Led by Sharon from Aching Arms, families and volunteers came together to make Christmas baubles and clay tree decorations in memory of their precious babies. It was a great afternoon that created friendships and allowed the children to be amongst other bereaved siblings.
In collaboration with the lovely Rachel from Rustic and Wild Florists we came together as bereaved parents, family members and volunteers to host a wreath making workshop at our hub in Halesowen, near Birmingham. It was a wonderful two hour session where, as complete beginners, we were able to immerse ourselves in the activity.
We were challenged to a charity friendly match against Atruim Underwriters Ltd, who our one of our Business Partners on Sunday 15th October 2023.
It was a great day for bereaved dads to come together, with their families supporting on the sidelines at Charlton Atheletics Training ground in South London.
Thanks to our friends at the Lily Mae Foundation who challenged us to our first friendly football game for Dads.
The game took place at Birmingham City Training Ground in July 2023, and was a great opportunity to get Dads together with their friends and families supporting them to play a game of football, whilst also remembering our babies.
It was a fantastic day with a great atmosphere, you can read more about our reflections of the day here.
We had a successful event in August 2022, were we co-hosted with the wonderful HayPigs at Jimmy's Farm and Wildlife Park in Suffolk, during the summer holidays.
This event was for siblings and parents. Siblings came together to meet and handle guinea pigs, learn about them and take part in arts and crafts.
It was a great event, that created wonderful memories for the families, and allowed the children to be amongst other bereaved siblings.
Jimmy's Farm kindly gave our group free admission to the farm for the event.
Read more on Haypigs at Jimmy's Farm, where we feature in their article here :Jimmys Interview.pdf
We were delighted to be able to host a picnic under the blossom trees in Hyde Hall, Essex.
This event took place in April 2022 and was an wonderful opportunity for bereaved families and anyone affected by the loss of a baby to come for a few hours and have a picnic together.
In collaboration with the Wilderness Foundation, we hosted our first Aching Arms Community meet up in November 2021.
This is where our Be Together Project began.
This was a wonderful opportunity to come together as Dads, Mums, Siblings, birth partners, grandparents, friends, anyone who has been affected by the loss of a baby.
We session was nature-based and included a campfire, planting a tree for your baby, memory flag making and was supported by the experienced facilitators at the Wilderness Foundation UK in Chelmsford, Essex.
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