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|About||Beautiful clothing from donated Wedding Gowns for stillborn & neonatal loss babies in England and Wales.Fundraising for & promoting the use of Cuddle Cots.|
To aid the mental distress of parents and families coping with
the loss of a baby/babies due to gestational or neonatal loss by:-
providing handcrafted Angel Gowns for final photographs
and funeral services;
Promoting the use of a 'cold cuddle cot' for stillbirth and early
infant deaths at Hospitals and Funeral Directors in Wales and
England and bringing awareness to Funeral Directors of the use
of a 'cold cuddle cot' to aid the relief of parents and families
coping with the loss of a baby/babies whilst funeral arrangements
Raise funds to supply 'cuddle cots' to Hospitals and Funeral Directors throughout Wales and England for use by the parents and families coping with the death of a baby/babies until a funeral takes place.
Cariad Angel Gowns (for stillborn and neonatal loss) was founded in February 2017 and is based in West Wales.
We are a UK Registered Charity..
Donated wedding/bridesmaid and prom gowns are turned into beautiful outfits for stillborn and neonatal loss babies and given free of charge to hospitals, funeral directors and private families (on request)
All our packs are created by a small army of volunteers, many of who have suffered the loss of a child and understand the difficulty in finding something to fit their baby.
Each of our packs contain not only the outfit, but also a knitted blanket, bonnet and bootees, a nappy cover and a small teddy.
Keepsake memory items of a small hand-crafted angel baby, matching key ring and bag charm are also included, and in our pocket packs for babies too small to dress and those under 24 weeks gestation we also include a certificate of life.
Our outfits dress babies from 16 to 40 weeks gestation.
Pockets are provided for babies under 16 weeks, and as a memory items for miscarriage.
Examples of our outfits can be found in our photo section.
Cariad Angel Gowns fund raise to provide 'Cuddle Cots' to hospitals and funeral directors, so that all bereaved parents have the chance to make lasting memories with their child.
A cuddle cot is a refrigerated unit, used along with a Moses basket and gives parents up to 96 hours of time to spend with their baby, sometimes in their own home.
Each cuddle cot costs £1600.
Photos of our fundraising items can be found in our photo section.