Our next event:
Join The Lily Mae Foundation in running The Dorridge Fun Run on Sunday June 16th 2013 and raise much needed funds.
The Lily Mae Foundation was set up in July 2010 in memory of a very special little girl. It was formed to create a lasting legacy to not only Lily Mae's parents and family, but also to many others who were not fortunate enough to meet her.
The National Charity SANDS report that today, 17 babies will die; all the tragic victims of stillbirth or neonatal death. This statistic is showing no signs of decreasing and for every stillborn or neonatal death there is a family that is devastated following the loss of their baby.
This shocking statistic, the loss of 6,500 babies every year, is something the public is not generally aware of. Most people think stillbirths don’t happen in the 21st century. Stillbirth and Neonatal Death are taboo subjects, yet stillbirth in the UK is 10 times more common than cot death.
The Lily Mae Foundation is determined to change public perception of Stillbirth and Neonatal Death. Despite its frequency, there is little public perception of the frequency of Stillbirth and Neonatal Death. There has also historically been a lack of funding for research into Stillbirth and Neonatal Death.
Donations to The Lily Mae Foundation will be used to help and support Parents and Families that have been affected by the death of a baby. The Lily Mae Foundation aims to help change public perception of Stillbirth and Neonatal Death.
The Charitable Objects that The Lily Mae Foundation will follow are:
1. To promote and protect the psychological, emotional and physical health and well-being of parents, their families and friends when a baby dies in the uterus, or at birth or soon after birth, by:
a) Supporting and providing information to bereaved parents, their families and friends.
b) Working collaboratively to improve and enhance professional practice with health and social care professionals for the benefit of bereaved parents and their families.
2. To promote and assist in research and the implementation of best practice to identify the causes and help reduce the incidence of the death of a baby in the uterus, at birth or soon after birth.
3. To make donations to other charitable organisations having similar objects as the charity that the trustees shall at their discretion deem suitable.
4. To make donations to other charitable children’s organisations that the trustees shall, at their discretion deem suitable.
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How to Donate:
text LILY10 to 70070
with value of:
£1, £2, £3, £4, £5, or £10