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Many parents who have experienced the loss of their baby during pregnancy, at birth, or shortly after, find comfort in receiving the gift of an Aching Arms bear.

Each beautiful bear wears a handwritten label with the name of the baby in whose memory the bear was dedicated. The label also connects families to sources of information, support and understanding.

Many families go on to dedicate an Aching Arms bear in honour of their baby. The bear you donate will be gifted to another bereaved family which extends the arm of friendship and helps other bereaved parents to know they are not alone.

We are proud to provide Aching Arms comfort teddy bears to over 170 UK-wide NHS hospitals, hospices, funeral directors, support groups, and to families who contact us directly.

To donate a bear in memory

*Please donate £18 per bear.

*When prompted, please share the name of the baby in whose memory you are dedicating the bear.

*The baby's date of birth/anniversary/due date/special dates are optional.

*Please remember to tick the GIFT AID box, it boosts your donation by 25% at no extra cost to you and makes a big difference to our charity.

*If you are donating a bear in memory of someone else's baby, please ensure you have the parents' permission and have confirmed how they would like their baby's name to be written on the bear's label.

 

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Where is your bear?

After you have donated, we will add your baby's name to our Bear Dedication List and, when needed, a label will be lovingly handwritten and added to an Aching Arms bear by one of our wonderful volunteers. In hospital, or at home via our postal bear service, your baby's bear will be gifted to another family to help bring them some comfort and let them know they are not alone.

Unfortunately, we are unable to share the location of each individual bear after it has been gifted but please feel assured that every bear will be bringing comfort to another family.

A small number of bear recipients choose to thank Aching Arms and the family who have gifted them a bear via Aching Arms’ dedicated, private facebook group called 'Aching Arms Bears' where bear pictures and messages can be posted. You are welcome to join our group here: Aching Arms Bears

Keepsake eCard

We are able to offer a beautiful, personalised, keepsake eCard showing that you have dedicated an Aching Arms bear in your baby's name. For more details, please visit our Keepsake eCard page after you have donated your bears in memory.

How you make a difference

We rely on voluntary donations and because of your kindness and generosity we can reach the many families who sadly need us. Thank you for choosing to support Aching Arms and for helping us to help families just like yours.

We are here to help

If you have a question or need help making your donation, please get in touch with us at info@achingarms.co.uk or call on 07826 067801.

Recent Donations

Mrs Tara Rowberry-Duignan

17th April 2024

In memory of our beautiful little girl Rosie, the forever missing piece of our family

For:Rosie

17th April 2020

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Susan Hinton

17th April 2024

For:Theodore Matthew

13th August 2022

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Jessica Platt

17th April 2024

For:Sonny Harrison Platt

16th March 2024

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Bry Newman

16th April 2024

Sending lots of love to others family’s from ours. Having our bear given to us has given great comfort and we want to pass the same to another family.

For:Arthur Newman

15th April 2024

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Miss Laura Geary

15th April 2024

The loss we feel will never heal, but I hope you know I also know that pain and I’m sending you love and strength

For:‘Baby Geary’

11th October 2023

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Zosia Charlesworth

14th April 2024

Happy Birthday Angel xx

For:Darla Charlesworth

14th April 2019

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Miss Gemma Briggs

14th April 2024

For:George Arthur Gerald Briggs

10th April 2024

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Sadie Blackmore

13th April 2024

Always in our hearts xx

For:Blackmore babies xx

5th November 2023

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Marie Lennon

13th April 2024

For:Baby Lennon - December 2023

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Janine Clarke

13th April 2024

This bear is from Harvey’s mom and dad ❤️ we love the bear we have received, it really did give me warmth x Can this bear be sent to a particular hospital. If so I’d like it to go to the delivery ward at George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton, Warwickshire please. If not no worries.

For:Harvey James Clarke x

5th June 2024

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Miss Kristina Rutledge

12th April 2024

Payment processed through a Beacon-hosted donation form.

For:Reina Alison Mila Ewart

19th January 2024

£1.00 + £.25 Gift Aid

Miss Kristina Rutledge

12th April 2024

For:Reina Alison Mila Ewart

19th January 2024

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Miss Tracey Willby

12th April 2024

We hope this brings a little comfort at such a difficult time. It has for us x

For:Ellis Jay Cooper

12th April 2024

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Heather Williams

11th April 2024

our baby girl lost her battle to nec at 2 weeks old. it has been the hardest time . i hope this bear gives you the same comfort it gave us. know you are not alone . take care.

For:Evangeline May Williams

23rd March 2024

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mr James Burns

11th April 2024

sending love from our family to yours

For:Adelaide Milly Burns

1st April 2024

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Miss Diane Grace

11th April 2024

Always loved and never forgotten ❤️

For:Baby Grace Briers

3rd July 1997

£72.00 + £18.00 Gift Aid

Miss Laura Wilks

10th April 2024

For my special little girl on your 4th birthday! I love and miss you so much everyday. I hope you’re celebrating your birthday in Heaven with your Great Nanny Doreen. Thinking of you always! Love From Mummy xxxx

For:Maisie Wilks

10th April 2020

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Miss Sarah Lawson

10th April 2024

I’m sorry for your loss. You are not alone.

For:Gerrard Search

12th April 2019

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Miss Abigail Allen

10th April 2024

Our precious angel - carried for a moment, loved for a lifetime. Mummy and Daddy xxx

For:Baby Moulding

23rd March 2024

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Sally Wilks

10th April 2024

Payment processed through a Beacon-hosted donation form.

For:Maisie Wilks

10th April 2020

£1.00 + £.25 Gift Aid

Ms Amy Wilks

10th April 2024

For our little angel Maisie on her 4th heavenly birthday 10.04.20. Love you always from Ben, Amy & Charlie xxx

For:Maisie Wilks

10th April 2020

£54.00 + £13.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Sally Wilks

10th April 2024

In loving memory of our precious Granddaughter Maisie on her 4th birthday 10.04.24. "We think about you always We talk about you still You have never been forgotten And you never will" All our love forever & always love Nanny & Grandad xx

For:Maisie Wilks

10th April 2020

£36.00 + £9.00 Gift Aid

Mrs Katherine Hamilton

9th April 2024

For:Theodore William Hamilton

16th February 2024

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Miss Katie Coomes

9th April 2024

I hope this beat helps in some way, like it helped me

For:Willow Doreen Newman-Coomes

9th April 2023

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Karen Bailey

9th April 2024

Sending love. You are not alone xx

For:Grace

23rd September 2006

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Rupreet Mead

8th April 2024

For:Thea Kaur Mead

8th September 2023

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

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