Thursday, 19 August 2010

wow, this is amazing.

A charity has donated keepsake boxes to the maternity unit at a Tyneside hospital in the hope it will help comfort bereaved parents.

The "sweet dreams" handmade boxes include clay impressions of the baby's hands and feet, a candle and teddies.

Kirsty McGurrell, 22, from Houghton-le-Spring, set up the charity, "4Louis", in memory of her stillborn son.

She helps bereaved parents donate boxes to hospitals across the north east of England and North Yorkshire.

There aren't any boxes at the RVI or Rake Lane which are the two hospitals I was at. I might have to get in touch and see about changing that.

The charity's website is here.


Helen said...

Thank you for the link b. I shed a little tear reading her story nad made a little contribution. It's incredible that she has the strength to do this for others. Very moving.

Miss Ruby said...

It's a fantastic's something extremely similar on this link here B...


R. said...

What a great idea.

B said...

thanks for making a donation helen!

miss r, i know there are various schemes like this, but this is the only one i've ever seen round here. i'm glad there are more of them all the time.

R., it is isn't it?