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The Be Together events are funded by the wonderful grant we have received from Global's Make Some Noise charity. 

The Aching Arms Be Together events are an opportunity for our community to come together.

Held throughout the UK, they provide an opportunity to spend time doing activities with others who have some understanding of what you have experienced. Our past events include, football matches for Dads, picnics, camp fire and tree planting events and a sibling fun farm day. 

When attending an event, there is no expectation that you will discuss your story, but if you choose to, you can share it with those around you. We want you to know you are not alone, and our events can be a way of creating new memories in honour of a baby special to you. 

We would love to see you at one of our upcoming events, you can find out more by clicking on the events coming up box below and following us on social media.

You have enquires, you are welcome to contact Claire, our Be Together Project Lead at betogether@achingarms.co.uk. 

Meet Claire, our Be Together Project Lead here: 


Coffee Morning - Aching Arms Hub in Halesowen.

Coffee Morning - Aching Arms Hub in Halesowen.

Our Be Together coffee mornings are for bereaved families who have experienced the heartbreak of losing a baby, during pregnancy, at birth or soon after.

Come along for support and understanding in a safe and compassionate environment at our coffee mornings.

Whether you're seeking advice, friendship, or simply a listening ear, you'll find it here among fellow parents who have walked a path similar to your own.
Together, we can support each other through this journey of grief.

There is no need to sign up, just come along between 10am and 12pm to our Aching Arms Hub.

If you have any questions about attending, please contact Sharon, who is hosting the event at shop@achingarms.co.uk

Date: Thursday 18th July 2024

Time: 10 am - 12 pm. 

Location: 49 Summer Hill, Halesowen, B63 3BU.

Directions.

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Future dates of coffee mornings will be: Thursday 22nd August 2024 and then every 3rd Thursday of the month. 


Walk Together - Manchester

Walk Together - Manchester

Come and join us for our adults only Walk Together event at the beautiful Heaton Park. 

It is an easy paced walk for bereaved parennts suitable for all fitness levels. The focus is on 'walk and talk' rather than a workout as we understand how valuable it can be to talk or just be in the company of others who share your experience.

The walk will be lead by Volunteers, Delphine and Mel and you are more than welcome to bring along other adult family members and friends.     

Date: Wednesday 21st August 2024

Time: 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Location:  Heaton Park, Manchester M25 2GT.

Directions.

Meeting point: St Margaret’s Road Car Park, opposite the bowling green. 

Other information:
Parking: Entry to the country park is free but parking charges apply. Parking is pay and display only which applies to the drive, as well as the car parks. Payment can be made by card (contactless/pin), RingGo (by phone/app) or cash. 

Click here for more information and to sign up


Walk Together - Southampton

Walk Together - Southampton

Come and join us for our Walk Together event at the beautiful Itchen Valley Country Park. 

Much like our other walks this will be an easy paced walk for bereaved parents and family members suitable for all fitness levels. The walk will be lead by Donna one of the Trustees of Aching Arms and will be followed by a FREE tea/coffee and a slice of cake in the on site café.   

Date: Sunday 8th September 2024

Time: 3pm-5pm

Location:  Itchen Valley Country Park, Allington Lane, West End, Southampton. SO30 3HQ

Meeting Point: Outside the woodland café opposite the play park. 

Parking: Entry to the country park is free but parking charges apply. Parking is pay and display only which applies to the drive, as well as the car parks. Payment can be made by card (contactless/pin), RingGo (by phone/app) or cash.

Directions

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Sign up and find out more here.


Let's Get Out - Family Foresty Session with Camp Fire Lunch

Let's Get Out - Family Foresty Session with Camp Fire Lunch

Come along and join us at our Family Foresty Session in Essex in colloboration with Let's Get Out, followed by a camp fire lunch. 

The 4 hour session is aimed at bereaved families and siblings.  We will come together in the woods and enjoy activities such as bush craft and treasure hunts, culminating in cooking your own lunch over a campfire.  It really is fun for all the family.  

Each family attending will get to dedicate a comfort bear in memory of a baby special to them, to their local hospital. 

Refreshments will be provided, please let us know of any dietary requirements on the form below.    

Date: Saturday 14th September 2024
Location:  Kelvedon Hatch, near Chelmsford Essex (exact location to be confirmed)

Other information: Whilst this is a free event we are asking for a booking fee of £5 per person/couple, this will be returned on your attendance and helps us clarify attendance numbers.  Cheques will be returned on the day and bank transfers will be returned within 3 working days for those who attend.

Click here to sign up


Family Event at Bekonscot Model Villiage

Family Event at Bekonscot Model Villiage

In collaboration with Footprints Baby Loss Charity we would love for you and your family to come and join us for the day at Bekonscot model Village. The day is aimed at bereaved families, including siblings and surviving twin/triplets. 

Located in the town of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire you will spend the day with other bereaved families exploring a wonderful little world set within the most beautiful gardens. You can navigate your way around the lighthouse and boating pond using our remote controlled boats. There is a small additional fee for this attraction which accepts cashless payment only.  There is also a pirate themed play area which has been recently installed.

Entrance to the village is FREE and every family attending will be able to dedicate a bear for free in memory of a baby/babies special to them.  However, we do ask for a £5 refundable deposit to secure your space (which you can choose to donate to the charities).  

The day will run from 10:30 – 2:30. We will start by meeting at the entrance.  We will then head over to the education centre, which will be our base for the day.  In the education centre there will be craft activities for you to do at your leisure or you can go off and explore the wonderful village and gardens.  We will then come together at 12:00 for lunch.  After lunch you can continue to explore the village.

We understand coming to these events can be a big step and feel overwhelming.  We want you to know this is ok, we are also bereaved parents and we will be there to support you if needed.  

Date: Sunday 29th September 2024

Time: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm.

Location: Bekonscot Model Villiage, Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 2PL

Directions.

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For further information and to sign up click here


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