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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 Joanna Nichol

11th July 2024

For:Little Roo

3rd January 2025

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Hayley Cowling

11th July 2024

For:Baby Cowling

28th May 2024

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Hayley Cowling

11th July 2024

For:Baby Cowling

7th March 2024

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Hayley Cowling

11th July 2024

For:Baby Cowling

5th September 2023

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Hayley Cowling

11th July 2024

For:Baby Cowling

28th April 2023

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Hayley Cowling

11th July 2024

For:Baby Cowling

2nd August 2022

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Hayley Cowling

11th July 2024

For:Baby Cowling

22nd December 2021

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Hayley Cowling

11th July 2024

For:Baby Cowling

16th November 2021

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Hayley Cowling

11th July 2024

For:Baby Cowling

20th August 2021

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Louise Shields

9th July 2024

For:Baby L Shields

27th March 2024

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Mr Nick Westrup

9th July 2024

In loving memory of our precious angel, who is forever in our hearts and thoughts.

For:Isabella Westrup-Aparicio

17th July 2024

£72.00 + £18.00 Gift Aid

Mrs Katie Webb

9th July 2024

For:Georgia Webb

13th July 2023

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Megan Smart

8th July 2024

Our babies will look out for each other, wherever they may be. Sending you lots of love at this difficult time x

For:Solomon Smart

9th July 2022

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Ms Carol Osborne

8th July 2024

Dear sweet Olivia

For:Olivia

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Laura Rowan

8th July 2024

Happy 6th birthday Angel, love you always 💞🌻

For:Ava Rowan

5th July 2018

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Miss Harriet Jones

7th July 2024

For:Anaïa Sapphire

4th June 2024

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Alma Archer

7th July 2024

For:steven

£36.00 + £9.00 Gift Aid

Mr Tom Taylor

6th July 2024

For:Summer-Ann

16th July 2018

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Miss Kayleigh Mullan

5th July 2024

I hope Teddy Freya gives you some comfort to hold when thinking of your wee baby.

For:Freya mullan

29th January 2024

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Siobhan Goodwin

5th July 2024

Happy 5th Birthday in the stars to our beautiful girl Elsie. Dreaming of you every day. Love and miss you always. Daddy, mammy, kitty and Zac xxxxx

For:Elsie Violet Carol Goodwin

5th July 2019

£54.00 + £13.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Jade Webb

5th July 2024

In loving memory of Baby Webb 05/07/2020

For:Baby Webb

5th July 2020

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mr Daniel Capper-Mullins

4th July 2024

In loving memory of our gorgeous girl Beau

For:Beau Beasley

2nd November 2023

£700.00 + £175.00 Gift Aid

Miss Eisha Hassan

4th July 2024

In memory of our beautiful angel Sophia Tucker born sleeping on 11th May 2024

For:Sophia Tucker

11th May 2024

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Stephanie Wilson

4th July 2024

For:Olivia Grace Wilson

29th June 2024

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

Mrs Anna Schwarz

3rd July 2024

In loving memory of our baby boy Ollie, who was born sleeping. We miss him every day xxx

For:Ollie Schwarz

27th June 2024

£36.00 + £9.00 Gift Aid

Mrs Louise Jackson

3rd July 2024

We hope this bear gives you a little comfort at this difficult time.

For:Benjamin Jackson

1st June 2024

£18.00 + £4.50 Gift Aid

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