Helpful resources, support and fundraising advice
It's our mission to help raise awareness of baby, infant and pregnancy loss, and the wider support that is available.
Are you looking for bereavement support for miscarriage, stillbirth and child loss?
Need help fundraising for a CuddleCot in memory of a loved one?
Below you will find a small selection of some of the wonderful charities we work with in the UK, US and worldwide.
UK based charities
Maggie's Stillbirth Legacy (UK)
Sarah Bernasconi-Parsons's daughter Maggie was born sleeping in June 2015. Sarah wanted to do something to keep her daughter’s legacy alive, which is when she launched Maggie’s Stillbirth Legacy
They fundraise for CuddleCots and CuddleBlankets, raise awareness and support families.
Remember Rufus (UK)
"Our mission to make sure every family has the option to use a Cuddle Cot, either in hospital or at home, to have the time to say the hardest goodbye "
They fundraise for CuddleCots for NHS hospitals.
Féileacáin was formed by a group of bereaved parents to offer support to anyone affected by the death of a baby around the time of birth.
They fundraise for CuddleCots, memory Boxes, Imprints So Precious, Remmebrance Candles & more.
US based charities
Ashlies Embrace (US)
Erin and Anthony Maroon’s first child, Ashlie, was stillborn at full term in October 2015.
Ashlie’s Embrace provides CuddleCots to medical facilities across the United States to help support families experiencing stillbirth or infant loss.
Chandler & Paisley Skies (US)
Shortly after Chandler and Paisely passed away, friends began to send Dusty and Michelle pictures of brilliant pink and blue skies. Soon, these skies became known as #chandlerandpaisleyskies
They are non-profit foundation established to place CuddleCots in US hospitals, to help bereaved parents have more time with babies.
Mothers of Held Angels (US)
MOHA provides comfort boxes to grieving families in the hospital including “Day of Loss Resources” explaining what to expect in those initial days and ways to make memories with their babies.
It is their mission to provide a CuddleCot and CuddleBlanker to as many hospitals as possible
Loving Tanner (US)
Loving Tanner work to educate the public and break the stigma associated with pregnancy and infant loss. Their organisation is part of the initiative to place a Cuddle Cot in every US hospital.
They fundraise for CuddleCots, and offer care boxes, peer support, certificates of life, and remembrance items all free of charge
Rain-Bowie Foundation (US, Louisiana)
Rain-Bowie's mission is to fundraise so they can "fill every hospital in Louisiana with an ample amount of CuddleCots and help beautiful families with fertility finances."
Born Sleeping Foundation (US)
The Born Sleeping Foundation started as a way to honor the memory of our baby, Wesley, who passed away as a full term baby in April 2021. The Foundation’s goal is to donate a CuddleCot to a new hospital every year in Wesley’s memory.
The PennyMae Project (US)
The Helen James Foundation (US)
Canadian based charities
Maxwell George Fleming Foundation
"The Maxwell George Fleming Foundation’s mission is to provide hospitals in Canada with CuddleCot’s™, which allow bereaved families experiencing the loss of an infant the ability to spend more physical time with their child and to ensure all hospitals in Canada have access to a CuddleCot™"
Facebook: MGF Foundation
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Useful links: National Specialist Support Services
The Good Grief Trust - Find local support to you
Cruse - Largest national charity for the bereaved
London Friend - Support and counselling for the LGB&T community
Winston's Wish - Specialist support for bereaved children and their families
Grief Encounter - Support for bereaved children and their families
Sue Ryder - Online Community and Online Bereavement Counselling
Sudden - Support for people bereaved by sudden death
Muslim Bereavement Support Service - Support for Muslim women after the death of a loved one
Jewish Bereavement Support Services - Support for the Jewish community after a death
Sudden Arrhythmic Death - Advice and support after Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome
Drug and Alcohol Addiction - Support for those who have lost someone through substance misuse.
Road Peace - The sudden, unexpected and traumatic experience of a road death or serious injury can be emotionally overwhelming. RoadPeace is here to help you.
Breaking Bad News - Advice on breaking bad news to someone with an intellectual disability
Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse - Help guiding families through Inquiries including Domestic Homicide Reviews and Mental Health Reviews, Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) inquiries and other reviews.
Support after Suicide Partnership - Advice and guidance to all those affected by suicide
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide - Helping overcome isolation of those bereaved by suicide (over 18)
War Widows - Advice and help to all those who have been widowed in conflict since WW2