Friends of Serenity

Tree of Life

We are aiming to raise £50,000 for a memorial tree in the grounds of Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre (LWNC) at Burnley General Teaching Hospital, in remembrance of babies who have died.
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RCN 1157866

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For the last 10 years, we have been supporting families through baby loss and difficult pregnancies, across East Lancashire. To commemorate 10 years, we knew we had to do something extra special.

We are aiming to raise £50,000 for a memorial steel tree sculpture in the grounds of Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre (LWNC) at Burnley General Teaching Hospital, in remembrance of babies who have died.

The 4-metre-high blossom tree sculpture which we are naming the Tree of Life will give bereaved parents, their families, friends and anyone affected by baby loss, a calm, peaceful place to reflect and remember their babies.

We are hopeful that the Tree of Life will be in place during Baby Loss Awareness Week and will be the focal point for the hospital’s annual Wave of Light ceremony on October 15 this year, and in the years to come.

To reach that all important target, we are asking you to join in the Tree Pose Challenge – take a photo of yourself doing the yoga tree pose, post in on your social media using the hashtag #treeoflifepose, donate £5 and nominate 5 other people to do the same.

For anyone wishing to donate more to the project after doing the Tree Pose Challenge, we would be so grateful and kindly ask that any donations are made via the link on this page.

The Tree Pose Challenge will ask for participants to post a photo of themselves in the yoga ‘tree pose’, donate £5 via and nominate five other people to do the same, using the hashtag #DoTheTreePose.

Huge thank you from us all at Friends of Serenity for your support for this project and for the last 10 years. X

About the charity

Friends of Serenity

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RCN 1157866
Friends of Serenity aims to preserve and protect the health of sick pregnant women and those who have suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death in particular but not exclusively by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities, Serenity Suites and equipment at East Lancashire Women and New Born Centre not normally provided by the statutory authorities. We work hard to support newly bereaved parents through the provision of memory boxes and miscarriage keepsakes. By dressing their babies we hope to make distressing and devastating time a little more comforting by taking the pressure off them. These are provided in East Lancashire and throughout the country on public requirement. Additionally, we strive to provide qualified information by any means appropriate on the 2nd most common chromosome disorder Trisomy 13.

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