When we left the hospital following the birth of Lily Mae we left with nothing but a broken heart and our small, but precious memories. That is why we have chosen to fund Memory Boxes as our priority.
Gaining charity status has enabled us to set out our aims and objectives for the future but more importantly it has allowed us to determine exactly what the money we raise is used for. Since April 2013 we have provided 700 memory boxes to Heartlands hospital in Birmingham, Good Hope Hospital Sutton Coldfield, UHCW (University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire), Warwick Hospital, Warwickshire and The Royal Victoria in Belfast and Daisy Hill Hospital in Northern Ireland. These Memory boxes provide much needed support for bereaved parents. They allow the parents to collect memories and precious items and store them. As a parent you want to protect your child; when you lose a child, you want and need to protect their memory.
By providing parents with a starting point and ideas we will hopefully make the hard task of memory making that bit easier and give them something beautiful to look back on and remember their child by. Seeing Lily’s memory box recently made me think of how important the memory box is but is also made me realise that I wanted her short life to be more than just a memory box, I wanted it to be a lasting legacy to both her and other angel babies, for this I want her name to live on in both our charity work and through the support we provide to parents.
Thank you once again for supporting us, without you we would not be able to make Lily’s legacy live on.
Amy Jackson (Lily Mae’s Mummy)