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HMS Ledbury Row the Gulf page in memory of Harry

Fundraising for Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity

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  • In memory of: Harry Beale
  • Event: Row the Gulf, 14 Mar 2019 to 15 Mar 2019

Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity

We provide support services and work to reduce the number of baby deaths

Charity Registration No. 299679 & SC042789

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The Crew of HMS Ledbury will Row the entire Gulf using 5 rowing machines combining each distance. A minimum of 650nm is the goal in 24 hours. 

My wife and I lost our son Harry after 22 weeks due to a condition called hydrops fetalis which sadly for us was incurable. Harry was born on 7th March 2015 and shortly died in our arms after. Whilst we were in hospital we were provided with a sands memory box which enabled us to create and keep precious memories. This provided us with much comfort as we left the hospital heartbroken with empty arms. 

This is just one of the ways sands support parents going through this tragic time. Loosing a baby at any stage affects millions of people every year and so providing funds to Sands will help those who require bereavement support as well as promote research in antenatal practice that could help to reduce the loss of babies' lives. 

Baby loss can happen at any stage of pregnancy and each family has its own story and pressures that come with it. Funding this charity means supporting health professionals to improve the quality of care and services provided to bereaved parents and their families as it did for us.

 

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