I’m jumping from a plane at 13,000 feet… #JumpForLove

As many of my regular readers will know, in December 2012 I fell
pregnant and then lost our little miracle at 10(+3) weeks gestation after a miscarriage at home. My husband
& I were obviously both absolutely devastated and we just about managed to get through Christmas
after the heartbreak, knowing what should have been. I never thought it would happen to me, that I would be a statistic of miscarriage, and I felt so withdrawn and depressed.

In the new year I discovered Saying Goodbye via Twitter, and Zoe & the team and their posts on there and Facebook helped me so much through the
grieving process. I learned to cope better thanks to the help of Zoe
and the rest of the truly amazing team.

I hope to attend one of the Saying Goodbye
services later this year, to stand and say goodbye to my baby, alongside others who have
also suffered this horrendous experience. But without donations and fundraising, these
services wouldn’t be able to happen and hundreds of people wouldn’t get this chance.

I am terrified, but this is why I am jumping out of a plane at 13,000 feet for
our angel, and to represent 1,000 of the 254,000 babies who are lost each year
through miscarriage and still birth.

I need to raise a minimum of £395 to be able to jump (I am still so far off this target), and understandably I really want to do
it so I would like to raise much MUCH more than this as it means so much to me.

So I need your help – please retweet this, share it on Facebook, Google, or even better – donate! I will be very grateful for any size of donation, it all adds up.

Thank you, so so much.

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My first fundraiser for Saying Goodbye

You may remember I blogged a few months ago that I had just signed up as a fundraising coordinator for Saying Goodbye. Well I started planning my first fundraiser pretty much straight away, it was to be a bake & craft sale. Looking back, I think I aimed a little big for my first one, but at least I’ve now learned the do’s and don’ts for next time! 

The sale was last Saturday, and I had a pretty manic week sorting last minute bits out, I stressed myself out for no need really! I did so much baking, and then I had to sort tombola tickets out, print lots of signs out, and I just got myself in a total flap. And then the day before, I had 3 stalls drop out, when I hadn’t recruited that many in the first place so I was feeling a little disheartened and convincing myself it was going to be a big fat failure. Still, the show had to go on! I made sure I had everything ready and boxed up on the Friday night though, so I wasn’t running around like a headless chicken on the Saturday morning. My Mum came and looked after little man whilst I was there.

The event started at 12.30pm but we were there to set up from 12pm.  One of my lovely friends came to collect me and all my bits to transport to the venue, and there were already people there setting up when we arrived. The weather wasn’t too bad at this point, it was slightly spitting with rain, but not too long after it started absolutely pouring it down. I think this might have managed to put people off a little! I had a steady stream of people attending, and the stalls that were there were great. I had a general craft stall, a jewellery stall, a baby accessories stall, and a card stall. I also had a face painter in attendance. And then there was my bake stall with lots of goodies! It seemed to be the cupcakes that went down the best though. I also had a teddy tombola. Everybody loves a tombola, so this was great for people and everyone had a go. It was especially manic here nearing the end! 

All in all, including donations from stalls and raffle ticket sales online and offline, we raised £172.23, which I am very pleased with for my very first fundraising event! 

Now on to planning the next one…