Can’t find someone to sponsor or maybe there’s a certain challenge you’ve been meaning
to complete. Well that sounds likes the perfect excuse to do something a little
crazy For Lucie. Be it a 5k fun run, a full blow marathon or a mammoth bike ride
it’s a great way to raise funds and awareness. Thanks to the guys at Just Giving
it’s as easy as falling into a bath of beans. Just click below and you’ll be raising
funds before you can say Lands End to John O’Groats.
Your donations make a difference. We use your money to maximise benefit to others.
In assessing how we use your money we have one simple test. Did it, or would it,
make a difference to Jon and Trish. Below are some examples of where your hard earned
£20 buys a teddy for a sibling to give to a lost loved one and one to keep. Simple
but effective a shared special bond and a farewell gift.
£30 provides a “memory box”. A keep sake box that allows families to collect and
store some of those reminders of happier times.
£300 for Blood sampling for research
£500 provides training for medical staff on how to deal with bereaved families. An
opportunity to help those who help so many through difficult times.
How we use your donations
Sometimes it feels like we get taxed for everything we do and most things we don’t.
However on this occasion the Tax Man is your friend. By virtue of being a UK Tax
payer we get an additional 25% which makes that donation go that much further. All
you have to do is to remember to tell us. For sponsorship check the option on the
form, for texts reply to initial thank you, and for one of donations just drop us
a declaration. For those on a higher tax rate there’s a further opportunity to reclaim
more tax. Don’t be shy.
Text us your donations
In 2010 there were an estimated 2.1 trillion texts sent. That’s a mere 200,000 per
second. But just imagine one of those could be you sending us a fiver. It really
couldn’t be easier just text LUCY04 £5 to 70070. If you want to give us more simply
change amount and best of all of your donation comes to us.
We have some great support and even better supporters. You can find a list of those
people do events to raise funds For Lucie here. By sponsoring them you supporting
them supporting us. For each sponsored event there will have been many hours on
the road, in the gym, in the kitchen so you can be sure that you get your money’s
Good ol’ internet
When Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1990 how could he have known
that you’d have been using his invention to read this. Let alone that you’d be clicking
the link below to donate some funds to For Lucie. There are options for different
amounts and giving on a regular basis.
We work closely with the Child Bereavement Team at Nottingham Children’s Hospital.
The team’s made up of two great individuals Jackie Browne and Alison Rushton. The
work they do makes a real difference to those families suffering the loss of a child
or baby. How do we know? We know because we benefited from their help, support
and advice after the loss of Lucie.
Put simply Jackie and Alison are stars. They’re the team of two who support families
grieving the loss of a baby or child. Whilst no one can take the pain of loosing
a loved one away through their work they help to create some good memories of a difficult
One area they try and help is by the creation of keep sakes, for example taking foot
and hand prints of loved ones for parents like this one of Lucie’s.