We hear from one of RMB’s families who have raised funds for us in memory of their daughter Isabelle. Annette wasn’t a runner by any means but committed to a 5k and a target – read on about her success and the final amazing total!
“I gave birth to my angel baby Isabelle on the 13th February 2016. It was the worse pain I have ever felt. Even now writing her name, tears are streaming down my face. After giving birth a midwife told us about Remember My Baby and the professional photos they provide. At first I wasn’t so sure, I thought it would be weird to take pictures of her but I’m so glad we got them.
Cheryl from Remember My Baby came to the hospital and she was so kind and professional. She took some lovely pictures some including my 3 year old daughter. After leaving the hospital I was determined to keep Isabelle’s memory alive. My dad helped me plant some flowers in a corner of our garden and we call it Isabelle’s garden. I got pictures printed and put a big one up of her in our living room. We see her everyday in our house and my little girl always talks about her sister.
Anything I did never seemed enough, we would never be able to hold her, hear her laugh, cry or see her take her first steps. All I could do was remember her the way she was born, peaceful and beautiful.
I wanted to do something positive in her memory and that’s when I thought about fundraising for Remember My Baby. So I signed up to a 5k run and started training, I have never been very good at running so I was excited to challenge myself. I advertised on Facebook and my husband sent a lot of emails out to friends and colleagues. It was overwhelming to see all the donations coming in, in less than 24 hours we had surpassed the target of £675. Now the total exceeds £2300.
On the day of the run I was a bit nervous and emotional, I ran with my brother and a friend and had other family cheering us on as we ran around. We ran it in 39 minutes, I hope to keep it up and try a 10k next. It felt amazing to do such a wonderful thing in Isabelle’s name and I’m glad that this money will go on to provide beautiful photos for other families.
I am so grateful to Remember my Baby for providing me with long lasting memories.”
Wow! Well done to Annette and her brother and friend! We are so grateful to receive both positive feedback and also such a generous gesture and total amount raised. Amazing!
If you are interested in following Annette’s example, please email [email protected].org.uk for assistance.
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