When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

The Greater Manchester, NH chapter offers:

  • Support and friendship to all bereaved parents, grandparents, and adult siblings.
  • Monthly meetings offering small group discussions.  A safe place to share your grief and your memories with others who understand.
  • Information about the grieving process through programs, handouts, and a large Lending Library of books, audiotapes, and videos.
  • One on one support through phone calls or informal meetings with a parent who has "been there".
  • The Children's Memorial Butterfly Garden, a comforting place for remembering our children and siblings and for quiet reflection.
  • Yearly Memorial Events where friends and family may join us in remembering all our precious children.
    • Childrens Memorial Blood Drive
    • Garden Butterfly Release
    • Worldwide Candle Lighting® in December

We need not walk alone.

Garden Social & Walk to Remember Registration

Saturday, September 19, 2015

  • Please help us with planning this event by returning your registration before August 22, 2015.
  • Download a printable registration form if you prefer to mail it in.
  • Registration will not be accepted after the Deadline or the day of the social due to vendor deadlines.
  • $15.00 per person (Children under 6yrs. – Free)
  • Every family will receive the gift of one butterfly for each child they honor

Please share the following with your guests:

  • Smoking is only permitted in the parking lot area and not in the garden area
  • We ask you to refrain from bringing pets
  • Please do not bring bikes for children to ride during the walk for safety reasons

We thank you for your support for this event and for supporting our chapter and its mission to help others who need our support too.


Registrations are for ages 6 and older. Children under age 6 are free.
Butterflies in addition to the one provided as a free gift for each child honored