In September 2012, MrsY ran an auction to raise money for Sands, The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity, in memory of their son, Benedict, who was stillborn on 10th April 2012. During the course of the auction, 153 families would lose a baby at birth or shortly after. One is too many.
From all of us, we donated a Woolly Hugs blanket, lovely MrsY blogged about it and us, the link is here. we are very glad to report it is with its new owner. She is a fellow Mumsnetter who very sadly has also experienced the devastating loss of a beloved child.
She wanted us to share her thanks with you all:
“I have had the very exciting task of opening my Woolly Hugs box this evening. The blanket is absolutely beautiful, and the first thing I did was wrap it around myself and think of all the love that went into making it. It is the most amazing wonderful feeling, knowing that so much care and dedication went into making the squares and sewing them together. The overall effect is stunning, and it will give me a lot of comfort whenever I think of Charlie and cuddle the blanket around me. It will be used an awful lot, and it will not be kept for ‘best’ but used all the time.I will treasure it forever, and will always think of the love and caring of the MN Woolly Hugs gang and everyone associated with it. Many thanks again from a very pleased and grateful recipient”