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.

After Anabelle - Raising Rainbows
Heartbreak. Joy. Death. Life. But most of all Love.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Fundraising

Just over a week ago we sent out our fundraising letters for Anabelle’s Angel Day. Already I am overwhelmed and encouraged by a fantastic response. I’m so excited that people are getting on board and supporting us.http://www.justgiving.com/anabelles-angel-day

Just this week alone we’ve received £15 giftcard from Peacocks, a meal for two at the Toby Carvery, a meal for two at the Parkway Hotel, 2 tickets for 2 hours of laser tag games at Taskforce, a family ticket into Techniquest and a whole load of bags, clothes and hats from Animal!  Add this to the afternoon tea for two at the Hilton, Sunday lunch for four at the Holiday Inn and dinner, bed and breakfast for two at the Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel that we had previously received and we’re well away already with raffle prizes.

Additionally this week, Glitterbugs (a children’s hair and party salon) has been in contact and want to join the day by providing facepainting and sparkly tattoos for children!

When we first started planning Anabelle’s Angel Day I’m not sure what sort of response I expected. But I’m truly amazed and ever so grateful for all that is being donated our way to support our fundraising and make Anabelle’s day truly memorable and successful.

Today, Sands have released a statement regarding their work with stillbirths worldwide. Reading the worldwide figures made me sick to my stomach and has made me more determined than ever that my little bit of fundraising make even the smallest of difference to the awareness and funds that need to be raised.


Each day in the UK alone 17 babies die as a result of stillbirth or neonatal death. Shockingly worldwide figures, for each day reach 8700 babies.  It is estimated that each year, across our world 3.2million babies are stillborn.

I despair that 3.2million babies are dying every year across the globe but that stillbirth continues to be a silent issue. I despair that in 2010 my own daughter was just one of these babies in this astronomical statistic. 

Do these lives not matter?  Why is there next to no awareness? Why is there shoddy reporting after a celebrities loss? Many of these babies die unnecessarily so what makes other research more of a priority than this one?

Please do not be fooled into thinking that this is mainly a horrible thing that happens in the third world. Remember that 6500 of those deaths are right here in the UK every year. 3.2million includes babies across America, Europe, Austrailia and the rest of the developed world with our outstanding and available medical care. This is worldwide, developed and underdeveloped alike.

Stillbirth needs to be higher on our own governments agenda. Sands needs support to make this happen whether it be through raising awareness or fundraising for research.  Please visit the Sands websites today and see how you could help. http://www.why17.org/

And so I implore you to pledge your support to Sands, remember Anabelle and all angel babies and make people take notice. 

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