Oscar’s Wish Foundation would like to say a HUGE thank you to the wonderful staff at ABN AMRO in Haywards Heath for their incredible donation of £2,670.00 in April. Barry, Commercial Manager said “Your charity was put forward by Tracy …….. for consideration and I’m pleased to say that you were voted in by the staff so we have been fundraising for you.” Tracy said “I nominated OWF for our quarterly charity. I’m pleased you got voted in. Also pleased it will make a difference t
7 years ago today we were setting up ready for the day that we had been building up to, working hard for and fundraising to create. Feeling nervous and quite unsure if anyone would arrive to the launch we were very surprised to actually not be able to fit everyone in. The *Official* launch of Oscar’s Wish Foundation and ribbon cutting presentation took place with friends, family, members of our community and some hospital staff. A very overwhelming afternoon has lead us to to
“The stigma attached to talking therapies is disappearing”- (Source) British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) "People in any situation and at any time in their life could benefit from counselling." 👥 Parents who are referred or self refer to Oscar's Wish Foundation explain how they are able to unpick what has happened and slowly work through each stage with the help of a qualified, competent and understanding counsellor funded by us. 🗣 Counselling is a t
How can we support children after the loss of a baby? Many of us may question exactly this if we have other children, cousins or little people that will ask "where is the baby?" or "why were you in hospital and don't have your baby?" like my little brother did. That was a hard, hard day. There are resources that can help us try to explain what has happened and help children make sense of their feelings. Many of the books that are written are to help children understand their
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Online reading of names to remember our loved babies this Christmas 2021
Last year we were able to record a service hosted by OWF, parents and Rev Jo Elliott in place of an in person service due to the pandemic. Sadly this year due to a combination of ill health, insurance and regulations on hosting an in person service within the church, OWF a
Today is Day 3- BLAW2021 and we will be talking to lovely Jenni from All Ears counselling, based here in #Sussex. Jenni works alongside us at Oscars Wish Foundation from here private practice and has done for 4 years. Jenni offers bereavement counselling and support to couples and families who have sadly experienced baby loss, including IVF, miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death. The funded sessions that we offer would not be possible without the core service that Jenni
Dr Kara Davey, Clinical Psychologist and Oscar's Wish Foundation Trustee runs monthly support for parents affected by the loss of a baby or babies. Kara had a stillbirth in 2017 and is passionate about helping other loss parents. "There is no footprint too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world" Kara's sessions are run on Zoom and last about 45 mins-1 hour. These sessions are free and support is offered from both Kara and other members within the group. "I cannot
17th July 2021 Refurbishment projects have become a huge part of our work and a huge part of our need to fundraise. The beautiful “Precious Stars” quiet room at the University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust site the Princess Royal Hospital, Hayward’s Heath has already brought comfort to families within days of being finished. We have had the most beautiful messages, thanks and kind feedback which has humbled us even more. "I would like to personally thank you all for t
Getting involved with Oscar's Wish Foundation as a Corporate Partner could not be easier. We invite companies to explore how we can create a unique support package for you to make Oscar's Wish Foundation part of your CSR Programme. In the last 6 years we have worked with some incredible companies and the support that they have shown has enabled change, support and development within our Charity and Bereavement Care in Sussex. By creating a unique partnership you can make a di
We know that you are looking for your next #challenge and what better reason than do it for Oscar’s Wish Foundation and families in #sussex This virtual challenge is suitable for everyone to take part in. You can choose how to complete your Family 5k walk run cycle or choose the best way for you You can complete this distance over the month of June if you wish.
Every entrant will receive an Oscar’s Wish Foundation Medal.
Only £6 per entry and all proceeds will benefit our fa
T-minus 30 mins until our *LIVE* interview with Uckfield FM and the wonderful Tony Williams. We will be talking about how our charity is making provisions to ensure that we can continue to support #sussex families after the devastating loss of their baby or babies. Working closely with the #nhs and the amazing teams at the BSUH hospitals in Sussex. Join us in 30 mins on 105 FM to listen in.
Love OWF 💙💗 Listen to the interview here - http://www.uckfieldfm.co.uk/2