Holly Hawkesford

Jasper's Rainbow: Edward's Trust

Fundraising for Edward's Trust
raised of £2,000 target
by 376 supporters
In memory of Jasper Hawkesford
Edward's Trust

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RCN 1105370
We provide bereavement support to parents & children in the West Midlands


My second child, Jasper Eric Hawkesford was born on 16th July 2014 at Warwick hospital, weighing 8lb 2oz. Sadly, mine and Jon's beautiful little boy and Tessy's perfect baby brother was only to live for seven hours. We were unaware at the time, but Jasper had internal abnormalities that caused him to have extremely underdeveloped lungs. He could never have survived.

In the aftermath of this terribly hard time we are receiving help from Edward's Trust. They are a charity based in Birmingham.  This charity was set up in 1989 by parents of a boy named Edward Dent who died aged 7 years. Edward's Trust support children and families during serious illness and bereavement. Jon, Tessy and myself have accessed their excellent counselling services and know first hand the incredible work they do.                        

We plan to organise and take part in several fundraising events over the coming months and years in memory of Jasper and in order to raise money for Edward's Trust as without them and our incredible friends and family this experience would feel impossible to get through. Please help us support them if you can and enable something good to come from this experience.


Lastly, Why Jasper's Rainbow? There were an unusual amount of rainbows in England during the summer of 2014. The first of which shone spectacularly directly over Warwick hospital during the brief time that Jasper was in the world. He is our rainbow: here fleetingly, filling the world with his wonder.

Holly Jon and Tessy Hawkesford xxxx

About the charity

Edward's Trust

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RCN 1105370
Edward’s Trust offer a holistic approach to supporting people through bereavement and loss. We offer counselling, support groups, play therapy, wellbeing therapy and social events and also resources and training for those supporting people in their grief journey. www.edwardstrust.org.uk

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