We hope that you are all staying safe, we wanted to let you know how the current situation is affecting the services that we offer.
Bodie’s Boathouse is currently closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. We are reviewing the situation weekly and all families affected have been notified by email. We will be arranging new dates for families to stay. Until Bodie’s Boathouse reopens we will not be taking any further bookings. Any new requests will not be processed at this time but you are welcome to complete the request form.
Bodie’s Treasured Memory Bags
During the Covid-19 outbreak we regret that we will not be sending any more treasured memory bags to families. If you would like to request a bag for your child or children, we will process these once we are able to. If you would like any help with how to support your children following the death of a brother or sister please follow us on Facebook and we will be uploading a video once a week with an activity that you can do with your child.
Bodie’s Bereavement Service
During this time we will be conducting all of our support via the phone and video calls. If you are a newly bereaved family or a practitioner wishing to refer a family please complete the referral form below and we will contact you regarding the support we can currently offer. If you are a bereaved parent who lives outside of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland please see details of other organisations who can help below.
Our Vision is to give HOPE to families bereaved of a child by providing a range of services that support grieving families and encourage them to rebuild and remember.
The 2.6 Challenge with Team Bodie
The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event. We’re asking you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support The Bodie Hodges Foundation. People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!
The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.
There are just five simple steps to take:
1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas on 2.6 Challenge Website
2. To set up a fundraising page please click here or make a donation at the bottom of the page.
3. Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge
4. Complete your challenge
5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge and #TeamBodie
Belfry Golf Day – New Date Confirmed
Unfortunately, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Golf Day at The Belfry that was due to place in July. Whilst this is very disappointing we have moved quickly to secure a new day for 2021. We are therefore delighted to announce that the new date for the Bodie Hodges Golf Day at the world famous Brabazon Course at The Belfry is Thursday 29th July 2021. If you would like more information or would like to book a team, please contact
Charity Of The Year
2020 is the perfect time to think about making us your Charity of Year. We work closely with many businesses of many sizes. We love to welcome new businesses to Team Bodie who share our values and we promise that you will also benefit from offering your support to us. We work in different ways with different businesses. Some offer us services and others take on exciting fundraising challenges to support the work that we do.
Grieve in your own way
There are no rules to how each of us will grieve or what we should do to continue to live each day without our precious children. We all face the most shocking event in our own way, I stood still, I looked at the horror of grief in the face and I was broken. Bodie’s Dad faced his grief with activity, he did not stand still, in fact, he did everything he could to not stand still. He grieved by moving, by honouring, by talking and by setting up the Bodie Hodges Foundation. As a couple, we somehow managed to respect how we both needed to grieve and support each other with the space we needed to grieve in our own way.
Where else can I find Support?
Each bereaved parent needs to find support that works for them, there are no rules to grief or about getting support. Here are a few links to other organisations who offer bereavement support. If you live in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and are newly bereaved have a look at Bodie’s Bereavement Service.