October CuddleCot Fundraiser

A 'Big Feet for Baby Feet' Event

You don’t need to enter an organised event to be part of "Team Philip”; why not take part in our annual virtual event!

To celebrate our 10th anniversary we are challenging everyone to do at least 10km in October. Walk, run, cycle, skate, skateboard, swim, hop or skip, on your own or with a team of family and friends. It couldn’t be easier and with every single step you will be supporting our charity at the same time. 


This year all monies raised in October will go towards a CuddleCot, which costs around £1,800. Dealing with the death of a baby is clearly an incredibly difficult event for parents, having a CuddleCot extends the time bereaved parents can spend with their baby even allowing them the flexibility to take them home for a time. 

The CuddleCot allows the family to form an important bond with their baby; whether changing a nappy, dressing the baby, taking photographs or simply just staying close and this helps families in dealing with their loss.  Currently, the Maternity Unit has a ‘cool cot’ which has done a good job but is now dated, the new CuddleCot system can be used with a moses basket and provides the optimum temperature. 

UPDATE: An extremely generous donor has paid for a CuddleCot for Maternity!  

And, following a phonecall from Family Nursing and Home Care, they have also been looking into CuddleCots for use in the community by the paediatric palliative care team. This means that they can support families who wish to take their babies home when there is a diagnosis of a life shortening or life limiting condition. This provides islanders with a choice of where and how their baby is cared for in his or her final days.

Having a CuddleCot will allow bereaved families to keep the baby at home just that bit longer and perhaps have family to visit, a blessing etc whatever they need to do before saying their final goodbye. 

We were, of course, delighted to offer to raise funds for another CuddleCot for them. Here we go, CuddleCot number 2!

UPDATE: Another extremely generous donor has paid for a CuddleCot for Family Nursing! What an amazing community we live in!

So, what next? Our thoughts remain with bereaved parents in October, Baby Loss Awareness Month, and we are now fundraising for a SANDS bereavement care course for healthcare professionals, to enable more staff to provide sensitive care.

Thank you for your support, we could not do this without you!


There are 2 ways to take part:-

1. Purchase a registration HERE in our online shop to fundraise in aid of Philip's Footprints and send us evidence of your runs/walks (screen shots are fine) and we will post out your medal! 

Or,

2. To get a medal for FREE please set up your own page at Justgiving which is connected to our Cuddle Cot Campaign and raise at least £50. 


An easy way to achieve 10km is to join our 10km Walk on Saturday 13th October, 7pm, Castle Kiosk (near Le Fregate) to St Aubin and back, come along and join us! You can register on our Facebook event - or just turn up on the night - and make a donation. All walkers will receive a medal. T-shirts for our Starlight Walk are also available to order here, £10 for adults £7 for children.

We'd love you to share your #BFFBF photos on Facebook or Twitter and see where your feet (or paws!) have taken you!

10 October 19:30-21:30 Toxin Free Natural Living workshop - Ritz Room, Mayfair Hotel 

Huge thanks to Essentially All You Need for offering this fascinating  course on how to remove toxins from your daily life and improve your environment for your family and workplace.

Details as follows:-

💖 Tickets cost £10 redeemable for 1 raffle ticket, you can purchase more on the night 💖

Tickets available here 


All ticket sales and 10% of all sales made on the night will go directly to Philips Footprints a local charity supporting parents who have lost a baby and investing in safer pregnancies.

This class is for you if you are ready to explore new ways to lead your lifestyle, boost your health and create a natural, non-toxic environment at home and your workplace.

Take control of your Health NATURALLY!

Come and learn what essential oils are, how to use them, and how to take care of yourselves with natural, healthy, toxin-free options.

A few examples include oils for:

🍊Emotional Health & Stress
🍋Sleep Support
🍈Digestive Support
🍊Pain Support
🍋Immunity
🍈Hormonal Health
🍊Weight Management
🍋Natural Anti-Aging Skin Care
🍈Creating a Toxin-Free Lifestyle

Curious about what chemicals are lurking in the products you use to support and clean your home and body? I will show you simple and natural ways to replace products you have in your home that could possibly be messing with your hormones, mood and overall well-being.

This class will start you off with the basics, showing you how to incorporate essential oils into your everyday life and how to make super easy products to reduce the toxic load, be kind to the environment and will save you some hard earned cash.

Everyone will go home with with the knowledge to make simple DIY chemical-free alternatives to common household products, which will be a great way to kick-start your journey to living a healthier life!

You will also get to taste the oils in a healthy oil infused treat

Naturally Safe Purely effective...the essentials that families need on a daily basis to care for themselves and their children.

23 October 18:00-21:00 Baby and Child CPR Workshop  St George's Preparatory School

Huge thanks to Enjoy2train for offering this vital course.

Would you know what to do if a baby stopped breathing?

Learn :-

Infant Life Support (CPR)
Infant Choking (diagnosis and treatment)
Infant Drowning (diagnosis and treatment)

Trainer: NIcky Holgate-Smith, accredited Royal Life Saving Society trainer

Venue: with very grateful thanks to St George's Preparatory School for the kind use of their premises.


Please contact jo@philipsfootprints.org or message here to book your place. We are asking for a minimum donation of £10 on the night. Refreshments will be available.

Runway Run - 25 October 21:00

Our last year with charity partners Ports of Jersey and our final runway run. 


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REGISTER TO RUN HERE

27 NOVEMBER 'LIGHTS OF LOVE' 19:30-21:00 Chateau Vermont


CANDLELIT CAROL SERVICE

Everybody is welcome, especially anyone affected by the loss of a child, at any age, gestation and no matter how long ago.

Lights of Love is a candlelit service of carols and readings. A time for reflection in the run up to Christmas, to remember our babies and children and honour their existence.

This year, with our very grateful thanks to Chateau Vermont who are hosting us.

Please share this event with anyone you think may wish to attend.



We have several options for remembrance:-

- Tags will be available to write a personal message and hang on the Christmas tree
- Roll of Remembrance which you are invited to write down your baby or child's name and these will be read out during the service
- Light a candle during the service

If you cannot attend but would like any of the above to be done in memory of your baby, please do let us know.

A small gift will be blessed and given out during the service for you to take home.

The retiring collection will be for Philip's Footprints.

Light refreshments will be available following the service.

If possible please RSVP here or by email jo@philipsfootprints.org giving number of people attending so that we can have enough refreshments ready. Thank you.

10th Anniversary Starlight Ball - CLOSED



We are delighted to be celebrating our 10th anniversary at the Grand Hotel on 9th June 2018.

Tickets are nearly all sold out! Please contact us via the contact for or email jo@philipsfootprints.org

Please see our Raffle and Auction for some great prizes!


Runway Run 06:00 29th October (the clocks go back this day!) - CLOSED

Our early bird runway run is back!! 


Register here

15 October 7pm 10k Starlight Walk - CLOSED

10k Walk


Make a night out of a Sunday night on Sunday 15th October starting from the Castle Kiosk at 7 pm and walking 10k, all for a good cause "Philip's Footprints."

Pick up your flourescent bangle at the start and prepare to walk the starlight walk towards St Aubin and back. The night will still be young, we can have fun and make life a little rosier for those who need it.

Free Goodie bags for everybody and of course kids/teenagers are welcome to join us.


Please register your interest by accepting on this event so we have a rough idea of numbers.

Entry is Free but we are asking for you to donate on the night or collect some sponsorship if possible, any money raised is greatfully received.

Lights of Love Christmas Service 28 November 2017

Details to be confirmed