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On behalf of myself and my trustees I would like to announce the exciting date for our Charity Ball for 2017!
We are pleased to announce the official date for our 2nd Charity Ball.
Saturday April 8th 2017 at the stunning Buxted Park Hotel.
This year we are hosting less tickets so to ensure that you are not disappointed we request that you show your interest asap.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow!
Please take a look at our photographs from our 2016 Ball and see how much fun everyone had!
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Oscar's Wish Foundation has now sent out over 100 Love-a-Bear Memory Bears locally to our families.
These beautiful bears mark and honour thier precious child's life in a way that allows other siblings to cuddle and hold when they are missing them.
One of our grateful parents said "Our Love-a-Bear Memory Bear arrived this morning in Memory of Frazer who was born to soon in March this year. Our hearts have ached and arms longed to hold him close. The children have not put Frazer Bear down and are currently asleep with him in their beds. Having Frazer Bear has meant that he will always be remembered and to hear his name has brought so much love to my heart.
Thank you OWF for mending us a little."
Oscar's Wish Foundation would like to let you know about a VERY special event that is currently in the planning stages....
We are very proud to announce that in late November this year we are holding a very special event in honour of your precious little ones.
"A Night to Remember" is an event to bring us all together in a special way. The evening is a chance to see all of the support that is available to us, our families and children and honour them in a safe and gentle way.
The evening will offer:
Glass of Prosecco, orange juice or tea or coffee on entry
A few stalls with information about baby loss, other charities and support for us and our children
A guest Speaker (to be confirmed)
Craft table to make a tea light lantern to take home and
Make and laminate two Christmas cards for your precious baby. One for home and one to laminate to place somewhere special (memory garden, forever bed, outside if you wish)
OWF memory Gift shop stall with lots of gentle items to purchase in memory of....
The venue, date and times and to be confirmed based upon interest from our families.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE
Oscar's Wish Foundation has been running for 15 months and 1 day... We launched on February 14th 2015 an in that time have been graced by meeting the most wonderful, loving and heart broken families trying to find their way through this journey called Grief.
We have replied to over 4,000 messages, emails and requests. Sent out gorgeous Love-a-Bear teddy bears (kindly donated by Yes Promo Products). Sent out over 500 leaflets to local hospitals, funeral directors and doctors surgeries.
Had the first 100 Bereavement Bupport Bags into our 2 local hospitals and ran 4 Bereavement Support Workshops. Held 9 awesome fundraisers and a wonderful Charity Ball.
With the amazing, kind and generous help from our volunteers and knitters: crochet'ers we have received 176 sets of tiny little knitted hats and stunning little blankets to be offered to families to dress their babies with dignity.
We cannot have done ANY of this without YOU!
Without YOUR utter kindness and support. Thank you all for making OWF the charity that supports parents, families and children through their toughest days....
To our business supporters –
A Step at a Time Hypnotherapy (Nicky Edwards)
Yes Promo Products (Shirley Price)
Allsorts (James Anderson)
Off the Wall Entertainment (Gemma Morris)
Mimi & Mae (Sarah Comley)
Haskolls insurance (Sue Layton)
Louise Clare Holistic's (Louise Robinson)
Outhouse Entertainment (Ali Gunes)
Fun Net Café (Maria Trinchese)
Potty Moon (Pea Parke)
The amazing shops in Uckfield who so kindly donated items to our grand Raffle!
Our individual supporters – you have All been totally phenomenal!
Our website, YouTube and Facebook followers – thank you for sharing our posts, documentary links, awareness campaigns and stories.
To everyone – thank you x
Obtaining charitable status opens so many doors for us at OWF and would mean we could apply for a variety of grants and funding, helping us grow our local Charity to help more bereaved families and children. With your help to fundraise it would mean we would be a step closer to reaching our goal and raising more awareness for the families whom feel alone and silenced.
All of the above Events have been successful in 2015 – We have been very fortunate to try and attend the event showing our support. We will provide a fundraising pack, balloon, banner, sponsor form, posters, etc to help your event be a success!
To thank the amazing midwives who looked after Gemma during her bed rest in hospital at The Princess Royal Hospital, Hayward's Heath we made an OWF cake to show our appreciation. The midwives recognised Gemma straight away and were very kind in welcoming her back for a cuppa and piece of cake. She shared the news of the recent launch of OWF and what the purpose of the NFPO was.
Thank you YES PROMO PRODUCTS!
Gemma Kybert (Founder and Mummy to Oscar) receives the wonderful promotional t-shirts from promotions director Shirley Price. An exciting and momentous day with a feeling of bittersweet emotion.