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What better way to spend a sunny summer afternoon than with Coffee and Cake, and good company?

RMB’s Lichfield Volunteer Photographer Toni Taylor held a fund-raiser this afternoon to jointly benefit RMB and “Snowdrop Babies”, the charity supporting the Snowdrop Suite at Burton upon Trent’s Queen’s Hospital.

Tea, coffee and cake were consumed in abundance, and there was much talk about the valuable work that is being achieved for the benefit of bereaved parents.

Raffle prizes were many and varied, huge thanks to all who contributed and donated. A total in excess of £360 was raised.

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June 1st – 7th is National Volunteers Week

Remember My Baby is entirely run by Volunteers.

From a myriad of different backgrounds, and with a myriad of different experiences between them, we all share a common interest, a common goal, in wanting to provide Remembrance Photography to as many families as we can across the UK.

Be part of something Amazing – start volunteering today!

RMB recently launched a Volunteer Recognition Scheme – we are very proud of our wonderful team!

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In memory of our little boy Corey Leo Richardson

On Saturday 6th May 2017, we held a charity fundraising evening in memory of our little boy Corey Leo at the Shankhouse Club in Cramlington, Northumberland.

We wanted to raise funds for the three amazing charities that have helped us so much. Remember My Baby who digitally retouched my photos of our beautiful boy, 4Louis who provided the memory box to capture all our precious memories and Teardrop which is a bereavement support group in our area.

We had a great night, with around 70 people supporting the event and our sunshine baby Cole did a great job as the bingo caller.

We would like to say a big thank you to the lovely singer Michelle B who kindly donated her fee and entertained us throughout the evening and the following local businesses for the amazing raffle prizes they provided;

Captured Forever Photography ~ At Sister Hair & Beauty ~ Newcastle Racecourse
Newcastle Greyhound Stadium ~ Sunderland Greyhound Stadium ~ Alnwick Castle and Gardens
Kirkley Hall Zoological ~ Gosforth Park Hotel ~ Heighley Gate Garden Centre ~ Lumley Castle
Star Bowl ~ Strike Bowling Concordia ~ LMR Health and Spa ~ Seven Stories
Space to Play Softplay ~ Avon ~ Chocolate for Chocoholics ~ Asda Cramlington

Every one had an amazing night and we raised the fantastic amount of £1200. So that’s a donation of £400 each to these very worthy causes, Remember My Baby, 4Louis and the Teardrop Support Group.

Thank you everyone for your support.

Ailsa and Chris Richardson x

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Saying Good Services being held

Since 2012, over 70 ‘Saying Goodbye’ services have been held across the UK, North America and France, allowing many thousands of people to remember the babies they have lost. The services are completely free to attend, do not need tickets or any advance bookings, and are open to anyone of any faith or no faith.

A Saying Goodbye service takes place today at Winchester Cathedral, Winchester at 10.30am.

Other dates for Saying Goodbye services which will be held around the UK this year can be found by clicking here.

 

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Dwayne’s Team Oliver’s Run

“In memory of Oliver Michael Mark Young for Remember My Baby because they provide smiles in sad situations.”

By Dwayne McKenzie

As a child I always wanted to do something for charity, and as an adult I’m a football coach giving something back, but really wanted to test myself and do something raising money.

Whilst in 2016, I and my wife were excited about expecting the birth of our second child a little girl, very close friends of ours who were also excited about being parents for the first time had just been given the news that their child had Potters Syndrome.

Potter’s Syndrome, is a rare condition that affects the growth of the kidneys. The baby’s kidneys fail to develop properly whilst they are growing inside the womb because the kidneys aren’t able to produce amniotic fluid during the pregnancy which is vital to the development of the baby’s lungs. So the baby’s lungs are very underdeveloped and is unable to breathe outside the womb when it is born. Our friends Jess and Aaron were devastated to receive the news that their baby boy would be born with no kidneys and no bladder.

The worst thing that any human can experience in my eyes is losing a child. You don’t expect to lose your children. It was a long few months for them as they awaited the birth of their baby boy. However the one thing I will never forget is seeing pictures on social media of their little baby boy Oliver. He was perfect in every way. The pictures were amazing, and LOOKED no different to the pictures of any other healthy newborn baby. The couple were understandably heartbroken, but they had pictures of their little boy gifted to them by the registered charity ‘Remember My Baby’ that they will cherish forever and this was priceless.

When Jess and Aaron decided that they would hold a charity fundraiser for baby Oliver, I decided to jump at the chance to raise money for a charity and really wanted to raise such for Remember My Baby. So I posted on social media asking if anyone wanted to join me and four friends said yes without hesitation.

I thought about doing a 5k, then 10k, then decided on an 18k race. A JustGiving page was set up, and regularly shared on local selling pages, community pages , football club pages, basically anywhere where it would raise money and awareness for this fantastic charity.

Then on 6th May 2017, myself , Sarah, Monika, Nicola and Cosima set off. The route started from the Queen Victoria Hospital in Herne Bay to Cliffsend Village Hall in Ramsgate where the charity fundraiser was. Whilst Monika and Sarah went at their own pace, following the route, I steamed ahead with Cosima and Nicola.

Sarah and Monika completed the 11 miles, but I managed to get myself, Nicola and Cosima lost. So we completed 15.5 miles in total along with two dogs. We faced stinging nettles, vegetable patches, busy roads, wooden obstacles and bushes, but it was well worth it.

By the time all the money comes, myself, Sarah, Monika, Nicola and Cosima will have raised a massive total of £1650.25 including the gift aid for Remember My Baby in memory of baby Oliver.

On behalf of myself and my team, it was an honour to have achieved it and play a part in a special day which raised over £6000.00 for charity.

A massive well done to Remember My Baby and all that you do, providing parents with the most precious memories during the saddest of situations.

Dwayne x

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