Some very dear friends of mine have set up a non-profit organisation to help support parents who have lost their baby or a child. Maybe you can help them too? They are in need of knitted items, wool or donations to the auction, you will find their details at the bottom of this post.
‘Upon Butterfly Wings’ is a not-for-profit organisation based in London in the UK which is made up completely of volunteers and which is in memory of the founders son Bobby and his very special Angel friends.
UBW provide support to parents who have lost their baby or child in two ways …
• by donating Knitted, Crochet and Sewn blankets, teddies, burial clothing and lots more to hospitals and funeral homes for parents who suffer the heartbreak of losing a baby through miscarriage, pregnancy loss, stillbirth and infant death. By doing so, we hope to help raise awareness to health authorities and the general public about these much-needed basics. It is alarming to know that many hospitals throughout the UK simply do not have the resources to dress or wrap babies who are born too soon and that many parents are left with no choice but to shop around for suitable burial clothing for their older baby.
• by donating Memory Boxes, to families who have sadly lost their loved one from pregnancy all the way through to their teenager years. By doing so we hope to help parents, who may not know where to begin when it comes to starting or continuing their own memory keepsake whether they have weeks, months or years worth of memories to treasure.
Donations for the ‘Knitted Wings’ and ‘Butterfly Boxes’ Project pages are alwyas welcome and patterns for what is required, can be found on the website www.uponbutterflywings.org
If you or someone you know would find comfort in one of our memory boxes or if you would like to speak to us about UBW in general, please email us direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
UBW can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.