Warwick youngsters star in national bereavement charity's festive film - The Leamington Observer

Warwick youngsters star in national bereavement charity's festive film

TINY thespians at a school in Warwick are the stars of a charity’s festive film.

The pupils at Emscote Infant School recently appeared in a national children’s charity Christmas appeal film – ‘I Wish I could Wish You a Merry Christmas’.

The film has been put together by the UK’s first youth bereavement charity, Winston’s Wish, to highlight that there will be an empty seat at the dining table in many British homes this Christmas.

The video serves to highlight the reality of bereavement that many of these young people will be facing this festive period.

The story features a young boy who is writing a special festive card to his mother who the audience then learns has died years before.

Filming for the video took place in part at Emscote Infant School and Winston’s Wish enlisted the talents of several pupils.

Head of school Laura Nicol said: “It has been a pleasure to be able to support Winston’s Wish for their seasonal advert. They do exceptional work, supporting children and young people through grief and we were delighted to be able to assist them by providing facilities for filming and including some of our pupils in their campaign.

“The children were excited to be a part of the filming, which was a new experience for them, while also learning about the importance of Winston’s Wish and how they at such a young age have been able to contribute to raising awareness of this vital work.”

Last year Winston’s Wish supported more than 62,000 grieving children and young people via their digital resources including via Helpline and Livechat. The charity expects to support at least 5,000 youngsters in December alone.

To watch the film visit https://www.winstonswish.org/christmas/


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