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15th October 2016 WAVE OF LIGHT

Each year in the UK, from 9-15 October, is Baby Loss Awareness Week. It provides bereaved parents with a time to commemorate their babies’ all-too-brief lives, knowing that thousands of parents elsewhere in the world will be doing the same. 

Baby Loss Awareness Week also provides a crucial opportunity for people to talk openly about this subject, so that awareness is raised across society and bereaved mums and dads feel less alone, and less isolated by their grief.

October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day across the world. We would like to invite you to take part in the global 'Wave of Light'. Simply light a candle at 7pm and leave it burning for at least 1 hour to join us in remembering all babies that have died during pregnancy, at, during or after birth. This can be done individually or in a group, at home or in a communal space. Wherever you do this, you will be joining a global wave of light in memory of all the babies who lit up our lives for such a short time. We will be sharing our candle photos on Philip’s Footprints Facebook page.

We are also delighted that the Fort Regent Dome, pictured above, was lit in pink and blue in remembrance of our babies.

Baby Bean Appeal - handover of 4 wireless fetal monitors to Jersey Maternity.

This must surely be our biggest news for the year! 

A fantastic evening for the Baby Bean Appeal team of Philip's Footprints Jersey & Guernsey, Baby Lifeline and Friends of SCBU - a handover to the wonderful maternity team of FOUR, yes FOUR wireless fetal monitors. This gives Jersey mums in labour the chance to be both monitored and mobile, have an active birth and the best chance of a positive birthing experience and a really great start in life for Jersey babies.

We have already paid another £3,500 towards the fifth and final monitor - the end is in sight! A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us - whether you've come along to an event or made a donation - thank you so so much. This is a massive achievement for a little charity and we really could not have done it without everyone's support.

Big Feet for Baby Feet - Jersey Airport Runway Run

You had to be up early for this one! 87 keen runners were chomping at the bit to go and run the runway. Very grateful thanks to Ports of Jersey, Jersey Airport Fire Service, Aero Club for their expertise in helping this go smoothly.


A fantastic £2,507 was raised!! And the bacon butties afterwards at the Aero Club were delicious!

3....2....1....GOOOOO!

£10,000 to the Baby Bean Appeal

We have made a massive donation!! You may have heard of the Baby Bean Appeal but not know really what it is. It is an appeal fundraising for 5 wireless fetal monitors, these allow Jersey mums a greater freedom of movement during labour, especially those with high-risk pregnancies. It is hoped this freedom will greatly increase the chance of a normal birth and a positive birthing experience and help give Jersey babies the best start in life.

The Baby Bean Appeal dinner in June raised close to £30,000 and this means that two monitors are on their way. Philip's Footprints is delighted to be able to give £10,000 to the appeal towards the third monitor and our runway run on 18th September is also fundraising for this. Please register to run and support Jersey mums and babies.

14 JULY 2016 - CTG MASTERCLASS

Delighted to be funding one of Baby Lifeline 's most sought after classes - CTG Masterclass. Today, Mr Edwin Chandraharan, (Lead Consultant Labour Ward & Lead Clinical Governance in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St. George’s University Hospital) will be welcoming 35 maternity health professionals from Jersey and Guernsey and leading the session. Edwin has a host of academic awards, publications and has lectured at prestigious medical organisations - simply put, he is extremely well qualified and to be able to offer this level of expert tuition in the Channel Islands is just fantastic.

Each course costs £3,325 and this would not be possible without the people who support us, so an enormous thank you really goes out to YOU! Thank you also to Benest Corbett Renouf who sponsor the venue.

Baby Bean Appeal 2016

Baby Lifeline, a UK charity who provides high calibre training to our maternity health professionals, have raised funds for over 35 years to provide medical equipment to maternity units across the UK. This year, Jersey Maternity was asked if they had a wish list - and they did; 5 wireless fetal monitors. A joint charity initiative between Philip’s Footprints, Baby Lifeline and Friends of SCBU we are fundraising for this equipment together. The monitors allow Jersey mums a greater freedom of movement during labour, especially those with high-risk pregnancies. It is hoped that this freedom will greatly increase the chance of a normal birth and a positive birthing experience.  Judy Ledger, CEO and founder of Baby Lifeline said “These monitors, together with the specialist training given, are giving Jersey mums real choice and the best care.” 

Judy and her team organised the fabulous Baby Bean Dinner in June - and this raised an amazing £30k!! And even more amazing - she was able to arrange a considerable discount from the supplier and that means we already have 2 monitors on their way! Help us raise funds for the next 3 register NOW for our runway run event on Sunday 18th September, places strictly limited! Even if you can’t run, a donation is very gratefully accepted. All proceeds to the Baby Bean appeal, help us give Jersey babies the best start in life.


JERSEY GENERAL HOSPITAL TRAINING DAY
29 June 2016

Today I attended a fantastic talk by Jan Auffret, one of our lovely Jersey midwives, entitled 'Making Memories'. 


Midwives mostly look after us on the most amazing days of our lives, but just sometimes they look after us on the very worst day of our lives. It was a wonderful opportunity to share with some of our local midwives Jan's knowledge and our memory boxes in an informal setting. It also gave them the opportunity to direct questions to both Jan, with her wealth of experience in bereavement and to me, who has been that shell shocked mum who has just been told "I'm sorry, there is no heartbeat." 


A great opportunity for learning and one that I hope we can do again.

08-12 JUNE 2016
London to Paris Bike Ride



Congratulations to Michelle who has finished her incredible cycle ride from London to Paris! Even more incredible given that she really wasn't well yet powered through to achieve her goal.

She has raised over £1,800 for Philip's Footprints, in memory of her daughter. What an achievement and we are so very grateful for her amazing effort.

MARCH 2016 



Waitrose Community Matters


A big thank you to Waitrose St Saviour for picking us as one of their charities this month! We received £291 which is a great result AND a wonderful opportunity to tell lots more people about what we do. 

03 FEBRUARY 2016