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Closed 20/09/2016

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£4,442raised of £10,000 target by 218 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,442 to Support bereaved families during their difficult journey.

    Location
    Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Tuesday, 20th September 2016

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    No one should ever have to deal with the loss of a baby but sadly it is something that is way too common. Unfortunately it was something we had to go through. Losing Skye was one of the most difficult times of our life but I couldn't have got through it without the support from Kingston Hospital.
    After going through this myself I feel there is alot more that could be done to help parents cope with the loss. Support groups, counselling, even things like the planning of the funeral, additional daisy room (special room allowing you time with your baby away from the labour ward) and much much more. All these things cost money that no family should have to pay for.
    Our aim is to set up a charity in Skyes name to support Kingston hospital with their work with bereaved families. The long term goal is to set up a charity big enough to support families nationally.

    We first found out that Skye was not going to make it at my 12 week scan. She was a part of an identical twin pregnancy, with her sister Callie. The doctors informed us that Skye had a condition called Anencephaly and that no baby had ever survived this, it was impossible. We made the decision to continue with the pregnancy to give Callie a fighting chance, although it was high risk, we wanted to try.
    At 30 weeks pregnant, 10 weeks early, I went into labour. On the 30th April 2016 my beautiful girls were born weighing 2.3lb and 2.8lb. Callie was rushed to intensive care and we got to spend 3 amazing hours with Skye before she passed away. When Skye passed it felt like my world had ended, even though I had Callie, my heart was broken.
    I had had 7 months to prepare for this and still the pain was unimaginable. At this moment I decided I needed to help families in a similar position. If that's how I felt knowing it would happen, how do people cope when it's not expected??

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    theskyehighfoundation@gmail.com

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    • Millie Smith

      Millie Smith

      a year ago

      Millie Smith

      A few days left to go! Thank you all for your unbelievable support, please don't forget to share this!

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    • Millie Smith

      Millie Smith

      a year ago

      Millie Smith

      We are now creating Purple Butterfly Blankets in memory of our butterfly babies. These are for the surviving baby/babies to keep. please email us at theskyehighfoundation@gmail.com for more information and to order. Available in Pink or Blue polkadot!

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    • Millie Smith

      Millie Smith

      a year ago

      Millie Smith

      Thank you all for your incredible support! With your donations, we have been able to implement the Purple butterfly Stickers at Kingston Hospital. This has since gone viral and almost 150 other hospitals across the UK, Belgium, Germany, France, USA, Australia and New Zealand are looking to implement this too. We have been interviewed by the following companies: BBC Radio 4 - Womans hour. 10m 33s http://bbc.in/29nxPWR BBC NEWS - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36577218 + Babble, Huffington Post, The Today Show USA, Tommy's and many more!!

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    218

    • rochelle gibbs

      rochelle gibbs

      Sep 16, 2016

      Xxx love shell and Keaney

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 16, 2016

      £10.00

    • SANDRA SOUSA

      SANDRA SOUSA

      Sep 15, 2016

      Good luck and God bless you for such good heart😉😚

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 15, 2016

      I've worked as an assistant in ultrasound and seen the heartbreak when a pregnancy fails to thrive. Sorry i couldn't donate more but I'm a radiography student living on a small bursary.

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 15, 2016

      💗💗

      £5.00

    • Kate Burkhardt

      Kate Burkhardt

      Sep 6, 2016

      I love your cause. My heart goes out to you and all the other families who experience this.

      £20.00

    • Chris davies

      Chris davies

      Sep 1, 2016

      my twin died half way through my mothers pregnancy and so nearly did i. I know it's not quite the same as this but it's still a subject that's close to my heart! All my love and prays.

      £20.00

    About the fundraiser
    Millie Smith

    Millie Smith

    Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom

    We set up The Skye High Foundation in memory of our daughter. We have since created the Purple Butterfly sticker, which is meant to be placed on an incubator to let people know when a baby in a multiple pregnancy has passed away Our interview on the BBC: http://bbc.in/29nxPWR

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