There are some amazing charities around, These are a few of the charities that helped us...
Theresa's Tiny Treasures is an amazing local charity, a one women charity started by Theresa Mcgrath who was a midwife for 30 years but left to follow her heart and start this charity, Theresa offers families precious keepsakes such as feet and handprints onto ceramics, in glass, hand and foot casts, and baby clothes and special dresses made from donated wedding dresses, plus lots of other things, This is an amazing charity that runs off donations and needs to continue to be offered to families.
Sands stands for (stillbirth and neonatal death) charity. They operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.
Kings Lynn have their own SANDS group who can offer support and also organise events.
While in hospital we were given a lovely memory box from the charity SiMBA, there are various charities who supply memory boxes to hospitals, This was a beautiful white box I carried proudly when leaving the hospital,, it contained things such as a candle, a box for lock of hair, inkless hand and footprint set and other little things, which was lovely to carry these special memories home with you.
Tommy’s are the largest charity funding research into the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. They also provide information for parents-to-be to help them have a healthy pregnancy and baby. Their target is to halve the number of babies that die during pregnancy or birth by 2030.
Angel gowns Hereford turns donated weddding and occasion dresses to dresses and outfits, also baby cribs for babies born sleeping.