Activity Updates

We try to keep everyone updated on our donations as they go out.

Read the articles below to see what’s been happening recently.

 

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

Wednesday 11th November, 2020

This morning Maggie’s Stillbirth Legacy has donated £100 to Pip Page for Blackburn Nightsafe.

Currently helping 20 homeless, 16 to 24 year olds, Pip is making up Christmas bags for them all to include some food, sweets, toiletries, snacks, little gift, gloves etc.

 

Saturday 24th October, 2020

We have donated £100 to BRIERCLIFFE LODGE CARE HOME

This is to give the residents a good Christmas seeing as none of them have seen their families or had a snuggle with them since March. The money was donated to Karen Smith who is an angel grandma to TEDDY.

Below is a pic of Karen and her Dad, who is a resident at Briercliffe Lodge.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MAGGIE’S STILLBIRTH LEGACY!

 

Saturday 12th September, 2020

WE HAVE DONE IT! CUDDLE COT NUMBER 13, (and a wipe clean moses basket and follow on memory boxes) was paid for yesterday.

I can not thank everyone on Maggie’s Stillbirth Legacy page ENOUGH for bidding/buying/taking part in raffles so we can raise the huge amount of £2675.00 for us to be able to buy all of this.

This is going to a funeral home in Haslingden and will enable families to spend time and make memories for a number of days after their baby/child has died

It really means the world and more to be able to do this!!! As those memories are all we have to last us our lifetime xx

THANK YOU xx

Thursday 23rd July, 2020

WOW!! We just had a donation of £100 from Raffles for Refuge and Services on Facebook!
Thank you so much to Natalie Louise for this! She runs a raffle page raising money for men, women and children fleeing serious domestic violence and is very passionate about this cause. They receive donations and raffle these off to raise the money, similar to Maggie’s Legacy. Join their group for some great raffles and to help them raise much needed funds.

Friday 10th July, 2020

“They say money can’t buy happiness, but in certain scenarios it really can.”
Today we donated £200 to Leelans Chance. Leelan was born 8 weeks premature, on the 4th of November, 2014, with an immediate diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy. They are aiming to raise £20,000 to enable Leelan to have surgery to improve the quality of his life. For the full story please visit “Leelans Chance” on Facebook.

Tuesday 1st July, 2020

Today Maggie’s Stillbirth Legacy donated a Wipe Clean Moses basket to KC Funeral Service, care of Emma Childerley, the owner.

These are specially designed to go with the cuddle cots as they are made with the holes in the side for the pipes, and are breathable to help families keep their babies longer after they have died.
Thank you all as always for your ongoing support xx

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 🦋
🦋 £200 Poppy-Mai 🦋
🦋 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 🦋
🦋 Cuddle 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 🦋
🦋 Wipe Clean 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 🦋
🦋 £200 to Leelans chance, a little boy who needs life saving surgery 🦋
🦋 Every year we donate a minimum of £30 to Emma O’Malley, to give chocolates to children and families at Ronald McDonald house, Manchester 🦋
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

Tuesday 23rd June, 2020

Today we donated the 12th Cuddle Cot to Barton and Hallworth Funeral Service in Oswaldtwistle.

This came with a Moses basket and 10 memory boxes, funded by Maggie’s Stillbirth Legacy, but made and donated by Tonia Collins in memory of her beautiful daughter Annie.
As always thank you all for your support enabling us to help families who lost their children.
I would like to add to this that this funeral service is ONE OF THE BEST I have been to!! The empathy and level of care they give is something else it really is!! It was an absolute privilege to give them this cuddle cot to help support families that little more xx

Friday 29th May, 2020

Maggie’s stillbirth legacy has got CUDDLE COT NUMBER 12!!

This will enable parents and families to spend more time with their babies and children that have died and create ever lasting memories.
So many people are not working or have taken a massive pay cut BUT still you support Maggie’s stillbirth legacy 👼🏼💖
WE CANT BELIEVE IT!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all your support xx

Tuesday 12th May, 2020

Today Maggie’s Stillbirth Legacy donated just over £115 of plates, bowls, cups, glasses and cutlery sets to Ian Obo for the house he has done up to give a start to homeless people 👼🏼💖

(He got them off the doorstep and Molly took the picture, so within “rules” of social distancing)

We want to say a huge WELL DONE to Obo as he has done this house up for others all out of his own pocket!!!

Friday 8th May, 2020

Today, Maggie’s stillbirth legacy donated 100 mummy, daddy and baby toiletries packs …. these cost us just under £500 to make 👼🏼💖
We donated these to Burnley general hospital, Lancashire women’s and new born centre. These care packs are made up of hygiene products and are for families in those first few days to enable them to look after themselves – Shampoo, deodorant, body spray, cream.

Thank you also to Kirsty Hindmarsh for giving her commission from the supply of roll-on deodorants and men’s hair and body wash back to Maggie’s as a donation! 🦋

Love to you all from Sarah, Mark and Maggie xxx

April/May, 2020

Throughout the Lockdown crisis Jill Moz has been stitching wash bags and button bands for masks for our local key workers. She has donated these on behalf of Maggie’s Stillbirth Legacy and, having already made 70+ bags, is continuing to do so.

Thanks Jill for your continued help in these difficult times.

Saturday 11th April, 2020

Wow!! What a week.

During Lockdown 2020 we have continued our daily auctions with Mark offering Non-Contact local delivery. And everyone has been buying. Which means we now have raised enough for our 11th (!!!) Cuddle Cot and wipe clean Moses Basket! These will be given to a funeral directors in Blackburn to enable parents and families to spend time and make precious memories with their babies and children that have died.

As always I cannot thank you enough for your ongoing support. Not being able to visit Maggie’s grave during these difficult times is really starting to affect me. So now, because of this, I feel close to her again.

Happy Easter to you all from Sarah, Mark and Maggie xxx

Friday 10th April, 2020

Today we donated £200 to Stacey Scholes to be given to East Lancashire Hospice.

During these strange times of Lockdown 2020 it’s even harder for charities to get income so they need all the extra help we can give. And East Lancs Hospice holds a special place on our hearts as it is where Marks mum spent her last hours.

Thanks for all your purchases through our auctions as that’s how we make this all happen.

Tuesday 17th March, 2020

Today we donated 40 Mother’s Day bags for all the Mummies (this Sunday) with babies in NICU at Burnley Hospital.

Thank you to everyone who donated the goodies to help fill these bags and make this possible.

Wednesday 29th January, 2020

Today, Maggie’s Stillbirth Legacy donated TWO Cuddle cots, TWO wipe clean Moses baskets and some beautiful Angel gowns and Blankets (made by Jill Moz) to Royal United Hospital in Bath.

I was humbled and honoured to do this donation today. The bereavement room and and the extra things this hospital does to help parents and families whose babies have died is so amazing.

Thank you for letting Maggie’s Legacy help.

Thanks also to my Daddy, Uncle Tom and Sister-In-Law Zoe for coming and supporting me today.

Friday 24th January, 2020

Today, Maggie’s Stillbirth Legacy donated “Follow On” memory boxes to Co-op Funeral Care in Blackburn.

These boxes are given when parents and families need them at the worst, most painful times of their lives . . . . when their baby or child has died.

These boxes have gone alongside a Cuddle Cot, donated by Danielle and Wes in memory of their son, Jacob.

Thursday 9th January, 2020

Today, Maggie’s Stillbirth Legacy donated “Follow On” memory boxes to Co-op Funeral Care in Burnley.

These boxes are given when parents and families need them at the worst, most painful times of their lives . . . . when their baby or child has died.

These boxes were donated alongside Angel Gowns, tissue pouches and more. The Angel Gowns were declared as “beautiful”. Thank you to everyone who had donated their wedding dress in order for these to be made.

“Thank you so much for all your support and helping us to continue supporting families whose babies have died. My heart bursts with pride seeing Mark donating these in memory of our baby girl.” Sarah

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