Thank you for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page. Mike is taking part in the Great North Swim In Lake Windermere on 24th June to raise money for Aching Arms in memory of Erin, who passed away aged 22 days on 1st December 2011. Erin had Turner Syndrome and was born with a congenital heart defect.
Aching Arms is a wonderful charity run by bereaved mothers to bring comfort to other bereaved parents. In some ways the idea of giving a bear to a bereaved mother to ease their aching arms seems simple, but the emotion and meaning behind it makes it so much more than that. You can read about how much the bear given to Erin's parents by Aching Arms means to them by visiting their blog http://erinsgift.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/today-i-got-received-some-comfort.html. For every £10 that is raised an Erin bear will be donated to help give comfort to another bereaved parent.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
So please dig deep and donate what you can. Thank you x