Tree of Life Appeal – #DoTheTreePose challenge

This year, we are commemorating 10 years since our founder, Jo Edwards, set up Friends of Serenity following the loss of her own son, Luke, in 2013.  

We knew we had to do something special to commemorate the occasion and behind the scenes this year, we have been working to get a special project up and running – a sculpture at Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre at Burnley General Hospital, where we can remember our babies.  

A 4m high tree sculpture created by Lancashire artist, Ruth Moilliet, will stand proudly in the hospital garden, signifying the space as a calm and reflective spot and under the colourful flowers on the tree.  

Tree sculpture illustration

Our hopes are that this space will provide comfort for anybody who has experienced baby loss, no matter how much time has passed. Bereaved parents, friends, family, co-workers, everybody will be welcome to use the garden as a place to remember their much-loved babies.  

We are naming this project the Tree of Life and hope the garden will become a focal point for Wave of Light memorial ceremonies during Baby Loss Awareness Week each October.

The project will cost £50,000 and we need your help to get there.  

There’s a link below to donate any amount you wish, but we’re also running a fundraising challenge…  

We’re asking you to do the #DoTheTreePose – here’s what you need to do:  

  1. Take a photo of yourself in the ‘Tree Pose’ (see below) 

  2. Donate £5 via JustGiving 

  3. Post it on your social media and use the hashtag #DoTheTreePose

  4. Nominate 5 other people in your post to do the same

Jo Edwards, Founder of Friends of Serenity

Please donate your £5 here and make sure to nominate five others to join you!

Here’s how to do the #DoTheTreePose, as demonstrated by hypnobirthing teacher, yoga instructor, and trainee midwife Briony Aston: 

Briony Aston is supporting our campaign by taking part in the #DoTheTreePose challenge

Thank you for reading and supporting this project and for what we’ve been able to achieve over the last 10 years through your donations.  

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