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£854raised of £500 target by 52 supporters

Weʼre raising £500 to to donate to the baby bereavement suite (Sandalwood) at Stepping Hill Hospital and the SANDS charity (stillborn and neonatal death charity)

Location
Stockport, United Kingdom
Category
In memory
Time left
23 days to go

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I am fundraising to support SANDS and the baby bereavement suite at Stepping Hill hospital. Both of these vital causes support parents and families who have experienced the tragic loss of a baby.
In February 2013 myself and my parter Oliver tragically lost our baby boy Declan 4 and a half months into my pregnancy. I had many complications and sadly our strong little fighter grew his angel wings. The baby bereavement suite at Stepping Hill Hospital was invaluable for us. There they helped us through those first few terrible days after our loss, provided a baby memorial box and the support from the specially trained bereavement midwife Carol was amazing. They need donations to help to continue to provide the service and help others who find themselves in these tragic circumstances. They also helped us to understand what happened next and provide a funeral if that is the parents wish. They make the most awful experience slightly more bearable. The SANDS charity help parents through the loss of a baby too. They provide a helpline to support people when they need it and support groups locally. Myself and bereaved mums Natalie and Amie are working towards opening a new Stockport sands support group too. Both of these causes rely on donations. We are fundraising to share the money between both of these causes. We are also running a raffle and looking for any prize donations big or small. Every penny helps these services. Both of them amazing in their own right and we couldnt have got through our loss without them. We now want to give back to these charities to help others like they helped us.

Not a day goes by we don't think about Declan, we are doing this fundraising in his name but to help every bereaved parent we can. We never move on, but we simply learn how to go on with Declan in our hearts.

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  • Suzann Wagster

    Suzann Wagster

    6 days ago

    Suzann Wagster

    Thank you so very much to absolutely everyone who has supported us so far. The total so far including cash donations made from the evening event we held is at £3342!! We are utterly overwhelmed and thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. This will help to set up Stockport Sands, and also keep us running for the foreseeable future. It will provide Sandalwood with items needed and we are also donating 10 memory boxes to 4louis to give back to the hospital too. It's so amazing, thank you everyone!

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  • Suzann Wagster

    Suzann Wagster

    a month ago

    Suzann Wagster

    Thank you so much to everyone who has and is supporting this wonderful cause. The whole fundraising is growing each day and we are now holding a whole evening event to continue to raise these vital funds. The money will also go towards helping to re launch the local Stockport Sands group too. This will offer local support for bereaved parents. I cannot thank each and every one of you enough x

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  • Dave Cooksey

    Dave Cooksey

    Feb 20, 2017

    In memory of Andrew. We had nothing like this. Well done Hun.

    £10.00

  • George Griffiths

    George Griffiths

    Feb 18, 2017

    Great night Suzann

    £50.00

  • George Griffiths

    George Griffiths

    Feb 18, 2017

    Great night Suzann

    £100.00

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