The loss of a baby is an overwhelming, heartbreaking and life-changing experience, and it can be extremely hard to process. Many parents find solace in channelling their grief into something positive in honour of their baby’s life.
Ways of remembering
Everyone’s grief is different, and it can be difficult to know where to start when commemorating your child’s life.
Here are some special and meaningful ways that you can honour your baby by supporting Borne’s research, leaving a lasting legacy and improving outcomes for generations to come.
set up a memorial page
Setting up a memorial fund for your child is a meaningful way to bring loved ones together and enable them to express their love and sympathy. By asking your friends and family to donate in memory of your child, perhaps instead of sending flowers or gifts, you can raise vital funds for research into premature birth, helping us to build a world where no baby is born too soon.
plan or take part in an event
Setting yourself a challenge or holding an event to remember your child can be a comforting and purposeful way to mark their life. You may choose to run a marathon in their name or hold a memorial walk to bring your loved ones together to support each other and remember your child. Whatever you do, we can support you every step of the way.
donate in memory
Dedicate a donation to your child to honour their life. Your gift will go towards advancing our understanding, finding answers, and ultimately ending premature birth – everywhere and forever. You may want to set up a regular donation in your child’s name, creating an ongoing legacy to commemorate their life.
share your story
If and when you feel prepared to share your story, it can be a beautiful way of remembering your child, while helping to raise awareness and offering comfort to others who may have had similar experiences. Whether yours is a story of loss, pain, love or hope, we would be honoured to hear it.
what others have done
Will & Caro's story
Will and Caro Greenwood’s first child, Freddie, was born before he was ready for the world, and didn’t survive his first day. They are now both passionate Borne Patrons, raising funds and awareness in memory of their first son.
Sophie & Liam's story
Claire & Alex's story
Claire and Alex lost their first daughter, Sylvie, because she was born too soon. Claire was young and healthy – there was nothing to indicate that she was at risk of premature labour. And once it became clear, it was too late.