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Fundraising in memory of our daughter Isabelle by Annette

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] for assistance.

#remembrance #photography #stillbirth #babyloss#makingadifference


The Wave of Light on 15th October 2017

Each year between 9th – 15th October, Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place whereby parents, their families and friends acknowledge and remember their precious babies who have passed away.

Baby Loss Awareness Week also provides a chance for people to talk openly about the subject of baby loss, which sadly in today’s society is still seen as a taboo topic of conversation.

It is also an opportunity to help raise awareness of the emotional impact of pregnancy and baby loss, and the scale of the tragedy, which sadly affects up to one in five families in the UK.

The Wave of Light is the culmination of a week of remembering and commemorating our lost little ones at 7.00pm on the 15th October creating a wave of light that travels across the world.

Wherever you are, please join us at 7.00pm on 15th October and light a candle in memory of babies all over the world who have passed away.

Thank you.


Introducing our new Fundraising Coordinator

We are pleased to announce that we have a new member who has joined the RMB volunteer team. Please welcome Helen Sawyer who is our new Fundraising Coordinator.

Helen is married, lives in Liverpool, works as a Finance Director, and is also mother of 3 children, Jack, Mia and Evie. Mia is an angel baby.

Helen first encountered RMB when Mia passed in September 2014, barely four weeks after the charity was founded.

She has fundraised passionately ever since and has been keen to get further involved in the work that our charity does.

Helen can be contacted via [email protected].

Below is a photo of baby Mia.


Services of Remembrance

Many hospitals that we visit hold services, usually annually, to remember lost babies. Your local hospital may do this, and the Bereavement Midwife and/or the Hospital Chaplain would be able to tell you if and when one is being held.

Many thanks to Jill O’Brien for advising us of this one:

Sunday 1st October 2017 at 7.00pm.

Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley
‘So Briefly Known’
The RAH Hospital Chapel,

This will be a short service of hope and comfort for those who have been affected by a pregnancy loss, stillbirth or neonatal death.

All families, friends and staff are welcome to attend.

#remembrance #photography #stillbirth #babyloss


Kind words from parents Heather and Callum Duncan

We were very pleased to receive this wonderful message from one of our RMB families in Scotland yesterday:

“2 years ago today we were devastated when we lost our twin boys, Ben and Sam Duncan. Thankfully we have the memories of our boys with the photographs that were taken by Remember My Baby, and when we got married in December we decided that instead of favours we would make a donation for memory sticks so that other families can have the same beautiful memories we were given.

We were also blessed to welcome our rainbow 🌈 baby Josh on the 26th February 2017 and although he completes our world we will never ever forget his two big brothers watching over him from heaven 💙💙👼🏻👼🏻.

Thank you for the wonderful work your volunteers do xx

Heather and Callum Duncan”

Our hearts break every day for the families we meet, and we are so pleased to hear of Rainbow babies arriving safely into this world, knowing that they will, in time, be able to understand that they had siblings and see beautiful images of those siblings.

Thank you to Heather and Callum for such a lovely gesture on the day of their wedding, to honour their boys in such a way.

Congratulations on the safe arrival of Josh.

And thank you to Tracy Byrne, the Volunteer Photographer who met Sam and Ben and captured precious images for them to be remembered by 💙💙📷

#remembrance #photography #twins #stillborn #babyloss #makingadifference #volunteers

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