Pink and blue fundraising
Tracey raised funds by asking friends and colleagues to wear pink and blue during Babyloss Awareness Week.
I decided that I wanted to do something for our baby angel.
I have been with my husband for 18 years and had given up the thought that we would ever have children together until my 15th wedding anniversary, when I miraculously conceived. We thought it was fate and embraced the fact that this was our little miracle and how lucky we both were.
Unfortunately at 9 weeks we found out that our baby no longer had a heartbeat. This hit us hard and not knowing how to deal with it went with the motions of feeling numb. I scoured the internet for answers and support, and through reading the M.A. website I realised that I was not alone.
After a few weeks of constantly thinking about it, I decided that I wanted to do something for our baby angel. I contacted the M.A. and told them that over Babyloss Awareness Week, I had asked some good friends to help raise a bit of cash by wearing pink wigs for the evening. I also asked my company* where I worked if it was something that they could also support, and we asked everyone to wear blue or pink or both and to donate.
I am so happy to say that in total we managed to raise £2,090 for the M.A. and £500 for SANDS.
It is amazing how many people have gone through this awful life-changing experience. Thank you to the M.A. for making life more bearable again.
* Jupiter Asset Management Limited, who matched funds raised during the week.