George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton is the latest hospital to work with Aching Arms bears and here are some of the bears that have just been delivered there. Other hospitals that have come on board recently include North Middlesex Hospital, Enfield, Greater London and Little Havens Hospital in Essex, which brings the total number of hospitals working with us to 47.
Two of our amazing volunteers have been representing Aching Arms at a family fun day to raise money for the Honeysuckle Team at Liverpool Women’s Hospital. Sarah Taylor and Melissa Barclay attended the event, called Teddy’s Day, which was being held in memory of Teddy Sam Wood. The Honeysuckle Team at Liverpool Women’s Hospital offer our comfort bears to families who have lost their baby and so it was an […]
We were delighted to be invited to attend the opening of the new Family Suite at Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop this week. Joel The Complete Package raised thousands of pounds to fund the opening of the new suite and they kindly invited other charities along to the grand opening. It is a fantastic facility and will make a huge difference to families […]
One of our fantastic supporters Heledd Tomos will be featured on S4C tonight talking about Aching Arms and encouraging people to go along to her fundraising Teddy Bear’s Tea Party. Heledd has been interviewed by the Heno programme, a Welsh language programme on S4C, which will be aired between 7pm and 8pm. She talks about the charity, her son Cai who she lost in January last year and the tea […]
We are delighted that Natalie Trice has featured Aching Arms founding trustee Leanne Turner’s story. To read Leanne’s story of loss and love see the link below My Story by Leanne Turner
Another hospital has now agreed to work with us offering our comfort bears to bereaved parents. Chesterfield Royal Hospital in Derbyshire is the latest hospital to come on board, taking the total number of hospitals working with Aching Arms to 43.
In the last couple of months five new hospitals have agreed to work with us to offer our comfort bears. The latest hospitals to come on board are Derriford Hospital, in Plymouth, Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen, Wales, Kingsmill Hospital, in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, and John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, St George’s Hospital, London and Royal Calderdale Hospital, Halifax. This brings the total number of hospitals working us to 42.
Our charity co-ordinator Leanne Turner was invited to attend the All Party Parliamentary Group on Baby Loss at the House of Commons yesterday. She said: “It was amazing to represent Aching Arms yesterday at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Baby Loss. I spoke up for all the families who walk this journey with us and can not tell you how wonderful it feels to truly be breaking the taboo […]
Volunteer Lindsay Oliver is helping lead our voluntary ambassadors scheme. The first presentation was held recently with a group of local health visitors for Thundersley in Essex. Lindsay said: “I am thrilled to say that the session went really well and that the feedback was extremely positive. It was encouraging not only to hear good feedback about the presentation, and the accompanying resources, but also to hear such praise about […]
Our chairperson Belinda John-Baptiste was interviewed on BBC Radio Northampton this morning welcoming the new guidance that was issued earlier this week detailing measures that will attempt to halve the number of stillbirths in England by 2030. You can listen again to Belinda’s interview by visiting BBC Northampton website and clicking on the Kevin Saddington show on Saturday, March 26. She is interviewed from 01:08:00 until 01:14:00. Well done Belinda! […]