THE LILY Mae Foundation – set up by Ryan and Amy Jackson after their daughter Lily Mae was stillborn in February 2010 – has been handed a massive cash boost from the LoveBrum charity.
Ryan and Amy – now parents to sons Alfie and Freddie – provide vital support to parents after stillbirth or neonatal death, providing memory boxes, support, advice and Cold Cot Systems to help families through their tragic time.
And their latest project is to set up a Stillbirth counselling service – which is where LoveBrum came in.
Ryan and Amy contacted the charity, run by former Big Brother contestant P J Ellis, and spoke about their plans.
And following a successful application The Lily Mae Foundation has been handed £5,047 to fund the training of two Lily Mae Counsellors to provide over 100 hours of counselling to bereaved families.
Ryan and Amy said: “To have the support of a Charity such as LoveBrum will really help us to provide much needed support to Parents and Families who have suffered a Stillbirth or Neonatal Death.
“We really appreciate the support that LoveBrum are providing.
“The extensive network that LoveBrum work with allows us to reach more people within the city and beyond to make them aware of Stillbirth and Neonatal Death and the devastating effect this has on families.”
For more information on The Lily Mae Foundation please visit www.lilymaefoundation.org. For LoveBrum please visit www.lovebrum.org.uk