Meet The Team

TIM WHITWORTH

CO-FOUNDER, FACILITATOR & BEREAVED DAD

Tim is a qualified training practitioner, executive coach and innovator, with many years’ experience coaching senior management teams in the public sector and advising and consulting for new and small enterprises.

Tim used his personal experience of the diagnosis and loss of his daughter Naomi in establishing and running dads.care with Co-founder Marie Murray.

TIM’S WELCOME

‘Our community of bereaved dads has grown since we started this group in 2011 – some come regularly, others occasionally or no longer.

Whatever the cause of death of your child and whether they died recently or long ago, you will always find a warm welcome and be able to share your feelings and the life and legacy of your child.’


MARIE MURRAY

CO-FOUNDER, FACILITATOR & BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLOR

Marie spent many years’ caring for children with life limiting conditions and their families at the world’s first children’s hospice, Helen & Douglas House in Oxford, developing deep knowledge and competencies in bereavement counselling.

In 2011 in conjunction with Tim Whitworth, Marie used her valuable skills and experience to establish our pioneering group, to provide specific support for bereaved Dads.

MARIE’S WELCOME

This group is a place where Dads come to focus and dedicate special time for themselves and their child.

I am constantly astounded by the level of openness, honesty, camaraderie and compassion shown for each other.

The way they welcome each new Dad is heart warming and when you have a group of men together, you will inevitably have humour amidst the sadness.’


SIMEON TINANT

Simeon has been a member of dads.care since 2016 following the loss of his younger daughter Lucy.
 
After being so well supported by the group himself, Simeon is helping Tim & Marie develop the reach, impact and long-term sustainability of dads.care.
 
SIMEON SAYS
 
The camaraderie and friendship within the group proved really crucial for me and continues to help me enormously. It’s vital more Dads have the same opportunity.
 
This simple website is the first step in making the tremendous work done at dads.care accessible to more Dads needing real support.’
 

THE HIDDEN GEMS

To exist and succeed, dads.care enjoys significant support from a multitude of staff and volunteers at Helen & Douglas House, Oxford.
 
We are most grateful for the ongoing support of the Trustees, senior leadership and clinicians and many more who work behind the scenes, allowing us to support our Dads as we do.