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SUPPORT TIGERLILY TRUST AT KENDAL ASDA

Posted 5/1/2017

When you do your shopping at Kendal Asda - Tigerlily Trust has been accepted as part of their green token scheme, so if you chose to give us your green tokens when you shop we will be in the running for some funding! There is no minimum spend, just ask for your tokens and pop them in the Tigerlily Trust collection point in the store foyer, we're the yellow shoot. Winner = £500 2nd and 3rd = £200 so it would help us to give more Remembrance Boxes and Miscarriage Care packages to our hospitals. Please help us by sharing our post on Facebook and telling your family and friends, it would help us hugely to win this to help us continue the work we do supporting bereaved families after the death of their beloved baby or child. Thank you everyone, we are nominated through to July - please share share share! Huge thanks, Val x x x

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Latest Update On Lancaster Support Group Meeting

Posted 4/23/2017

 Lune Park Children's Centre, Owen Road, Lancaster. LA1 2LN

We are very pleased to say that we have secured our new venue for the Lancaster Support Group Meeting for bereaved parents who have suffered the loss of their baby or child - the meeting is at Lune Park Children's Centre on 2nd Friday each month 2-3.30pm. We still need to sign in at the reception desk. There is free parking. This building is in Rylands Park and is accessed via Owen Road. Further dates are as follows, 2nd Friday in each month -

          12th May - newly bereaved meeting (last 3yrs)

          9th June - open to all bereaved parents

          14th July - newly bereaved meeting (last 3yrs)

          11th August - newly bereaved meeting (last 3yrs)

          8th September - open to all bereaved parents

          13th October - newly bereaved (last 3yrs)

          10th November  - newly bereaved (last 3yrs)

          8th December - open to all bereaved parents

Look forward to connecting with you there, if you have any questions please contact Val either via the Tigerlily Trust Facebook page or email enquiries@tigerlilytrust.co.uk  Many thanks, Val x

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Lancaster Support Group Meeting For Bereaved Parents

Posted 4/18/2017

Lune Park Children's Centre, Owen Road, Lancaster. LA1 2LN

We are very pleased to say that we have secured our new venue for the Lancaster Support Group Meeting for bereaved parents who have suffered the loss of their baby or child - the next meeting is at Lune Park Children's Centre on Friday 21st April 1-3pm. We still need to sign in at the reception desk. There is free parking. This building is in Rylands Park and is accessed via Owen Road. Further dates are as follows, 2nd Friday in each month -

          12th May - newly bereaved meeting (last 3yrs)

          9th June - open to all bereaved parents

          14th July - newly bereaved meeting (last 3yrs)

          11th August - newly bereaved meeting (last 3yrs)

          8th September - open to all bereaved parents

          13th October - newly bereaved (last 3yrs)

          10th November  - newly bereaved (last 3yrs)

          8th December - open to all bereaved parents

Look forward to connecting with you there, if you have any questions please contact Val either via the Tigerlily Trust Facebook page or email enquiries@tigerlilytrust.co.uk  Many thanks, Val x

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New Temporary Venue For Lancaster Support Group Meeting

Posted 2/17/2017

Next months meeting will be held at Lune Park Children's Centre on Friday 10th March 2-3.30pm in meeting room 1. We still need to sign in at the reception desk but then the meeting room is upstairs in a quiet part of the building. There is free parking. This may just be a temporary venue as they cannot take any bookings after March as yet. We are still looking at other potential venues. This building is in Rylands Park and is accessed via Owen Road. Look forward to connecting with you there, Val x

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Changes to Lancaster Support Group Meeting

Posted 2/2/2017

Sadly, due to closure we will be holding our last Support Group Meeting at Firbank Children's Centre, Lancaster on Thursday 16th February rather than Friday. Usual time 2-3.30pm. We are searching for a new venue and will keep you informed of any developments. We wish to say a huge thank you to the team at Firbank who have looked after us so well, and wish them every success in the future. Many thanks, Val x x x

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Support Groups

Posted 1/2/2017

Wherever you are on your journey through grief there are warm hugs and support here for you.

 "I felt like I was the only person in the world who had a baby that had died." Mother.

If you would like to meet other bereaved parents in your local area there are groups in Lancaster, Barrow-in-Furness and Kendal.

We are very pleased to be offering support meetings once a month for bereaved parents. If you have lost your precious baby or child you are very welcome to come along and have a safe, compassionate and understanding place to share with other bereaved parents. We create a gentle and nurturing space where we will 'hold the space' for you to be able to share and connect if you wish to, or simply be, if that's what will serve you best. 

If you require any further information or would simply like to ask something to help you feel more comfortable to attend, please email Val at enquiries@tigerlilytrust.co.uk

I look forward to connecting with you there, love and light, Val x x x

To be held at:-

Lancaster

Firbank Children's Centre, Firbank Rd, Lancaster, Lancashire. LA1 3HL  2pm - 3.30pm

Monthly meetings - two months for newly bereaved parents (within the last 3 years) then the third month is open to all bereaved parents, including those with historical losses.

Monthly meetings – held on the 3rd Friday in every month. Two months for newly bereaved parents (within the last 3 years) then the third month is open to all bereaved parents, including those with historical losses.

Dates – 20th January - newly bereaved meeting (last 3yrs)

           17th February - newly bereaved meeting (last 3yrs)

          17th March – open to all bereaved parents

          21st April - newly bereaved meeting (last 3yrs)

          19th May - newly bereaved meeting (last 3yrs)

          16th June - open to all bereaved parents

          21st July - newly bereaved meeting (last 3yrs)

          18th August - newly bereaved meeting (last 3yrs)

          15th September - open to all bereaved parents

          20th October - newly bereaved (last 3yrs)

          17th November  - newly bereaved (last 3yrs)

          15th December - open to all bereaved parents

 

Kendal

Riverside Hotel, Stramongate Bridge, Beezon Rd, Kendal, Cumbria. LA9 6EL  6pm - 8pm

Monthly meetings for newly bereaved parents (within the last 3 years) 

Dates - 2nd January 2017

            6th February 2017

            6th  March 2017

            3rd April 2017

            1st May 2017

            5th June 2017

            3rd July 2017

            7th August 2017

            4th September  2017

            2nd October  2017

            6th November  2017

            4th December 2017

 

Barrow-in-Furness

Sure Start Centre, Greengate Children's Centre, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. LA14 1BG  

Monthly meetings held on the 2nd and 4th Monday in every month.

                    9th and 23rd January 2017

                    13th and 27th February 2017

                    13th and 27th March 2017

                    10th and 24th April 2017

                    8th and 22nd May 2017

                   12th and 26th June 2017

                   10th and 24th July 2017

                   14th and 28th August 2017

                   11th and 25th September 2017

                   9th and 23rd October 2017

                   13th and 27th November 2017

                   11th December 2017

If you are wishing to attend but would like to check in with us beforehand you can contact Rebecca Bleackley at FGH Maternity Unit on 01229 491098 or email Bereavement.Midwives@mbht.nhs.uk or email Val at enquiries@tigerlilytrust.co.uk

One to One Support

If you would like to meet up with a bereaved Mother one to one this can be arranged for you.

" all I wanted was to talk to another bereaved Mother who understood " Mother.

Many of us know first hand how much comfort and support simply talking to another bereaved parent can give. The reassurance of talking to someone else who has been affected by the death of a baby or child and who is nearby to meet is invaluable. Sometimes just sitting together and sharing our hearts can be the most healing balm. Please email Val at enquiries@tigerlilytrust.co.uk who can arrange this for you.

Please don't feel alone with your feelings, we are here for you, just reach out and take our hand.

Much love and light, Val x x x

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October Fundraising Challenge

Posted 9/24/2016

International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Do you think you could raise £17 - £70 for charity in one month?

Please join our October International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month fundraising challenge.
We'd love to get 100 people to raise £70 each to raise the funds to supply 100 Remembrance Boxes. Every £70 will provide 1 Remembrance Box or 4 Miscarriage Care Packages for our hospitals to give to bereaved parents. They contain items to encourage parents to make and collect precious memories with their baby in the crucial and short time they have in hospital, as well as resources and support for when they return home. For those of us who have had our child die these treasures are all we have left to help us connect with and remember our precious child. They are so important in our grieving process and ultimately help to promote healing.

We have increased the service we provide locally to make sure every bereaved parent receives something to mark the little life they just lost. To do this we need to provide an extra 780 Miscarriage Care Packages per year just to our local hospitals, which will cost £13,260. 

Let me know if you'd like to join in this very special heartfelt challenge.

You need not have experienced the loss of a baby, in order to help us. You can raise the funds in any way that you wish - a sponsored challenge, asking friends and family, having a cake sale or coffee morning, having a raffle, organising an event, collecting loose change, every single donation helps….

We have a Virgin Money Giving page that you can link to in order to raise money, publicise your event, and help raise awareness. They will transfer all funds raised to Tigerlily Trust, so it's simple and all done for you.
Let us see how many people we could help….
Love and blessings, Val x x x

 

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Tigerlily Trust Remembrance Celebration October 15th 2016

Posted 9/14/2016

Tigerlily Trust Remembrance Celebration 2016

Venue: Outback Hall, Leven Valley CE Primary School, Backbarrow, Ulverston, Cumbria. LA12 8QF
Saturday October 15th 2016 - 6.45pm Start

International Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day + Global Wave of Light

We invite you to join us along with family and friends for a very special evening remembering and celebrating all our babies and children gone to soon.
On this special date, International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, we will light candles and be part of the global wave of light around the world. It will be an evening of remembering and honouring our babies, sharing and connecting with those who have travelled this path and those who helping us to travel it, a beautiful celebration with loved ones, our families and friends. 

If you would like to come along, please join our event on Facebook - Tigerlily Trust Remembrance Celebration to help us prepare for accommodating you.
Come early to allow time for candle lighting 6.15pm should give ample time for you to arrive gently and settle in.
There will be tea and coffee afterwards and time to talk and connect with each other.
This year we are at a larger venue to accomodate everyone comfortably, it is beautifully situated and there is plenty of parking at the Outback Hall which is just off the A590 at Backbarrow. 

 We hope to see you there, please arrive early to allow time for candle lighting, message or email me with any questions, I will do my best to answer - enquiries@tigerlilytrust.co.uk

We understand that some of you may wish to join us for the Remembrance Celebration but be unable to - with this in mind we would like to offer you a way to include your precious babies too. If you send us their name in an email we will honour them by lighting a candle for them and speaking their name with all our babies during the ceremony.
United we honour our precious ones, together we help each other to heal.
Love and blessings, Val x x x

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Tigerlily Trust Remembrance Celebration October 15th 2016

Fundraiser Of The Year Award

Posted 8/24/2016

Thank you to University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust for blessing us with the 2016 Fundraiser Of The Year Award! It is an absolute honour to accept this award on behalf of everyone who had supported and helped us in any way to continue our much needed work. Without our volunteers and fundraisers we wouldn't be able to keep up with the demand for our services, so we are beyond grateful for all your kind and generous support.

I want to share, for all the bereaved parents who can't imagine they will ever feel real, authentic joy and happiness ever again - you will - one day, when you least expect it, something will trigger it, as receiving this award did for me. It took me a while to realise why what I was feeling felt so hugely significant, it was because I hadn't felt like this since before Lily died, and I had accepted that I may never feel real joy ever again. Experiencing such profound loss does this, makes you believe you will never be truly happy again. So it took me by surprise, to realise that this unfamiliar, strangely powerful emotion I was feeling was in fact pure joy and happiness, it stayed with me briefly, I wanted to cling to that feeling, but it passed. But now I know it is possible, to feel deep, authentic, pure, joy again after loss. Little by little, as we heal, tiny sparks of joy will return. Part of me will always grieve for my child, but now I know it is possible for grief and joy to coexist. 

   


Some pictures of the UHMBT Fundraiser of the Year Award, such a joyous validation of all OUR hard work - huge thanks to everyone who has supported Tigerlily Trust and helped us to attain this award. My parents accepted it on our behalf on the evening and then presented it to me, and some beautiful congratulatory flowers given to me by one of our brave parents a few days later. This award represents HOPE... hope for the future of Tigerlily Trust, hope for all parents who are hurting, and hope for mending our broken hearts H.O.P.E. = Hold. On. Pain. Ends.
Love and light, Val x x x

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Tigerlily Trust Remembrance Celebration 2015

Posted 9/9/2015
 

Tigerlily Trust Remembrance Celebration - Venue: Heron Corn Mill, Mill Lane, Beetham, LA7 7PQ

Thursday October 15th 2015 - 6.45pm

International Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day + Global Wave of Light.

We invite you to join us along with family and friends for a very special evening remembering and celebrating all our babies and children gone to soon.

On this special date, International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, we will light candles and be part of the global wave of light around the world. It will be an evening of remembering and honouring our babies, sharing and connecting with those who have travelled this path and those who helped us to travel it, a beautiful celebration with loved ones, our families and friends. If you think you would like to come along, please join our event on Facebook - Tigerlily Trust Remembrance Celebration.

Come early to allow time for candle lighting.

There will be tea and coffee afterwards and time to talk and connect with each other.

This year we are again at the beautiful venue Heron Corn Mill situated next to the River Bela. There is ample parking at the Mill which is just off the A6 at Beetham, as you turn off to Beetham Village turn almost immediately right and follow the Mill Lane to the end where it opens up into the car park. We hope to see you there, please arrive early to allow time for candle lighting, message or email me with any questions, I will do my best to answer.

We understand that some of you may wish to join us for the Remembrance Celebration but be unable to - with this in mind we would like to offer you a way to include your precious babies too. If you leave us their name in the comments below, email us, or Facebook message us, we will honour them by lighting a candle for them and speaking their name with all our babies. 

United we honour our precious ones, together we help each other to heal.

Love and blessings, Val x x x

October 2015 Fundraising Challenge

Posted 9/2/2015

International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Do you think you could raise £50 for charity in one month?

Please join our October International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month fundraising challenge.
We'd love to get 100 people to raise £50 each to raise the funds to supply 100 Remembrance Boxes. Every £50 will provide 1 Remembrance Box or 4 Miscarriage Care Packages for our hospitals to give to bereaved parents. They contain items to encourage parents to make and collect precious memories with their baby in the short time they have, as well as resources and support for when they return home. For those of us who have had our child die these treasures are all we have left to help us connect with and remember our precious child. They are so important in our grieving process and ultimately help to promote healing.

We want to increase the service we provide locally to make sure every bereaved parent receives something to mark the little life they just lost. To do this we need to provide an extra 780 Miscarriage Care Packages per year just to our local hospitals, which will cost £11,700.

Ultimately we want to provide these for all our local GP Surgeries too, so that families suffering early miscarriages are also given support at their time of loss. This is our dream goal and something we are working on with our fundraising challenges.

Let me know if you'd like to join in this very special heartfelt challenge.

You need not have experienced the loss of a baby, in order to help us. You can raise the funds in any way that you wish - a sponsored challenge, asking friends and family, having a cake sale or coffee morning, having a raffle, organising an event, collecting loose change….

We have a Virgin Money Giving page that you can link to in order to raise money, publicise your event, and help raise awareness. They will transfer all funds raised to Tigerlily Trust, so it's simple and all done for you.
Let us see how many people we could help…
Love and blessings, Val x x x

 

Lancaster Support Meeting for Bereaved Parents

Posted 8/20/2015

We are very pleased to be offering a support meeting in Lancaster once a month for bereaved parents. If you have lost your precious baby or child you are very welcome to come along and have a safe, compassionate and understanding place to share with other bereaved parents. We create a gentle and nurturing space where we will 'hold the space' for you to be able to share and connect if you wish to, or simply be, if that's what will serve you best. 

To be held at Firbank Children's Centre, Firbank Rd, Lancaster LA1 3HL  1-3pm

Dates 17th July 2015

         21st August 2015

         18th September 2015

         16th October 2015

         20th November 2015

If you require any further information or would simply like to ask something to help you feel more comfortable to attend, please email me at enquiries@tigerlilytrust.co.uk

I look forward to connecting with you there, love and light, Val x x x

Barrow-in-Furness Support Meeting for Bereaved Parents

Posted 8/7/2015

 We are very pleased to be offering a support meeting in Barrow-in-Furness for bereaved parents. If you have lost your precious baby or child you are very welcome to come along and have a safe, compassionate and understanding place to share with other bereaved parents. We create a gentle and nurturing space where we will 'hold the space' for you to be able to share and connect if you wish to, or simply be, if that's what will serve you best. 

To be held at Sure Start Centre, Greengate Children's Centre, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 1BG  
10am - 12noon

Next Meeting Thursday 20th August 2015

Following meetings to be arranged at each meeting, if you are unable to attend but would like to know when the next meeting is to be held you can contact Rebecca Bleackley at FGH Maternity Unit on 01229 491098 or email Bereavement.Midwives@mbht.nhs.uk

If you require any further information or would simply like to ask something to help you feel more comfortable to attend, please email Val at enquiries@tigerlilytrust.co.uk

I look forward to connecting with you there, love and light, Val x x x

Barrow-in-Furness Support Meeting for Bereaved Parents

Posted 7/14/2015

Barrow-in-Furness Support Meeting For Bereaved Parents
We are very pleased to be offering a support meeting in Barrow-in-Furness for bereaved parents. If you have lost your precious baby or child you are very welcome to come along and have a safe, compassionate and understanding place to share with other bereaved parents. We create a gentle and nurturing space where we will 'hold the space' for you to be able to share and connect if you wish to, or simply be, if that's what will serve you best. 

To be held at Sure Start Centre, Greengate Children's Centre, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 1BG  
10am - 12noon

Next Meeting Thursday 23rd July 2015

Following meetings to be arranged at each meeting, if you are unable to attend but would like to know when the next meeting is to be held you can contact Rebecca Bleackley at FGH Maternity Unit on 01229 491098 or email Bereavement.Midwives@mbht.nhs.uk

If you require any further information or would simply like to ask something to help you feel more comfortable to attend, please email Val at enquiries@tigerlilytrust.co.uk

I look forward to connecting with you there, love and light, Val x x x

Fundraising Garden Party

Posted 7/13/2015
 

On Saturday I had the privilege of spending a truly heartwarming afternoon with the most amazing family, their family, friends and neighbours at a garden party organised by Claire and Stephen in honour of their daughter Rosie.

Rosie would have been celebrating her 10th birthday this year, and her mum Claire had promised herself that, in Rosie’s 10th year, they would do a big fundraiser in her memory.

The sun was shining, there was an abundance of delicious sandwiches and home made cakes, the bouncy castles, face painting, lucky dip, games and inflatables were seriously enjoyed by all the youngsters. Fantastic prizes were donated for the raffle, and there was even a barbecue in the evening for anyone who wished to stay later.

 

Claire and I spoke about how hard it is every year - not to be organising a party on your baby’s birthday, not to able to celebrate in all the ways you so longed to. Having to find your own quiet ways to honour your baby’s special day. Which is what made this so absolutely beautiful to be part of - so many people gathered together to celebrate Rosie, a party for a special little girl who will always be remembered and always loved.  

I want to say a few huge THANK YOU’s firstly to Claire and Stephen for making such a wonderful day for everyone, and to Claire’s parents Joan and Gordon for all their support and organisation of the day, and not forgetting Stephen’s parents who looked after the raffle all day and did a sterling job. Thank you to everyone who came along to celebrate, made delicious cakes, bought raffle tickets, donated, and just made the most heart-full special day filled with love and true spirit of community. 

Thank you to everyone who came over to speak to me and enquire about Tigerlily Trust, thank you for sharing some of your own personal journey’s with me, and thank you for your generosity. 

I also got to meet in person some of the wonderful knitters who have been sending parcels of knitting for our appeal. It was a real joy to put faces to names. 

I met an old friend again after many years, and also one of the lovely midwives who looked after us when I was in the early stages of labour with Lily - so all in all it was  an emotional day. 

The whole time I was so aware of the precious little girl we were honouring, her 10 red balloons dancing above us, her siblings running around thoroughly enjoying themselves, but most of all the obvious love, warmth, care, support, friendship and utterly wonderful generosity of spirit from everyone who had been touched in some way by Rosie’s brief whisper of life. Anyone who has lost their child or has supported a relative or friend who has, knows that “ Each new life, no matter how brief, forever changes the world.”

Thank you Rosie, thank you Claire and Stephen, thank you everyone for your support, you raised an amazing £1,200 on the day, which with Gift Aid will rise again. 

What a tremendous tribute to Rosie and her family and friends. 

Together you have made it possible for Tigerlily Trust to support so many more bereaved families in our local area in Rosie’s memory.

A truly blessed day.

Love and light, Val x x x

Lancaster Support Meeting For Bereaved Parents

Posted 7/12/2015
 

We are very pleased to be offering a support meeting in Lancaster once a month for bereaved parents. If you have lost your precious baby or child you are very welcome to come along and have a safe, compassionate and understanding place to share with other bereaved parents. We create a gentle and nurturing space where we will 'hold the space' for you to be able to share and connect if you wish to, or simply be, if that's what will serve you best. 

To be held at Firbank Children's Centre, Firbank Rd, Lancaster LA1 3HL  1-3pm

Dates 17th July 2015

         21st August 2015

         18th September 2015

         16th October 2015

         20th November 2015

If you require any further information or would simply like to ask something to help you feel more comfortable to attend, please email me at enquiries@tigerlilytrust.co.uk

I look forward to connecting with you there, love and light, Val x x x

Remembering in the month of July

Posted 7/1/2015

 

 

 

Father's Day

 Posted 6/21/2015

Wishing you peace this Father's Day....

May you know always that you are surrounded by the boundless love of your precious child x x x

Be Gentle With Yourselves

Posted 5/2/2015
 
 
 
The birth of new babies can sometimes be hard on bereaved parents, especially if their own baby was the same sex or has a special date at a similar time. With a new royal baby being the focus of so much media attention, the constant stream of updates can feel overwhelming. So, while we are delighted to hear that Kate and William have safely welcomed a little princess into the world, we would like to send our love and offer our support to all the bereaved parents who might be finding things difficult at the moment. Please be gentle on yourselves. You are not alone. 
Love and light, Val x x x