On Saturday 25th February, Chard Guildhall will become a venue to a Barn Dance. Family friendly lots of dancing, ploughman’s supper, there may even be a cake stall.. Now who wouldn’t want cake?
Chard Baby Loss Group Little Daffodils teamed up with a couple other mums to put together a night of entertainment to raise money and awareness for Baby Bereavement Charity Towards Tomorrow Together, who help fund Little Daffodils.
As a unit they offer support to families who have not only lost babies during AND after pregnancy, but support families who receive poor prognosis in pregnancy too.
Give useful information and resources to families who have to say goodbye to their much loved, much wanted babies.
The charity provides Butterfly Boxes in hospitals to help let families make memories.
When our baby died at just over a month old we were met with lots of “Your baby is too old” or “Your baby didn’t die the right way.” to get the support we deserved.
I wanted to make that change locally where no family would be left out. It took a few years with one thing or another to set up, but since May 2016 there has been this support service in Chard, where we’re currently meeting at Eleos Cafe once a month.
The Barn Dance isn’t far away, we will be holding a raffle with some great prizes.
Barn Dance Tickets can be purchased at Eleos Cafe or via justgiving page.
As well as the Barn Dance and raffle, we also have a memorial bunting, which will be used to remember babies taken too soon, and to raise awareness about just how many we lose, and will be used at future awareness days I am putting together for local professionals.