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We rely on donations and the support of our amazing fundraisers. The vital funds you raise ensures we can continue to offer comfort and support to bereaved families across the UK.

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 getinvolved@achingarms.co.uk 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.


Forget Me Not Tea Party

Forget Me Not Tea Party

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. Our tea party season runs during the spring from 1st March to 30th June 2022.

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 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?

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)


London Landmarks Half Marathon – April 2023

London Landmarks Half Marathon – April 2023

Taking place on Sunday 2nd April 2023, this is the only half marathon (13.1 miles) to go through both the City of London and the City of Westminster. From cultural landmarks and heritage to the city's quirky and hidden secrets, London Landmarks runners will get a chance to explore the capital on a closed road route like no other. Brilliant entertainment adorns the route with musical performances, DJs, dancers, and themed cheer stations - runners may even be serenaded by the sound of Bow Bells!
 
* FREE race entry
* FREE personalised Aching Arms running vest
* Support from our experienced and compassionate team
* Access to our marathon community for peer support from fellow runners
* Fun and vibrant Aching Arms cheer station on race day
 
Take on this award-winning central London race and enjoy an amazing experience whilst raising awareness and funds for a cause close to your heart - help us offer comfort and support to families just like yours.
 
To join #TeamAchingArms please apply here.


‘The Big Half’ Half Marathon – September 2022

‘The Big Half’ Half Marathon – September 2022

Taking place on Sunday 4th September 2022, this race follows a stunning 13.1 mile closed-road course, starting by Tower Bridge and finishing at world-famous Cutty Sark in Greenwich. Take in the sights of London and run alongside the River Thames with a fantastic festival atmosphere, and a route that goes through the four London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lewisham, and Greenwich. ‘The Big Half’ celebrates community, togetherness, culture, and diversity with its theme ‘We Run as One’.
 
* FREE race entry
* FREE personalised Aching Arms running vest
* Support from our experienced and compassionate team
* Access to our marathon community for peer support from fellow runners

Take on this unique London-based event and enjoy an amazingly rewarding experience whilst raising funds for of Aching Arms.

To join #TeamAchingArms please apply here.


VIRTUAL TCS London Marathon – October 2022

VIRTUAL TCS London Marathon – October 2022

Run your marathon your way, in a location of your choice, over a 24-hour period on Sunday 2nd October 2022. Still be part of this iconic race, still receive the official finisher’s t-shirt and medal, raise awareness of the impact of baby loss, and fundraise for Aching Arms.

The most inclusive marathon yet. You can run, jog, or walk the 26.2 miles. Complete the miles in one go, or in sections throughout the day. Choose to run solo or as part of a team. Use the official TCS app to log your miles and receive the official London Marathon medal and t-shirt.  

FREE race entry, a FREE personalised Aching Arms running vest, plus lots of lovely support and encouragement as part of Team Aching Arms.

Take on this epic race and raise funds to help us offer comfort and support to bereaved families.

Please apply here for one of our VIRTUAL London Marathon 2022 places.


Miles in Memory – October 2022

Miles in Memory – October 2022

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).


Donate a Bear at Christmas

Donate a Bear at Christmas

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, in 2021 our supporters had the option of their baby’s name being added to a snowflake on our beautiful ‘Snowflake Kisses’ graphic. The graphics were shared on our social media platforms throughout December culminating with a special snow fall montage on Christmas Eve.

Donate a Bear at Christmas will be back in November 2022.


Say Their Name

Say Their Name

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.

Last 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. Say Their Name will be back in 2023.

You can see Leanne's 2021 Say Their Name tribute here.


VIRTUAL TCS London Marathon – April 2023

VIRTUAL TCS London Marathon – April 2023

Back in April for the first time in 3 years, Aching Arms will support you every step of the way when you take on your marathon your way, in a location of your choice, over a 24-hour period on Sunday 23rd April 2023. Still be part of this iconic race, still receive the official finisher’s t-shirt and medal, raise awareness of the impact of baby loss, and fundraise for Aching Arms.

Run, jog, or walk the 26.2 miles. Complete the miles in one go, or in sections throughout the day. Choose to run solo or as part of a team. Use the official TCS app to log your miles and receive the official London Marathon medal and t-shirt.  

FREE race entry, a FREE personalised Aching Arms running vest, plus lots of lovely support and encouragement as part of Team Aching Arms.

Take on this epic race and raise funds to help us offer comfort and support to bereaved families.

Please apply here for one of our VIRTUAL London Marathon 2023 places.


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