Good evening all.
Further from my post a couple of weeks back regarding the wedding dresses, we have had so so many offers that there is now a backlog of at least a few months.
What we are really in need of now are volunteer sewers who are willing to turn these dresses into tiny gowns, so we can get the backlog moving.
If you know of anyone who can sew or if you yourself would be willing to volunteer a few hours a week to us, please email us to discuss.
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A few weeks back, we donated a small selection of clothing and wraps (including crib, blankets and hats) in a range of sizes to Beyond Bea Charity, who provide health professionals, doctors, midwives and students with FREE training days across the U.K.
These training days cover the subject of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, medical termination and neonatal death.
They discuss issues surrounding care of families in all these circumstances including delivering bad news, physical and emotional care of women and the care of babies that have passed away, as well as memory making. The day also incorporates research related to all the above and printed resources.
By donating our clothing to be used in these training days, it helps those taking part to see first hand how a baby should be dressed, that it is possible to present even the smallest baby in a comforting way and how much of a difference it makes.
The photo shown is of a dolly sized at 20 weeks, although the features differ to that of a real baby at this gestation.
You can see all of Beyond Bea’s pre 24 week dolls dressed in our items on their website http://www.beyondbea.co.uk
From September 2018, UBW will be able to accept wedding, bridesmaid and flower girl dresses to turn into burial clothing.
For the past couple of months, one of our regular volunteers and Grandma to baby Arlo, Chris Allum offered to road test a dress which was kindly donated to her (photos to be shared soon) and as this has gone better than we expected, we have decided to go ahead and add this service to our group.
Today I received a beautiful dress (pictured) from Anna Cownley and we look forward to seeing the beautiful outfits which are made from it and sharing them with you.
We are now looking for volunteer seamstresses who would like to offer their services of transforming donated dresses into burial clothing.
Patterns will be provided and there will be official paperwork to read through and sign.
We want to do this so that every party involved knows from the start what is expected and how the process will work.
If you would like to volunteer your services, please first of all click and have a read HERE.
If you still wish to proceed, you can either contact us using the form on this website or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
For those who are interested in donating their dress, please also click HERE for further details.
Thank you. Lucy
Exciting news as UBW will have a spread in Septembers issue of Lets Knit Magazine!!!