Holly Hawkesford

Jasper's Rainbow: Sands

Fundraising for Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity
raised of £1,000 target
by 388 supporters
In memory of Jasper Hawkesford
Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity

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RCN 299679 & SC042789
We provide support services and work to reduce the number of baby deaths


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 in our lives we are receiving help from Sands (stillbirth and neonatal society). They provide memory boxes for families following stiillbirths and neonatal deaths, practical information in the form of leaflets regarding telling children, support for fathers, employment entitlements etc. They also have a website offering befrienders and a forum enabling people like us to share with others who have been through something similar. They also conduct vital research into stillbirth and neonatal deaths with the aim of preventing uneccessary deaths and many other valuable services.

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

Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 299679 & SC042789
Sands supports anyone affected by the death of a baby, works in partnership with health professionals to try to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care and funds research that could help to reduce the numbers of babies dying and families devastated by this tragedy.

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