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Weʼre raising £4,000 to help fund a bereavement suite in Brighton (at the Royal Sussex County Hospital)

Brighton, United Kingdom

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Our beautiful baby girl Jessica Louise Carling was born sleeping on 23.10.17, weighing 5lb5. I was 33 weeks and 4 days pregnant at the time. Just a week before we had seen Jessica smiling at us on a 4D scan, she was growing so well and everything looked perfect. We don't know why her little heart stopped beating and we may never know.

David and I spent a week in a newly opened bereavement suite in Haywards Heath. We stayed there for 3 days continously while I was induced and in labour. Then we came back to the suite to visit Jessica, read her bedtime stories and say our final goodbyes. We so wish we could have brought her home alive, watched her grow and enjoyed witnessing her little personality develop. However, sadly that was not meant to be. This was obviously the worst time of our lives. However, the bereavement suite did provide us a lot of comfort. It was our home with Jessica for the short time we did share together. So now we want to help raise the money to open a similar bereavement suite in Brighton in Jessica's memory, in collaboration with a local charity Oscar's Wish Foundation (they funded the room we stayed in, which was opened just days before we discovered that Jessica's little heart had stopped beating). David and I plan to do various fundraising events to help make this happen. However, in the meantime if you wish to donate and help us make this a reality, then we would be very grateful. All of the money will go to Oscar's Wish Foundation.

We are still discussing the logistics of this project with Oscar's Wish and the hospital. So we don't know exactly how much we need to raise yet. We have had written agreement from the hospital that two rooms outside the maternity ward can be transformed into one large bereavement suite. This will be more expensive than the Haywards Heath renovation due to it being a larger suite. So we have put £4000 as a target for now and we will update this page when we are clearer on costs.

To find out more about Oscar's wish and other ways that they help bereaved parents please go to their website.. http://www.oscarswishfoundation.co.uk

Lots of love the Carling family x

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  • Kara Carling3 months ago
    Kara Carling

    Kara Carling

    3 months ago

    Charity Pub Quiz night- Thursday 21st June 2018, 8pm at The Woolpack, 37- 41 Howard Avenue, Burgess Hill, RH15 8TS The pub have informed me that the quiz will now cost £5 per person to enter, which will include a bowl of nachos each. All attendees must book their place in advance. So can everyone who is coming, please let me know ASAP, so I can book your place? This is the last charity event that David and I will be organising for the suite. We look forward to enjoying the night with you all. Thank you again for your support throughout

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  • Kara Carling3 months ago
    Kara Carling

    Kara Carling

    3 months ago

    We have now raised £14k & there are still some funds pending. The overall total is likely to be about £16k, which is simply amazing & well above our initial target. Abigails Footsteps (the other charity involved in developing the suite) won a competition to pay for the building work too. So we almost have enough money to completely fund the suite now. The start date for the building work is Mon 11th June & it is anticipated to take approx 2-3 weeks. All monies raised will then be used to purchase the furnishings, fittings, equipment etc.

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  • Kara Carling5 months ago
    Kara Carling

    Kara Carling

    5 months ago

    Raffle Tickets All monies go to the bereavement suite Tickets cost £1 each, 7 tickets for £5 or 15 tickets for £10 Purchase raffle tickets by selecting ‘Send Money’ on paypal Email address- karadavey@hotmail.com Please choose the ‘Friends & family’ option to avoid paypal taking a fee Enter the correct amount, depending on how any tickets you want Write your name & phone number in the paypal notes box I will send you a photo of ur raffle tickets I'm selling tickets for adult prizes (left in pic) & children's prizes, or have a mixture. Thanks

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Page last updated on: 5/29/2018 4:24 PM

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  • Fiona

    Fiona

    May 12, 2018

    What an amazing thing to be doing, somewhere to create those special memories we get to cherish after such a loss xx

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 5, 2018

    Thinking of you Kara xxx

    £10.00

  • Lara Cooper

    Lara Cooper

    Apr 2, 2018

    Such a worthy cause that will go on to help so many who need. You’re an amazing couple. Love for you both and of course Ollie and Jessica XxX

    £50.00

  • Natasha Smith

    Natasha Smith

    Mar 25, 2018

    Supporting you and in memory of Jessica xxx

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 25, 2018

    What a beautiful response to your loss. I do hope you will succeed and believe in the special value of what you are doing for those who may be in a similar situation

  • Tasha @love_amongst_the_stars

    Tasha @love_amongst_the_stars

    Mar 25, 2018

    What an amazing thing you are doing in memory of Jessica. She will be so proud of you. From a fellow psychologist and bereaved Mum - this donation is in memory of Cosmic Kaspar, xx

    £10.00

  • D jonnes

    D jonnes

    Mar 24, 2018

    £10.00

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