We are a small local charity run by a group of women who have experienced baby loss.
We are passionate about helping women, their partners, family and friends to find healing after their loss.
After our precious daughter Lily was stillborn on October21st 2011 I knew one day I would do something to try and help other parents experiencing baby loss in our community.
With this struggle in mind, we decided to provide our local hospitals; Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Furness General and Westmorland General with
to give to parents who lose their baby, containing items that enable them to build a collection of memories. Items that will become cherished treasures and ultimately help promote healing.
We are privileged to have on our team a wonderfully talented photographer who has experienced baby loss. She is offering the gift of Professional
We are committed to raising awareness of baby loss in our community and to helping break the silence surrounding miscarriage, stillbirth and neo-natal death.
" How might your life have been different, if, as you tried to express your anguish, a woman had listened to you.... quietly and intentley, as you expressed your pain, anger and fears.... a woman who was so present with your suffering and woundedness that she helped you to embrace your own anguish.... and give it a place to rest....
We are very grateful to Scott and Claire for their generous hospitality in hosting us for our annual Remembrance Celebration. We invite you to join us for a very special evening remembering and celebrating all our babies and children gone to soon.
On this special date, we will light candles and be part of the global wave of light around the world. It will be an evening of remembering and honouring our babies, sharing and connecting with those who have travelled this path and those who help us to travel it.
If you would like to come along, please join our event on Facebook - to help us prepare for accommodating you.
United we honour our precious ones, together we help each other to heal.
It is such an honour and privilage to be able to offer our Remembrance Boxes as a gift to bereaved parents who suffer the loss of their baby at one of our local hospitals. Though our hearts wish that not another one would ever be needed, we know that providing these items to help parents create special memories with their baby can bring some comfort and will ultimately help to promote healing.
The wish to make this gift available to families came from my own experience of stillbirth, I had time to prepare for the worst, but many families do not. Even with this time to prepare there were things I didn't realise I needed, or would have liked to have, until it was too late. Our aim is to provide families with the items to help them through the grieving process, so that they can capture the precious momemts they have with their baby, record their little ones birth and know they are not alone.
Our Orange Remembrance Boxes are made for more fragile babies and contain: Inkless Wipe Kit, for making hand & foot prints. A beautiful picture frame ready for a photo of their baby. Two identical teddies, one to stay with baby & one for parents to keep. A beautiful notebook with pen for recording thoughts & messages. The offer of Professional Remembrance Photography to provide some beautiful pictures that they can cherish forever. A candle holder and tealight for lighting in honour of their baby when they return home. A heart shaped rose scented soap for nurturing and soothing the Mother who's body needs gentle healing. An organza bag to safely keep a lock of baby's hair. A pair of tiny keepsake booties with 'made for an angel' charm. A handmade keepsake heart to remind them they are not alone, that they are loved and that their baby is remembered always. Lots of gentle, useful information & resources to help find their way to healing through the grief.
We are offering the gift of remembrance photography to parents in our community who suffer the loss of their baby. We hope our gift will bring some peace and comfort during this very difficult time.
Our aim, with gentleness and sensitivity, is to provide parents with beautiful images of their little one, showing the bond they have, and the depth of love they shared. These photographs can be an important part of the healing process. They are cherished momentos that capture forever the precious time with their baby.
We made a photoboard for the gathering we held for Lily after her funeral, it recorded our journey together through pregnancy, including pictures of her stillborn. It was our way of honouring her tiny life, and of showing her beauty to our friends and family members who didn't get to meet her after her birth. It helped me to celebrate her existance, by sharing with friends these images of Lily, we were all more able to acknowledge her presence and mourn her absence.