Tuesday 5th October, 2021
After all the excitement of last week, this week we got to deliver Cuddle Cot no 17 to Helliwell’s Funeral Service n Barnoldswick. This was delivered along with a Specialist Moses Basket, 12 Follow on Memory Boxes and Angel Gowns & Blankets.
This will help families create everlasting memories with their baby/child once they have died.
Thank you to everyone who donates and the the members of Maggies Stillbirth Legacy Fundraising page.
Friday 1st October, 2021
SHE DID IT!! Sarah has won the Pride of Britain Regional Fundraiser Award 2021!!
After being nominated alongside four other fabulous causes Sarah was chosen to be our Regional Winner and presented with her award during this evenings ITV News whilst out for tea with her sister and nieces. From all the team and everyone who follows the cause she really is a worthy winner.
Sarah will be travelling to London at the end of month, with her sister Lizzie and step son Oliver, to attend the glamorous star studded Pride of Britain awards ceremony. We can’t wait to see her pics!
On winning Sarah said “This is the best thing ever to happen, and out of something so horrific as well. The fact that we do what we do, for the angel parents, we don’t do it for recognition. We do it to keep Maggies memory alive and to help them.”
Wednesday 28th July, 2021
I HAVE JUST PAID FOR CUDDLE COT NUMBER 17!!
This will be donated, along with 20 Follow On Memory Boxes and a wipe clean Moses basket, to a funeral home in Barnoldswick.
This will, as you know, help other families spend time and make memories with their baby/child that has died. This means the world to them as it’s all we have.
Thank you all so much for your continued support and helping us to keep Maggie’s memory alive.
Big shout out to my little best mate Charlie for bagging all the deliveries – couldn’t keep the page going without him & Mark with my glass back & whilst I’m doing the IVF.
Thursday 27th May, 2021
Today we have donated £200 to Vikki Ayres sponsorship as she raises money for Cancer fundraising.
As you all know Mark lost his mum to cancer in 2016 so this is something we are always happy to support.
Tuesday 25th May, 2021
Today we have donated CUDDLE COT NUMBER 16!!
This was donated along with 12 Follow On Memory Boxes and a specialist Moses basket & stand to Talbot Funeral Directors in Roe Lee, Blackburn. Also donated were Angel Gowns, Blankets and Pockets of Love – all made by Jill Moz in memory of her son Christopher.
This is where the head of our family, Grandpa Riley, went on his final journey. So I was very honoured to go and donate in such a positive way.
It was lovely to see Sarah again, who works there, and to share some stories of angel babies & families. This will mean so so much to the families who get to use this cuddle cot to create ever lasting memories that they can treasure forever.
As always, thank you to all for your continued support in helping us to achieve this!
Saturday 10th April, 2021
Today Maggie’s Stillbirth Legacy has donated £100 to Tracey James for a hut she is having made in memory of her daughter CASEY.
“As many of you know I lost 2 of my children due to neonatal deaths. Also, all the way through lockdown, I have scoured and donated lots of food and things for the home for families in need. I can only do this weather permitting, so I would like to get a hut to keep things dry and still give to the community. I want to name it Caseys so that people will remember her and come to her house . . so I can keep my Caseys memory alive.”
An amazing lady who does nothing but help others!!!
Thursday 1st April, 2021
Posted today – 3 memory boxes:
One off to USA,
One off to Ireland,
One off to Scotland,
Maggie’s Stillbirth Legacy….helping families worldwide!
Tuesday 30th March, 2021
Today we have donated our 15th cuddle cot, a wipe clean Moses basket and 20 Follow On Memory Boxes to Alderson & Horan Funeral Services in Burnley.
What a lovely place this is. The empathy and passion for what these guys do is fantastic.
Thank yo all so much for your continued support – for bidding, buying, donating and everything else – it means the world to us!
I can’t quite believe that in just over 5 years we have achieved what we have, and how many families we are helping on their journey.
Thursday 25th March, 2021
Today we donated 20 Sibling Memory Boxes to The Alty Funeral Service in Blackburn.
These will be given out to siblings of a baby or child who has died so that they can create ever lasting memories. It’s an absolute honour, as always, for me to donate here as they did such a perfect and caring job looking after Maggie. And of course seeing the amazing Caroline.
Huge thank you to Jo Rigby for the bows and Alexa Shorrock for the poems.
Monday 18th January, 2021
Thank you so much to Asda Blackburn this week who have donated a huge box of goodies. Maggies Auntie Lizzie went to collect it for us today.
Best Auntie EVER!
Monday 21st December, 2020
Today, Jade Hudson and her partner, Gary, donated 10 memory boxes in Billy’s name to Waring McKenna Funeral Directors on Haslingden Road. They looked after the family so well when their son Billy passed away. Jade hadn’t stepped foot back in the place since, but Jonathan made them feel so at ease.
“Thank you, but all this wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for Sarah Bernasconi Parsons and Maggie’s Stillbirth Legacy Fundraising Page. You, Sarah, are one amazing woman and I’m proud to call you my friend. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” Jade Hudson.
Tuesday 15th December, 2020
Thank you to everyone for your continued support this year. I am genuinely humbled that, even in times of job loss, covid etc, this year you have still bid/bought etc off Maggie’s page.
Today we donated a massive £1000 to East Lancs Hospice. We did this is Marks mums memory Mad Julie and my Grandad Bernasconi xx
Again, thank you so much!
Friday 4th December, 2020
TODAY WAS A MASSIVE DAY FOR ME!!!!
Today I donated cuddle cot number 14, and a wipe clean Moses basket & stand to Lancashire Women and Newborn centre in MAGGIE PEARL PARSONS MEMORY.
As you all know our beautiful, perfect Maggie was born sleeping at term here in the butterfly room on 30th June 2015.
Today I entered the Butterfly room with our donation and I wasn’t filled with heartache and fear and sadness. I was filled with over whelming PRIDE!!! This is THE FIRST TIME I have ever felt this feeling in the 5 and a half years we have been fundraising!
It was made so much more amazing in my eyes that Maria Elizabeth, a fantastic lady and now life long friend who did all my training every week for my birthing plan, was there. And so was the amazing Caroline Dolman, who passed me Maggie in theatre when she was born by caesarean, and has been and still is my rock and one of my best mates ever there was.
It was an absolute honour and privilege to do this donation today as it’s what I wanted to do from the moment I had Maggie.
Knowing that families, who do not want to stay at the birthing centre in the bereavement rooms, who want to take their babies home with them until their final farewell, can now do so makes me feel so humble and honoured.
Thank you to the bereavement midwife Kathryn for letting us donate this. It honestly means the world to me.
Thank you to you all for your support – even through the awful year we’ve had in 2020. I could not do any of this without you all.
Wednesday 2nd December, 2020
Today Maggie’s Stillbirth Legacy donated/re-stocked 12 Follow On memory boxes to ALTY’S FUNERAL SERVICE BLACKBURN.
These will help parents and families to create more ever-lasting memories once their baby/child has gained their wings.
As you all know, Maggie was at Altys and I absolutely love the staff here!! Their professionalism and empathy helped me so much in the early days.
Sunday 29th November, 2020
Today Maggie’s Stillbirth Legacy donated £100 to Chorley hospital In Patients Charnock Unit.
They are currently making Christmas Eve boxes for their In Patients and were in desperate need of adult PJs both male and female pjs!!!
Friday 20th November, 2020
Maggie’s Legacy has donated over £250 worth of toys etc to Bees and Birds to help them fill shoeboxes for children to be given this Christmas.
These children will not be getting anything else for Christmas. Thank you all for your ongoing support and allowing us to do this as it hurts my heart to see how many families are struggling.
Thursday 19th November, 2020
Today Maggie’s Stillbirth Legacy donated £150 to The Shaun Haggart Foundation – 2 small fund raisers working together again!
Times are so difficult, especially with Covid, and the Shaun Haggart Foundation helps so many. We are honoured to help their cause. Check them out on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/435464730906274
Sunday 28th June, 2020
Every now and then I do a full list of what we have donated so far. It really makes you realise just how much we have done and how much we are capable of.
In just over 4 and a half years this is (some of) what WE ALL have achieved ….
cuddle cot, bespoke cot unit, 50 memory boxes, all singing and dancing printer, angel gowns and hats to Royal Blackburn Hospital Paediatric department
Created “Families of Flying Angels”, a support group for ALL families members of angel babies/children
£2000 towards the Medapor scanner that can detect things a normal ultra sound cannot
£200 to Preston NICU
Cuddle Cot and bespoke cot unit to Derian House
£200 Theo the warrior
Cuddle cot, bespoke cot unit, 50 memory boxes, all singing and dancing printer, angel gowns and hats to Wolverhampton NICU department
Created and opened The Secret Garden in Butterfly Wood Blackburn, a place for parents and families to remember their babies and children that have gained their angel wings
£600 to East Lancashire Hospice in memory of Marks mum, Julie
£2,300 and cups, saucers, tray etc to create a “quiet room” at Burnley General hospital for ladies and their families who will be told the devastating news that they have terminal cancer, a place for the families to go and sit when they need to gather their thoughts or just take time out
uddle cot, 10 memory boxes, angel gowns and pockets of love to Alty’s Funeral home
Cuddle cot, 10 memory boxes, angel gowns and pockets of love to Champ’s funeral home
Cuddle cot, bespoke cot unit, 40 memory boxes, angel gowns and hats to Royal Blackburn Hospital A&E department
£300 little tinkers Cat rescue
£200 Oliver’s Neuroblastoma fight
Cuddle cot with long lasting Moses basket, 15 memory boxes, angel gowns and hats to CO-OP funeral home
£60 East Lancashire Hospice
£200 Four Paws dog rescue
£3000 towards a cuddle blanket for children age 4-16 and 40 memory boxes to Royal Blackburn Hospital
£250 towards a cuddle cot in memory of Jacob Anthony Leliuga who grew his angel wings on 02-02-2018
£200 towards a defibrillator for Beyond the Walls Outdoor nursery
£1000, cups and saucers to refurbish the counselling room on gynaecology unit at Burnley hospital
£200 to “Waste not Want not” at SAMS Blackburn
£350 computer to Cherry Tree Pre-School
50 memory boxes to “Our Little Stars”
£200 to Community Helping Hands BwD CIC
20 memory boxes, blankets and cushions to KC Funeral Services, Darwen
30 memory boxes and cushions/blankets to CO-OP Funeral Home, Burnley
Wipe Clean Moses basket for Alty’s funeral service, Blackburn
15 memory boxes donated to Blackburn Funeral Home, in memory of Tiegan
Over £400 of Sleeping Bags, Ground Mats and clothing for Community Spirit, to help the homeless of Blackburn and Darwen
40 memory boxes for Facebook Page “Shhhh Angels sleeping” support group
50 memory boxes to Wolverhampton hospital
£200 to Fernhurst Court Nursery for sensory equipment
Cuddle cot, wipe clean Moses basket (£240) and 25 memory boxes to Langshaw Calverley Funeral Directors, Whalley
£1200 for a chair/bed for the gynaecology/breast unit at Burnley General Hospital
5 riding hats and 10 pairs of riding gloves to RDA Accrington
Angel gowns, Heart in the hand, Our Missing Peace badges to RBH, paediatric dept and A&E
15 memory boxes for bereaved parents to RBH, A&E and paediatric dept
20 “sibling” memory boxes for Royal Blackburn Hospital A&E department
£100 to Coppice school, Bamber Bridge
£200 Teenage Cancer Trust
£200 to Lindsey Spencer and her cancer fight
20 follow in memory boxes to CO-OP Funeral Service, Burnley
2 x Cuddle cots and 2 x Wipe Clean Moses baskets, 10 memory boxes, Angel Gowns, Angel Blankets and Heart in the Hand to Bath Hospital
Cuddle cot and wipe clean Moses basket and 10 memory boxes to Waring & McKenna Funeral Service, Blackburn
£100 to Nightsafe
Cuddle cot, wipe clean Moses basket and 10 memory boxes to Barton & Hallworth Funeral Service, Oswaldtwistle
Moses basket to KC Funeral Service, Darwen
£120 on plates, bowls, knives, forks, spoons, cups and more to Ian Obo for a house to help the homeless
£100 to Stan, a little boy who has leukaemia
We also are always making up and sending memory boxes out (WORLDWIDE) to bereaved parents and their families
I can not thank you all enough for helping me keep Maggie’s memory alive …. this page and the fundraising is all we have and as long as I have breath in my lungs I will never ever stop talking about my perfect beautiful baby girl
Fly high Maggie Pearl Parsons
born sleeping 39 weeks and 5 days gestation
mummy and daddy love you so very much xx
Thursday 26th April, 2018
This was donated by Maggie’s Legacy and Friends of Serenity which is run by Joanne
in memory of her son Luke xx
We want to say thank you to Joanne for being a part of this and I am so proud to have worked along side you,
THANK YOU to all of our supporters who make all we do possible, to help families when their child dies
Thank you to Sam Barker for helping run the page and Jill Moz for making all the lovely pillows in memory of her son Christopher xx