As most of you will know a Precious Star Fund has been established for beautiful Matilda Mae, taken from us all too soon at 9 months old. Matilda Mae was a term baby, but I chose Bliss because of the video above.
You see I met Jennie through Bliss, she says inspired her to blog, but Jennie is a born blogger, and her blog Edspire is beautiful. Jennie was born to document and inspire. Her photos, her videos, her creativity inspire me. I have included the video above as it is Jennie explaining why she blogs, and it is just so poignant.
I am a doer. I hate situations like this. If I was around the corner I would have cooked meals, baked cakes, entertain her children, anything. But from Manchester there isn't a lot I can do. So I clicked a button and opened a Precious Star Fund.
Bliss is a practical charity. They have kindly sent me a break down of how funds are used and I wanted to share this with you.
£60 will fund a neonatal nurse on a Bliss study day.
£125 will cover the cost of training and supporting a helpline volunteer
£500 will fund a parent support group for a year
£2 500 will train a neonatal nurse in developmental care
£5 000 will provide a study day and support to health visitors caring for premature and sick babies after discharge from hospital.
The Precious Star fund will be open forever, and become a legacy that Matilda leaves to babies all over the UK, and their parents, who like Jennie and I have sat by incubators, waiting, watching, worrying and wondering.
A lot of people have asked me "I want to donate but can't afford to right now" that is more than fine, you can donate when you are ready.
I intend to hold a cake sale to raise money for Matilda's fund, which I will do the week of her saying goodbye. Pink, purple and star themed cakes, for our beautiful girl.