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Donate A Bear In Memory

Donate A Bear In Memory

Why we need your help

Many parents who have experienced the loss of a baby during pregnancy, at birth, or shortly afterwards, find comfort in receiving the gift of an Aching Arms bear. 

Each beautiful bear wears a personalised, handwritten label with the name of the baby in whose memory the bear was dedicated. The label also connects families to sources of information, support and understanding.  

Many families go on to dedicate an Aching Arms bear in honour of their baby. The bear you donate will be gifted to another bereaved family which extends the arm of friendship and helps other bereaved parents to know they are not alone.

To dedicate a bear in memory
Please donate £15 per bear. 
You may donate as many bears as you wish. When prompted, please leave a message with the name of the baby in whose memory you are dedicating the bear and their date of birth/anniversary/due date/special date (the date is optional).  

If you are able to, please remember to tick the Gift Aid box, it boosts your donation by 25% at no extra cost to you.

If you are donating a bear in memory of someone else's baby, please ensure you have the parents' permission and have confirmed how they would like their baby's name written on the bear's label. 

After you have donated
After you have donated, we will add your baby's name to our Bear Dedication List and, when needed, a handwritten label will be lovingly added to an Aching Arms bear by one of our wonderful volunteers. In hospital, or at home via our postal bear service, your baby's bear will gifted to another family to help bring them some comfort and let them know they are not alone. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to share the location of each individual bear after it has been gifted but please feel assured that every bear will be bringing comfort to another family. 

Around 10% of bear recipients choose to thank Aching Arms and the family who have gifted them a bear via Aching Arms social media platforms. We have a dedicated, private facebook group called 'Aching Arms Bears' where bear pictures and messages can be posted.  

Keepsake eCard

We are able to offer a beautiful, personalised, keepsake eCard showing that you have dedicated an Aching Arms bear in your baby's name. For more details, please visit our Bears In Memory Keepsake eCard page after you have donated your bears in memory here. 

We are here to help
Aching Arms has support available to anyone who has been affected by the loss of a baby and we are here to help. You can reach one of our trained befrienders, who themselves are bereaved parents, in a number of ways: 

  • Call or text our Supporting Arms number 0746 450 8994
  • Email support@achingarms.co.uk
  • DM via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

If you would like to know more about our charity and our ongoing work, please visit achingarms.co.uk 

A heartfelt thank you for choosing to support Aching Arms. With your help, we can reach the many families who sadly need us. 

With our best wishes, 

The Aching Arms Team x

How you can support us

Supporters

Sep 22, 2021

Anonymous

15.00
(plus 3.75 giftaid)

Sep 22, 2021

Anonymous

In memory of my beautiful grandson born 24/1/2020 sadly he fell asleep after 4 months of bravely fighting hope the bear brings you so much comfort you are not alone

5.45

Sep 22, 2021

Helen Graston

In memory of our little babies we sadly did not get to meet. They will always be in our thoughts, sleep tight precious angels xxx.

15.00
(plus 3.75 giftaid)

Sep 22, 2021

Vonne

Love From Nannie Grandpops xxx

15.00
(plus 3.75 giftaid)

Sep 21, 2021

Josh Harkin

In memory of our Romy Harkin x

15.00

Sep 21, 2021

The secret warehouse

75.00
(plus 18.75 giftaid)

Sep 21, 2021

Anonymous

In memory of our beautiful baby granddaughter ROMY ???

15.00

Sep 21, 2021

Jack

15.00

Sep 21, 2021

Rita and John Smith

Remembering our precious grandchildren Grace and Joshua Smith on their second birthday on 22nd September 2021. They are always in our thoughts and forever in our hearts. We hope this bear gives you comfort xxx

75.00
(plus 18.75 giftaid)

Sep 21, 2021

Kristin

Our beautiful sleeping beauty Romy Harkin x x

30.00

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