Glastonbury Festival organiser Emily Eavis, alongside her husband Nick Dewey, have been announced as patrons of Winston’s Wish, a charity for bereaved children and young people.

Founded in 1992, Winston’s Wish became the first childhood bereavement charity to be established in the UK, and has been supporting children and young people who have been bereaved of a parent or sibling ever since its inception.

“We’re honoured to have been invited to become patrons of Winston’s Wish” said Eavis – “Nick and I have huge respect and gratitude for the work that Winston’s Wish does to support children and young people who have lost a parent or sibling, which I experienced first-hand after losing my mum”.

Fergus Crow, CEO of Winston’s Wish, says, “We’re absolutely committed to reaching those children and young people who need us, and so we are beyond thrilled to have Emily and Nick on board to help us do that. Emily connected strongly with Winston’s Wish after volunteering as a practical helper at one of our residential weekends, where she saw for herself the important work we do.”

Emily adds, “Winston’s Wish creates a community that offers support at the right time, and in those darkest days reminds us that we can go on to lead positive and happy lives. My Mum’s legacy is her positivity at the heart of Glastonbury, and I feel this sense of optimism aligns with the values and vision of Winston’s Wish – to give hope at a time when it can feel like there is none. Thank you for the great work that you do. We’re so proud to be part of your journey.”

More details can be found on Winston’s Wish over on the charity’s official website.