Towards Tomorrow Together charity hopes to ease child loss trauma for Somerset parents (From This is The West Country)
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Towards Tomorrow Together charity hopes to ease child loss trauma for Somerset parents
12:00pm Saturday 21st September 2013 in News
The ‘cuddle cot’, butterfly boxes and books, came from the Towards Tomorrow Together charity, which provides support to parents after the loss of a baby.
Founder Mel Scott, whose baby Finley died four years ago, said: “When I lost Finley I wanted to find a way to make sure all families affected by the loss of a baby could get the help they need, which is why I set up Towards Tomorrow Together.
“We donated the cuddle cot to Musgrove to aid parents by giving them the extra time they need to say goodbye.
“The butterfly boxes have been designed to help make treasured memories and contain; blankets, teddies, bracelet sets for baby and mum, key ring, aromatherapy oil, hand and footprint case set and a memorial card.
“We also donated special books to help families explain to their young children about the death of a sibling.”
The packs will be kept on the labour ward, and will be used in the Rowan Suite to allow parents to create memories by providing the ideas and resources they need in the short time they have with their child.
Susan Spooner, Musgrove’s neonatal unit manager said: “We are extremely grateful to Mel for her generous donations to the children’s unit.
“The cuddle cot will provide support to parents by giving them extra time to spend with their child and make important decisions without feeling rushed.
“Mel has experienced a sad loss but has empowered her love for Finley to help and support other parents.”
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