There are many different ways to get involved, whether you take part in one of our campaigns, host your own fundraising event, or take on a sporting challenge, we will be delighted to welcome you to Team Aching Arms.
Thank you for everything you do to raise money for us. Your kindness will bring comfort to many and our work quite simply couldn’t happen without you.
If you would like to discuss any fundraising ideas or have any questions, please contact our Fundraising Coordinator, Karen Summers at email@example.com or on 07826 067780.
Taking part in Miles in Memory gave us the space and focus to honour our son, Leo. We really cherished the time – it was a new way to create memories and channel our grief.
Many families find great comfort in donating Aching Arms bears, and for them it's a special way of remembering their baby at Christmas. So, every Christmas we invite you to dedicate a bear in memory of a baby special to you.
Each soft and cuddly Aching Arms bear wears a personalised label that is lovingly handwritten 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. 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.
As a thank you for donating at Christmas, you have the option of your baby’s name being added to a snowflake on our beautiful ‘Snowflake Kisses’ graphic. The graphics are shared on our social media platforms throughout December culminating with a special montage on Christmas Eve.
Click here to Donate a Bear at Christmas.
Our Christmas Virtual Balloon Race is back! Join us for your chance to win £500 cash plus other great prizes.
It’s a 7-day computer simulation race where everything is real except the balloon meaning it’s 100% eco-friendly with no risk of harm to wildlife. Each virtual balloon costs just £3. Name and personalise your balloon by choosing the shape, colour, and pattern. Your balloon can be in memory of someone special, to celebrate Christmas, or just for fun!
Click here to buy your balloons.
Instead of sending traditional, printed Christmas cards this year, please consider donating to Aching Arms and you will receive a beautifully festive eCard that has been exclusively designed for our supporters. There are three designs to choose from, each with five different greetings.
Receive your eCard instantly upon donation, but choose when to send it to your family and friends with the handy scheduling option.
Customise your eCard with your own festive message and choose whether to send different messages to each eCard recipient, or the same message to everyone.
Click here to make a donation and receive your Christmas eCard.
Walk, jog, run, cycle or swim to remember a baby special to you. Throughout October, in support of Baby Loss Awareness Week, we invite you join our Miles in Memory challenge to celebrate the memory of babies who have touched your lives, whilst raising vital funds for Aching Arms. Miles in Memory is a great opportunity to get active and be a part of something special. Your help will ensure we can continue to offer comfort and support to bereaved families following the loss of their baby.
For further information, please see here (pdf).
The Forget Me Not Tea Party is our annual fundraiser to bring people together and we invite you to host your very own tea party. Whether you choose to meet in person or host a virtual event online, a Forget Me Not Tea Party is a great way to connect and catch-up with family, friends or colleagues whilst raising vital funds for Aching Arms. Your event can be in memory of a baby special to you or simply to support our ongoing work.
Bake it, make it, or buy it - will you go traditional or be original when choosing your tasty tea party treats? This year, our tea party season will run to the end of 2021 giving you more choice of when to host your event.
Sign-up and receive your free Tea Party fundraising ePack. It’s jam-packed full of ideas, recipes and tips to help make your tea party a fun and successful event. Click here for full details (PDF)
We understand how important it is for your baby to be remembered and how special it is to hear their name. Say Their Name is our remembrance event to create a beautiful and everlasting tribute to your much-loved babies.
This year's event took place on Friday 14th May 2021, from the stunning surroundings of an ancient bluebell wood. Our Founder/CEO Leanne Turner, started the remembrance by reading a moving poem before she said aloud each of your babies' names in turn. A video recording of the tribute has been shared on our social media platforms. It is our honour to remember your babies in this beautiful, calm, and tranquil place and it is our privilege to bring Aching Arms families together in unison for our remembrance event.
You can see Leanne's 2021 Say Their Name tribute here.
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