CHUMS Charity supports the following 5 services:

  • Trauma Service
  • Recreational Therapeutic Service
  • Bedfordshire Suicide Bereavement Service
  • Stillbirth & Neonatal Bereavement Service
  • CHUMS Friendship Scheme for young people with disabilities

For information about any of these services please take a look at the ‘Services’ section

Why do we need your help?

All money donated to CHUMS Charity goes towards funding parts of the CHUMS service that receive no contractual funding.

  • The Trauma Service which supports traumatically bereaved children and young people who may have had a parent or other close family member die as a result of murder, suicide, road traffic collision or other sudden or multiple deaths. We are increasingly seeing children in the Trauma Service who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for non-bereavement reasons. Presenting issues include sexual abuse and witness to domestic violence.
  • The charity also fund an annual Remembrance Service for bereaved children and their families who have accessed the service.
  • Resources and materials for our Young Carers group sessions and respite activity days so they can enjoy a day away from their normal caring responsibilities.
  • Residential weekends for bereaved children giving them an opportunity to participate in activities to increase their self-esteem and resilience.
  • Our annual Family Day where bereaved families can come together, share their experiences and have some fun.
  • The Recreational Therapeutic Service for those children who struggle to talk about how they feel or have difficulties managing their behaviour.

The children we meet need specialist support to help increase self –esteem and build resilience. With help from supporters, our experienced clinicians are able to provide the right support, at the right time, for each individual child ~ allowing them to go forward and reach their full potential.

There are many ways to support local children by supporting CHUMS Charity.

Community Fundraising

Organise a fundraising event with your friends, sports club, hobby group, society or faith group and invite your local community to join you! See our Get Involved page for loads of inspiring fundraising ideas!

Nominate “CHUMS Charity” as a beneficiary for community events, sharing our events on social media and talking about what we do to friends and family all helps let people know that CHUMS needs help from the local community.

Corporate Fundraising

Nominate “CHUMS Charity” for a Charity of the Year partnership or fundraise among staff with dress down days, cake bakes and team challenges. Some organisations match fund what is raised by staff fundraising activities, which doubles the amount donated! There are also a number of corporate foundations who will support charities that their staff volunteer for or with which they have some other personal involvement.


Joining one of our many UK and overseas treks or bike rides as a personal or corporate team challenge. The choice is extensive and covers skydiving, fire walking and 10k runs all the way up to marathons, cycling from London to Paris and climbing Kilimanjaro. The only limit is your imagination! For further information email:

Regular Giving

You can set up a standing order for any amount that you wish by completing the regular giving part of our Donation Form.

Upcoming Events

London Ten Peaks Challenge

3rd August 2024 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thames Path Ultra

14th September 2024 - 15th September 2024

Snowdon at Night

19th October 2024 - 20th October 2024

Dog Sledding in Sweden

21st March 2025 @ 8:00 am - 27th March 2025 @ 5:00 pm