For the past year, I’ve been involved in creating a baby memorial garden not far from where I live in West Yorkshire. It’s been slow but steady progress mainly consisting of a lot of digging! Although we’re putting in the leg and arm work ourselves, we’re now at the stage where we need to raise some money for plants and other materials. Unfortunately, COVID and lockdown scuppered our fundraising plans for the year!
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that for Skye’s birthday, I created a memory stick for each of the babies featured on the podcast and hung them in a tree in Yorkshire. This was a one-off project, but I really enjoyed creating the sticks and engraving baby’s names and other messages.
So, I will be doing some more! But this time, I’d really like to personalise them for parents so you can choose what you want on your memory stick and can choose to hang it in your garden or house or somewhere else special to you.
The memory sticks are made from completely natural materials and can be varnished or unvarnished. They can be engraved with your baby’s name and either a birth date or a short message on the back. For those who have not named their babies, I can do an alternative message, e.g. “Josie and Jim’s babies”, “children in the stars” or similar.
If you’d like buy one for yourself or for a friend, you can email me at alison [@] footprintsonourhearts.com or message me on Instagram. The name sticks will cost £8 including UK postage and all the money other than postage costs will be used to buy plants and materials to make the garden beautiful and give a special place for bereaved parents in Bradford.
I’ll be doing these on top of my normal work and podcasting so I can’t guarantee next day delivery but I’ll try to get them shipped within a week.
Thank you so much for your support!