Forget-Me-Not Memorial Service 2023
On October 14th 2023, we held our annual Forget-Me-Not memorial Service at Pitsea Crematorium. Everyone was welcome to join us, including all friends, family and children. Each year will have volunteers, in which you are welcome to contact us, if you would like to read a poem, say a reading and or suggest memorable songs to be played. The Dove Release was held in the garden after the service which is always incredibly heart felt to see these wonderful doves released back home.
It was a genuinely beautiful day although we grieve our babies, the support from all that attend creates a wave of love and hope.
We would like to thank you all for your continuous support through messages, awareness and donations, as it is this that allows us to continue to hold these events and provide as many resources as possible to those in need.
Please see our gallery for photos from the service!
Our brave Lauren Robertson- Bourke made the jump look easy, your kindness and support is simply amazing Lolly.
On March 11th, one of our Forget-Me-Not
members, Lauren, did a 15,000ft Tandem Skydive
at the North London Skydiving Centre to raise
money for our charity. The Fundraiser ended at £1,020.
Click the link below the photo to see the full video!
Our support group meetings are held at Manor Mission Church, Laindon, SS15 6PA fortnightly on a Wednesday from 7pm-9pm. All are welcome for a friendly chat or even to sit in silence and listen to others who have been through the same experience. We serve refreshments and there is plenty of free parking.
Please join us on the following upcoming dates:-
Weds 31st January 2024.
Weds 21st February 2024.
Weds 6th March 2024.
Weds 20th March 2024.
New Family Support Room at Basildon Hospital
In addition to the baby bereavement suite which is currently at Basildon Hospital, there will now also be a new private support room available to grieving families. Thanks to the continuous support and donations, this new support room will be a comfortable space, consisting of a nice seating area and coffee-making facilities, where those affected by baby loss can seek advice and get long-awaited results from midwives and the bereavement team.
Charity Curry Night Success
Our charity curry night was a huge success. Hayley Kelly, who helped to organise the event, said: 'Over 100 people came together to eat, drink and party the night away- and what an amazing night was had by all! We have collectively raised a staggering £2735 which will be going to the Forget-Me-Not Baby Loss Support Group for their next project of a support room at Basildon Hospital. We can't thank Adam and his team at Basil Spice Restaurant enough. Thank-you for all your amazing support, donations and love.'
Please see our gallery for more photos of the night!