Sky High: Fundraising Event for Grimsby Gynaecological Ward to Buy Memory Boxes For Bereaved Parents

A young mother from Grimsby who delivered a sleeping baby is organising a fundraising helium balloon release to raise money for the Laurel Ward at Grimsby’s Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, to buy Memory Boxes for bereaved parents.

Following the loss of her baby boy, four months into her pregnancy in 2014, 20-year-old Uniformed Services student and mother of one, Amy Brown, received a memory box from the Laurel Ward. The boxes are created by UK based Charity 4Louis and cost £30. Each box contains two teddies, a candle, an acknowledgement of life and a postcard to heaven among other things. The memory box was a real comfort to Amy and her family as they tried to come to terms with their loss, so much so that she wants to raise money to ensure that other families who experience something similar can receive a memory box also.

The mass balloon release ‘Sky High’, will take place at the Linden Homes Club, Grimsby, on Wednesday 7th December 2016 from 6pm until 9pm. In exchange for a £1.50 donation, attendees will be given a balloon with a tag which they can write a message on, and then release. The event is open to everyone and will give families the opportunity to commemorate a child who has been lost during pregnancy or infancy. There will be stalls, a raffle and name card. Entry on the door is £3.

You can also make a donation by visiting Amy’s JustGiving page. She has an online target of £250, enough to buy 8 Memory Boxes, let’s help her surpass this target!