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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 […]

£19383 Donated
38.77% Funded

Reach for Rainbows

Our Rainbow boxes cost us between £45-£50 to create with each item carefully selected and wrapped by hand. In 2021 we want to Reach for Rainbows and we’ve created a fundraising campaign to help us do that. If you would like to donate to the campaign or run a fundraiser for this project just click […]

£590 Donated
11.8% Funded

Mama Academy Wallets

For the past two years, Friends of Serenity have funded 7500 Mama Academy Wellbeing Wallets for families in East Lancashire. MAMA Academy was set up in 2012 to help more babies arrive safely, as the UK has one of the highest stillbirth rates in the developed world. These Mama wallets would normally cost families £2 […]

£608 Donated

Rainbow Baby Boxes

Our newest project is creating Rainbow Boxes to give families following the birth of their Rainbow Babies. A rainbow baby is a baby born after a miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal loss. We understand how challenging a Rainbow pregnancy can be and know that the birth of a Rainbow Baby may well be full of bittersweet […]

£693 Donated

The New Butterfly Suite is launched-June 10th 2015

(Article from the trust) The Mayor of Burnley, Cllr Liz Monk, was joined by staff from East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust as she officially opened the new Butterfly Suite at the Central Birth Suite at Burnley General Hospital. The idea and the main drive for the Butterfly Suite came from Joanne and Mark Edwards and […]

£20015 Donated
100.08% Funded

Medafore Scan Trainer

For many years East Lancashire hospital trust have been focused on trying to prevent stillbirths. We are aware that one of the preventable causes of stillbirth is babies that have not grown appropriately, intrauterine growth retardation or IUGR.  Women who are at risk are referred for a scan. However, there is shortage both locally and […]

£28324 Donated
101.16% Funded

Memory Boxes

        ‘Luke’s Angel Friend’ Memory boxes are to support families in collecting cherished memories of their baby, no matter what gestation they are born.  These are put together by Joanne our founder.         We were pleased to have delivered our first 10 of  ‘Luke’s Angel Friend’ memory boxes to the hospital on Monday 23rd […]

£3093 Donated

Serenity Suite Conversion-The project begins

The room that will become a 2nd Serenity Suite This photo is of the room which we are raising money for.  Currently this clinical room is your basic delivery suite.  Our hopes are to make this suite comforting for women who are ill or suffer loss during pregnancy.  It will be used by parents who […]

£12981 Donated

Trisomy 13 Awareness

  Our Logo represents Trisomy 13/Patau’s Syndrome the 3rd most common Chromosomal syndrome after Down’s syndrome(Trisomy 21) and Edwards Syndrome(Trisomy 18). The colours in the ribbon represent love, life and joy. What is Trisomy 13/Patau’s Syndrome? Inside all of the cells of our bodies there are tiny structures called chromosomes. These chromosomes carry the genes […]

£2698 Donated
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