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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

Oct 16, 2021

Nadege

In loving memory of baby Akeem, forever in our hearts xox

15.00
(plus 3.75 giftaid)

Oct 16, 2021

Anonymous

In memory of our beautiful daughter Elsie-Rose on her 1st Heavenly Birthday! We miss and love you so much! Xx

300.00
(plus 75.00 giftaid)

Oct 16, 2021

Ryan Lee Paul

Much Love Nephew

15.00

Oct 16, 2021

Anonymous

15.00
(plus 3.75 giftaid)

Oct 16, 2021

Anonymous

15.00
(plus 3.75 giftaid)

Oct 16, 2021

Emma & Adam Kellegher (Mavy's parents)

In memory of our darling daughter Mavy, who was stillborn. We hope Mavy's bear brings you comfort, you are not alone in your pain xxx

15.00
(plus 3.75 giftaid)

Oct 15, 2021

Anonymous

We fell in love with you over just 22 weeks, although we so wanted you to stay. We hope you give this family comfort. Love from mummy

15.00

Oct 15, 2021

Olivia and Adam Henderson

Akeem, only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts. Your memory will live on forever, sending all our love xxx

15.00
(plus 3.75 giftaid)

Oct 15, 2021

Carolin

Baby Akeem, Tonight we lit a candle in your honour. We will forever call your precious name as a member of our family. You were so wanted and loved by your parents and by us all. As you play amongst the stars with the angels , we will remember you

15.00
(plus 3.75 giftaid)

Oct 15, 2021

Michelle and Richard

10.00

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