Georgina Peden

Cuddle Blanket Fund - Funding Complete!!! Please do not select this fund :)

Fundraising for Dumfries & Galloway Health Board Endowment Fund
£4,906
raised of £4,500 target
Donations cannot currently be made to this page
Raising money to fund a Cuddle Blanket, 2 November 2023
We fund relevant service development to improve the lives of our community

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What is a Cuddle Blanket?

Thanks to the brilliant work of charity’s such as Sands who have been moving mountains over the last few years, huge leaps have been made in raising awareness of miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss while removing the stigma of talking about such heart breaking losses. As such many people will already be aware of the term ‘Cuddle Cot’ which is a piece of equipment that helps preserve a baby’s condition, appearance and dignity thus allowing a family to spend as much time as possible with them at a time when every single moment counts.

Sadly older children die too, but thankfully a similar piece of equipment exists. A Cuddle Blanket is set up slightly differently to a Cuddle Cot, being a larger piece of equipment, it is suitable for children from 18months up to adulthood. It can be set up in a very discreet way allowing a family to spend precious time with their child in a comfortable, peaceful environment such as their own bedroom, in their own bed.

Giving the gift of time.

It is phenomenal to know that over 90 percent of hospitals, maternity and birthing units across the United Kingdom have at least one Cuddle Cot available should the need arise. I am saddened that I have been unable to find a statistic on how many Cuddle Blankets might be available. Donating today, no matter how small, will help us reach our target of £5500 to allow us to gift a Cuddle Blanket to the Dumfries and Galloway Paediatric Team who through dedication and hard work, already have a designated bereavement team set up and ready to coordinate and mobilise the blanket as necessary. Having this special piece of equipment available in the region will give the gift of time to any family who find themselves in the heart breaking position of needing it. Time where their child, once passed would not have to be taken immediately to a morgue or funeral home but instead could stay in a hospital ward or even at home allowing the family to move things forward in their own time, at their own pace.

About the charity

Dumfries and Galloway Health Board Endowment Fund raises funds to make a real difference to patient care in our hospitals and community. With your help, we are able to help give all of our patients, their families and carers and staff the support they need at a time of personal crisis.

Donation summary

Total raised
£4,905.75
+ £915.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£4,580.75
Offline donations
£325.00

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