FORGOTTEN support group in March 2017.

Losing a child can often leave parents feeling lonely and isolated. The pilot support group will be open to parents who have suffered the loss of a child under 21 years of age and will provide them with the opportunity to meet others who have had similar experiences.



Friends of Once Upon a Smile are a group of volunteer Mums who want to provide other Mums with the opportunity to come together in a friendly environment to share their experiences.

Monthly support group commenced on Thursday 23rd March and will continue for 6 months at the Once Upon a Smile offices in Trafford Park.

Group size is limited to 10 parents.

‘Our stories may be different, but we are alike in that we all hurt deeply for our children, we are here to support each other’

Please register below if you are interested in joining the next group.