To mark Baby Loss Awareness Week last year, I partnered with the charity Tommy's and best-selling author Elle Wright (otherwise known as Feathering the Empty Nest) to put together a thoughtful gift box to support loved ones going through baby loss. £1 from each box goes to Tommy's to help fund their continued research in to baby loss.
This year, I'm pleased to say 100% of profits from every single Baby Loss Box sold during Baby Loss Awareness Week (9th-15th of October) will go straight to Tommy's. I hope to help the charity raise funds towards their support services, as well as their research.
Sadly, the truth is that we have all experienced baby loss ourselves or we know someone who has. Sometimes it's difficult to know how to support someone we love going through such a devastating loss, especially this year when we're unable to be there to hold their hand.
The Baby Loss Box has been thoughtfully put together so you can let someone know you're thinking of them and sending all your love. Our gift options include The Sunday Times bestseller Ask Me His Name
, a moving account of Elle’s pregnancy, her son Teddy’s life and what happens when a mother leaves hospital with empty arms and Eucalyptus Rosemary Bath Salts, an organic soothing bath salt blend to help relieve aches and pains after miscarriage or termination. We also include a beautiful Fig & Vetiver soy wax candle, some comforting tea and sunflower seeds, to be planted in loving memory of the baby who has left us too early. Every product has been carefully chosen for its calming and soothing benefit.
In the UK, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in baby loss. Tommy’s funds pioneering medical research to discover the causes of pregnancy complications and baby loss, to help prevent miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. They help women at every stage of their pregnancy journey, supporting them with expert information and care. Tommy’s goal is to halve the number of babies who die during pregnancy or birth by 2030 and make the UK the safest place in the world to give birth.
Baby Loss Awareness Week
is a chance for all of to talk more openly about loss, to remember the babies who are not here with us today and to learn how we can support mothers going through loss during Covid, which is already such an isolating time for so many. This year the campaign ends with the global “Wave of Light”, an opportunity for bereaved parents, families and friends around the globe to remember all the babies who have died too soon, by lighting a candle at 7pm on 15th October.
The Baby Loss Box is available to send as a gift here. Throughout the year, £1 from each box goes to supporting Tommy's research and support services for baby loss.