Bedtime is fun and relaxing, it’s the calm at the end of a busy day.
When you put your little one down to sleep and sing them their lullaby you NEVER expect it to be their last and for them never to wake up again!
Unfortunately, each year for about 300 or so parents, in the UK alone, this nightmare turns to reality, like it did for fellow blogger Jennie and her family on the 2nd of February 2013.
Jennie (who blogs at Edspire.co.uk) lost her 9 month old gorgeous baby girl Matilda Mae. Baby Tilda was just 5 weeks older than my youngest and I followed her progress since I heard she was on the way. It was devastating to hear of her death and each day I hold my little ones just a bit tighter and a little longer, saying a prayer for Matilda Mae too.
The Lullaby trust, formerly FSID, is there for the families to support them through their tragic loss and darkest hours, as well as promote safer sleeping for babies and fund research in SIDS.
It costs £550 to train bereaved parents to later be able to support other parents who sadly follow in their path. I know Jennie's blog is already providing support for some. Therefore I'd like to raise money to help train 9 parents- One for each month of Matilda Mae's love-filled little life- who will be there to hold up others facing such loss.
Things I am doing to raise this money:
- Loosing 18kg / 2 (UK) stones / 28 lb in just 11 weeks... A grueling bootcamp
- jumping from a plane, despite being petrified of heights
- walking a mile in the memory of Matilda Mae
- and several other smaller and bigger challenges.
I am dedicating my fundraising efforts to Matilda Mae and all the babies who fell asleep and never woke up. Sleep tight little angels and blow some kisses and happiness to your families and friends missing you!
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