Weʼre raising £1,200 to buy a headstone memorial for the grave of my partners son who was stillborn in 2010
- Malpas, Cheshire
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Anyone who knows my partner Tommy may know he had a stillborn son back in 2010. Archie was buried in Malpas cemetery but there is still no headstone memorial on Archie’s grave and I know how guilty this makes Tommy feel. Every year I get Tommy something small off Archie for Father’s Day/birthday and this year I really wanted to try and put down a deposit for a headstone but the deposit was 50% and looking at the cost of headstones I couldn’t afford it. I decided Father’s Day was well out of reach and the stone masons need 6-8 weeks to get the headstone ready so I decided to try and raise the funds and to try and do it by October in time for Archie’s birthday.
This wasn’t my loss and I struggle to imagine the pain and grief this caused but nobody deserves to experience the excitement of almost 9 months of pregnancy and not bring their child home at the end of it. No parent should feel guilty visiting their child’s grave because the headstone is still just a distant goal. No parent should have to lay down flowers for their child’s birthday every year but if that is the case, it would be nice to have somewhere fitting to lay them.
I know it would mean a lot to Archie’s family and his siblings to have a nice place to go and visit him so I have set up a just giving page to try and raise the money for a headstone. If donation doesn’t work please try downloading the app and try again.
Any donation big or small would be greatly appreciated, if I don’t get near the target I will keep saving and maybe aim for next year built if I do reach or exceed the target and the headstone costs less than the money raised, any extra funds will go to Tommy’s Charity to help fund research, save babies and support other parents with loss.
Again, please don’t let Tommy find out and I will keep you all updated on this post. I thought it might be nice if we did reach the target for people who donated to go and visit and lay a rose once the headstone is in place.
Thanks guys 💙
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Sep 4, 2019
Sep 2, 2019
In memory of Archie ❤️
Jul 20, 2019
I really hope you get there with this. Made me so sad to read 🖤
Jul 19, 2019
Jun 15, 2019
Thank you to everyone who entered the raffle and raised a fabulous £50 in just a few days!
Jun 12, 2019
A donation from Lauren for Archie x
May 29, 2019
For Archie x
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