Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity
The death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth is a devastating experience with lifelong consequences for the whole family. Sadly, each year thousands of families face such heartache, with 15 babies dying every single day. Although the UK’s stillbirth rate has fallen slightly in recent years, it remains unacceptably high. We work to support bereaved families and improve the care they receive as well as fund vital research to prevent more families suffering the loss of their precious baby. To do this, we rely on your generosity and your help is greatly appreciated.
Children Are Butterflies
To provide support and guidance to families* who have lost a child of any age. This we will achieve by: - Extending the support network to those families beyond the hospital, healthcare community, families and friends. - Providing a support community, with other parents in similar situations, to reinforce the slogan "You Are Not Alone". This will be achieved through the web site, through meetings and other social events. - Providing financial assistance for those families who are having difficulty paying for standard funeral disbursements**. * Residing in, and requiring a funeral in, the UK. ** Standard funeral disbursements are: Church fees, minister fees, organist fees, cemetery fees, crematorium fees, doctors' fees. (It is usual for these fees to be waived or reduced for a child's funeral.) Standard funeral disbursements ARE NOT: Funeral Director professional fees, funeral printing, vehicles, flowers, press notices, memorials, catering and anything else, considered by the trustees, not to be essential to a basic funeral.
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Float For Freddie's fundraising page

Luke Barker, Russ Palmer

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From the crazy bearded/stubbled blokes who bought you JOGLE 4 Jasmine. We bring you the next epic adventure. Birmingham to London sounds pretty easy? OK how about on a pedalo approx 137 miles at 2mph, oh and the locks? we have to get out and carry the pedalo round them, this is an incredible test of strength and endurance.

Who is Freddie?

Since we completed the JOGLE  I (Luke) and my wife sadly lost baby Freddie following a number of complications. Jasmine now has a brother to play with in the sky.

There is only one way this Daddy and Uncle (Russ) know how to grieve in such heart breaking times. That is to put ourselves through as much as we can to raise awareness and money for the fantastic charities that helped us before and even more so this time around, never do you imagine you would use the charities a second time. Sands UK and Children are Butterflies.

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11.06.17 Well done guys


07.06.17 Really proud of you! Lots of love Pam and family Xxxxxx

06.06.17 Well done lads.

04.06.17 Amazing strength of body, mind and soul. A contribution from your chocolate eating colleagues. Well done.

04.06.17 What an amazing achievement!

04.06.17 Well done

04.06.17 Well done

03.06.17 For a Very amazing, completed challenge and for two very appreciated charities by two legends Luke and Russ. Well Done!!!

02.06.17 You both did a great jobs guys x






31.05.17 As promised

31.05.17 Well done on a fanatic effort


31.05.17 Well done from Danielle's friend x

30.05.17 This is such a worthy cause, well done.

30.05.17 Your Aunt Veronica is my neighbour and has been telling me of your progress on your fund raising event and the reasons why. Well done.

30.05.17 Last little instalment as promised following completion of your latest crazy challenge.

29.05.17 Well done lads another tenner for the finish


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