Wednesday 1 May 2013

An auction in memory of Matilda May

the iconic picture that is Matilda Mae
February the 2nd 2013 was a very sad day for one family, a day they will never ever forget, a day when their hearts were ripped beyond full repair, the day their baby daughter died at nine months old.

Jennie who blogs at Edspire  has been blogging her story, sharing her sadness with the whole world to help her cope in her own way with the tragedy.

Jennie says

As I battle my way through each day without Matilda I am comforted by friends and family. I am surviving by keeping busy and by knowing that sadly I am not the first Mummy to make this journey and regretfully I will not be the last.
Because of the people who have been so kind to me and for the people who I hope I can help in the future I want to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and raise money for the trust that supports families affected by it and carries out research into preventing it, SIDS, what we commonly know as cot death.
Matilda Mae is now a statistic, one of 600 babies who die each year from SIDS, a sad heartbreaking statistic for any family. But Matilda Mae, and the other 600, is so much more to her family's than a statistic, she is a very well loved and a very much missed member of her family.

Jennie knows there is nothing she can do to change what has happened, but she is trying to make sure in some way that Matilda's passing will not be in vain.

Jennie wants to help raise money for The Lullaby Trust 
The Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families and promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep.
We are committed to supporting research to understand why babies die suddenly and unexpectedly and to find out more about how to prevent these tragic deaths.

One of the ways that the blogging community has decided to show Jennie her support is with an online auction.

So many prizes have been pledged for the auction, full details of which will be added here soon. The auction is due to open on May 11th and will run until May 20th. It is being run by Tots100 and full details of the auction site will also be added soon.

If you go across to Suzannes post you will see a list of companies who are helping out with this much needed fundraising, 

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