The Lily Mae Foundation was chosen to receive the donation by Howdens Warwick through Jack Taylor (Branch Manager) and father to Oscar, who was sadly stillborn in 2016. The donation was sanctioned by Jack's regional manager, Tim Mason, and it will be used in four ways:
1. To provide Memory Boxes to Bereaved Parents.
2. Charities One to One Bereavement Support Service.
3. Support for Bereaved Dads and Grandads through the Still Parents Podcast.
4. Support for Siblings who have lost a baby brother or sister.
Charity founders Amy and Ryan Jackson said: “Thanks to the generous donation from Howdens, we will be able to grow and sustain our baby loss support services. We are sure that Oscar will be extremely proud of his daddy for securing the donation to help many Bereaved Parents and their Families in their time of need."
Jack said, “Oscar is never far from our thoughts and is always in our hearts. Supporting The Lily Mae Foundation through Howdens in his name leaves a little legacy to help them to support other bereaved parents as they have supported us. The Foundation is proof that there is amazing support out there if you can be strong enough to look for it. Not being able to celebrate Oscar’s birthday with him or watching him grow up will always leave us with a huge feeling of loss. But we hope that by helping The Lily Mae Foundation in his name he will continue to live on through others.”
The Charity has specialised bereavement support workers enabling parents and their families who are suffering with grief following the loss of their precious baby to access tailored support to meet their needs.