Our beautiful baby daughter Anabelle was born sleeping June 2010.
Blessed with the screaming arrivals of our gorgeous rainbow sons,
Alexander October 2011, Zachary November 2013 and Lucas July 2016.

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Saturday, 4 December 2010

Anabelle's Angel Day

Last night I spent the evening with a friend and we started planning Anabelle’s Angel Day. The fundraising event  will; raise awareness of stillbirth and break the silence surrounding it, raise money for Sands, supporting their Why 17? Campaign. (www.why17.org), and most of all will mark our daughters 1st birthday. Anabelle’s birthday is still 6 and a half months away, but this occasion is going to take some planning.
I cannot and would not let Anabelle’s birthday ever pass without acknowledgement. As with Christmas, whether she is here or not it will be her 1st birthday, the 21st June will always be her birthday. It’s important. As bittersweet as it is, we have to celebrate our daughter’s short life and the day we met her.
And so on the 17th and 18th June 2011 we are organising birthday memory occasions, honouring not only Anabelle, but the 16 other babies that were born sleeping on the same day as her, the 119 babies the same week, the 510 babies in June 2010, the 6500 babies this year. Remembering all angel babies. Raising awareness for all angel babies.
We’re aiming high, we have a big target. After yesterday I believe we can meet it. Within half hour of our Justgiving page being opened 3 generous beautiful people had donated £40 into our target.
We’re going to organise a “17 themed” sponsored walk on the 17th, and then on the 18th we’re searching for a function room, to hold our fete; with stalls, activities, raffles. We’re going to bombard companies, small local business’, everyone we know for their support, input and donations. The worst after all they can say is no, but even if they do say no we’ll have succeeded in making them think of angel babies, even if for a moment.
Today I feel a fire about it, we’re on a roll after our brainstorming evening. I want to and I’m determined to make a difference.
I want Anabelle to have cakes and candles, even if it is just for her memory. I want Anabelle to have a big day. I want all angel babies to be acknowledged.


Caz said...

Date of fete has changed to 25th June.

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