Friends of grieving mother raise �785 for stillbirth charity Sands
FRIENDS of a grieving mother have raised �785 for charity in a tribute to her stillborn baby.
Amy Eagling, from Turves, was seven months into her pregnancy when she was told that her son Charlie had died.
She was supported by Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, and now she has decided to tell her story to help raise money for the charity.
On a fund-raising web page, Amy said: “Losing Charlie has been a truly heartbreaking time for me and my family.
“Since Charlie’s birth so many people have asked if there’s anything they can do to help. Unfortunately nothing will bring back our beautiful boy but it only feels right to recognise the wonderful charity Sands.
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“Sands offer amazing support and advice for parents at this awful time as well as promoting research that could reduce the loss of babies.
“They also provided us with a memory box which, along with the help of the wonderful staff at Peterborough City Hospital, gave us the opportunity to create some priceless keepsakes and cherished memories of our darling boy.”
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Amy’s fund-raising was dealt a massive boost by her friends Chris Brudenell, from Whittlesey, and Anna Foster, from Turves.
The pair decided to hold a “baby and toddler nearly-new sale” at the Ivy Leaf Club, in Whittlesey, which proved to be a massive success.
With a raffle, bouncy castle, face-painters and a Mickey Mouse mascot drawing the crowds, the event raised �785 for Sands. The money takes Amy’s fund-raising total to almost �1,000.
Chris said: “We all felt lost when it happened to Amy so we had to do something.”
To donate to Sands, visit Amy’s web page: www.justgiving.com/Charlie-Eagling