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Jacks Law

Around 7,500 child deaths, including around 3,000 stillbirths, occur in the UK every year. I hate the fact my son is a statistic but that’s the sad reality of it.Each year, 10,000 families like us are trying to live with the worst trauma that any parent can face. On top of that, parents have the financial worry of time of work and funeral expenses. When my Jack died, I was very fortunate that I worked for the council so I was eligible for 6 months full sick pay. Unfortunately, that is not the case for many bereaved parents. As there...
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Thank you all for your support 2019

As another year comes to an end and we reflect on the year gone by, I just want to thank you all for your support this in 2019. Without you, our work would not be possible so I just wanted to let you see what YOU made possible this year…. We provided free one to one/couples counselling to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings, five times per day, three days per week, all year. We provided telephone support and support meetings for bereaved parents. We distributed over 200 memory boxes to hospitals and bereaved families. We trained parents and families in Emergency Paediatric first aid. We...
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Christmas Wishes Pantomime

Christmas Wishes ..... This Saturday and Sunday we are sending over 150 bereaved families to see Jack and the Beanstalk at the Kings Theatre in Glasgow. I was very lucky that I got take Jack to the Pantomine and it’s such a precious memory for me.Memories are so important and that is why we have chosen this Christmas Wish. For many of these families, there will be one very special person missing at the Pantomine, they will most definitely be there in everyone’s hearts. ALL tickets were sent by recorded delivery over 2/3 weeks so everyone should have received them by now. Once again,...
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Christmas Wishes

Christmas Wishes .... This weekend we are sending 45 families who have lost a sibling to meet Santa at Hamleys.These gift bags are all ready and waiting for the children to receive and we can’t wait for them to make special memories with their families.In this bag, they will each receive a selection box, Brightest star band and £20 Hamleys voucher to buy a present from the brother or sister that they sadly lost. All spaces at Hamleys and gift bags have been paid for by Brightest Star so PLEASE contact us if your child can no longer make it.This will give...
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Christmas Pantomime

As much as I have thousands of photographs of Jack, I still find it really difficult to look at them.Photographs make my heart hurt, seeing my beautiful boy, his happy little face and his beautiful smile, make me miss him even more than I already do.When I see Jack in photographs or videos, I smile but then I start to cry because they make this nightmare feel like a reality. I am sure one day, I’ll be able to look at all my photographs and they won’t feel as raw but for now, I’m just really thankful to know that I...
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Brightest Star Santa Dash

Christmas is a time for family so it’s also a time to remember family members that we have lost. As part of our Christmas Wishes Campaign, we would love as many people as possible to take part in the 2019 Santa Dash for Brightest Star.Spend an hour of your day walking, jogging or running with family, friends, pets to remember people’s sons/daughters that they have lost. We all be giving out blue brightest star Santa hats 🎅🏻🧢 on the day for you to wear in memory of all bereaved families. The Santa Dash spaces sells out very quickly year so don’t miss out... To...
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