Did you see Cheshire MP Antoinette Sandbach addressing Parliament this week?  Speaking with tears rolling down her face she recounted the death of her 5 day old son and the lack of support available at this traumatic time. Antoinette and MP Will Quince have opened a debate in parliament requesting the need for Bereavement care services in all Maternity Units. Having both suffered the loss of a child they spoke of their experience. I had an opportunity to read a copy of the debate, Antoinette and Will spoke emotionality to the House of Commons, both having had very different experiences…

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As a blogger I read a lot of blogs to see what people write about, and  have been amazed and inspired by the variety of subjects chosen. The most emotional and heart-rending are the ones relating to the loss of a child. When I met Mary from The Hearty Life  I was privileged to hear her share how she coped with life after the stillbirth of her baby Poppy.  Focusing on family and the roller coaster of parenting their two children, Mary and husband Nathan try to make the most of life whilst forever remembering Poppy.  It was this that…

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Once a month I write about a Charity for a magazine, I thought this one should go on my blog too. Besides raising awareness, one of the best things about writing a Charity spot for me is meeting the people. At Child Bereavement Uk I met some lovely warm & welcoming professionals ready to open their doors to support bereaved children & their families. When a child experiences the death of someone important to them lives can be shattered. The new centre at Runcorn offers free support & information to bereaved children, young people (aged 0-25) and their families within…

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Is there anything worse for a parent than the death of a child. I have seen first hand the struggle of a parent to cope after such tragedy, my husband’s daughter died in a road accident in 1993. Finding a way to carry on while grieving shows itself in different ways, for my husband it was a change of career, he took his experience and turned it into a positive and now works with bereaved families as a Counsellor. When Kerry and Ivan Mornington lost their 5 year old daughter Violet to the condition HLH they wanted to turn their…

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