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In memory of Amelia, our daughter who died on the 14th July 2017, we like to send kindness on its merry way, to make people smile, feel noticed, special, cared for and thanked. On the 14th of every month we like to acknowledge a special someone or even a special few. We know there are lots of people out there who deserve a thank you for who they are and what they do in the world. The nurse who looked after your child, the teacher who went the extra mile, your neighbour who always has time for a chat or a friend who needs a smile, we’d love to give something back to these special souls, but we can’t get to them without you!

 

We’d love to hear from you if you know anyone who needs some Kindness.  All you have to do is send us a message and we’ll do the rest!
You can send us a message with details on our Facebook page: Amelia’s Acts of Kindness or Instagram: @amelias_acts_of_kindness Please share far and wide! Thanks so much! Love Zakia & Thorsten Amelia’s Acts of Kindness xx

 

Our unique fingerprint jewellery brings a contemporary elegance to traditional jewellery and can be made from anywhere in the world with our free print kits which can take fingerprints from babies aged 6 months and up.

We can add personal touches such as loved one's handwriting, pet prints such as nose textures & paw pad textures & so much more.  

https://www.angelcasts.co.uk/ 

 

Baby Loss Retreat is a fabulous charity that aims to relieve the emotional and physiological suffering of parents who have suffered during a bereavement following a stillborn or neonatal death. Founded by bereaved parents, in memory of their daughter Erin who was stillborn, the charity aims to give parents a break away from it all, a chance to rest and to talk and to begin the process of healing.

Find out more  https://babylossretreat.org.uk/

 

Balloons provides support for children, young people and their families before an expected death (pre-bereavement) and following the death (postbereavement) of someone significant in their lives. It offers these services to residents of Exeter, Mid, East and West Devon.

Balloons offers the widest range of practical, emotional and social support to children, young people and their families. The charity provides guidance over the phone, a chance to ask questions by email, face-to-face support and an opportunity to meet with others in a similar situation. Balloons can give guidance to professionals and anyone with a role in supporting bereaved children.

The Balloons Grief Support Workers offer support in a number of ways including phone support, face to face support and group events (including a Youth Forum for young people aged 13-17). Balloons also publishes a range of info sheets online including

  • Family activities after the death of a loved one
  • Children’s Understanding of Death and How to Support Them in Their Grief
  • The Funeral

tel: 01392 826065

email: admin@balloonscharity.co.uk 

www.balloonscharity.co.uk

 

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year the charity trains over 6000 professionals, helping them to better understand and meet the needs of grieving families.

The charity produces an extensive range of information sheets including:

  • Explaining miscarriage or stillbirth to young children
  • Returning to work after the death of your baby or child
  • What family and friends can do
  • Helping yourself through grief
  • Building resilience in bereaved children

www.childbereavementuk.org

  One of the saddest things about our work is trying to reflect a life that hasn't yet been or has been cut short. We appreciate how difficult this can be and do everything we possibly can to soften the experience for each client family. We have also created the Journey Bear to provide a special person with company on their final journey

https://www.colourfulcoffins.com/our-designs/child-coffins-designs.htm

 

Established in 1996, Daisy’s Dream is a professional support service for children and families affected by life threatening illness or bereavement. The team supports children across Berkshire and the surrounding areas by offering a flexible service that is tailored to meet the individual needs of each child and their family.

In addition to phone support, events, and home visits the charity has a range of info sheets on topics including:

  • Talking to children about death
  • Helping children to live with the serious illness of someone close to them
  • Explaining to children that someone is going to die
  • When someone you care about has a serious illness
  • Helping children make a memory box or book

www.daisysdream.org.uk

Grieving for a child is an untimely devastation that leaves parents craving an intangible, impossible connection. Heart in their Hand keepsakes are made with this in mind, aiming to keep the thought of your loved one close by in a more physical sense. The bespoke, decorative heart can be placed in the baby's hand whilst the matching keyring is taken home by the parents to keep them close by you. It is a beautiful way to honour a child's memory and carry it with you wherever you go. They could also be a very thoughtful gift to bereaved parents when we lack the words to adequately sum up their pain. Their range is also suitable for siblings or even families and the design can be personalised to make the gift even more unique.


https://www.heartintheirhand.com/

Jessica’s Memory is a beautiful charity creating memorial keepsakes for bereaved parents. It was set up in memory of Jessica, who passed away following complications from cancer treatment. ‘My daughter Jess loved all crafts and her dream was to own a craft shop by the sea. I knew I had to do something and the full wardrobe with all your child’s precious belongings pointed me to creating keepsakes.’ Lisa Judge, Jessica’s mum. Find out more here
The National Bereavement Care Pathway for Pregnancy and Baby Loss seeks to increase the quality of, and reduce the inequity in, the bereavement care provided by healthcare professionals after the loss of a baby or pregnancy at any gestation. Find out more https://nbcpathway.org.uk/

Our Missing Peace is a charity that support bereaved parents in the UK, whether the child was lost through miscarriage, still birth, neonatally, through accident or illness, or as a teenager or adult. The aim of Our Missing Peace is to provide support to bereaved parents all over the world by creating a unifying symbol, signposting service and educating the public about child loss. They are currently campaigning to raise awareness and break the silence around child loss. They have an online directory of UK support resources, in addition to their own work.  www.ourmissingpeace.org

These Precious Little People is a book for children who have been affected by the death of a baby, either during pregnancy or shortly after birth. The book is written by Frankie Brunker, whose daughter Esme was stillborn in 2013.

https://preciouslittlepeople.wixsite.com/preciouslittlepeople

Rory's star is a book you can use to explain to siblings about the death of a baby Andrew's Rainbow Book is aimed at 'Rainbow Babies', children born into a family after the death of a child. www.scottishcotdeathtrust.org/shop

This small charity provides support for children and young people within Hampshire, who have a close relative or friend who has died or is terminally ill.

The charity runs a support line, holds family events and support groups that meet regularly. The charity can also offer support to local schools.

Even if you’re not in the Hampshire area, you can still download a copy of these four Simon Says publications.

  • Pre-Bereavement
  • Bereavement Support
  • Support for Young People
  • Support in Educational Settings

tel: 023 8064 7550 (support line)
email: info@simonsays.org.uk

https://www.simonsays.org.uk/ 

 


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