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Memory Making

Creating precious keepsakes

For children at high risk and approaching end of life, memory making activities are hugely important in providing comfort to them and their families.

The process of memory making supports the whole family, helping them to create precious keepsakes that can be treasured forever. For many, it is a vital part of their bereavement journey.

Through memory making activities, families have time to enjoy shared activities, have space to have difficult conversations over paint and glue and are able to create special tokens together to re-visit at any time.

Your donations make it possible for the wonderful Palliative Care team to support families through these activities, as well as funding items like memory boxes, charms, framed hand and foot casts, quilts and cuddly elephants – kindly knitted by our incredible supporters.

If you are in a position to do so, please consider making a donation today. Your support could help families create precious and lasting memories with their child. Thank you.

It is difficult to put into words the power of memory making. We have visited many homes where the child's hand cast hangs proudly on the wall, tealights lit and burning bright; and have seen the handmade charms worn around parents’ necks both before and long after their child has gone. We have been to funerals where parents and siblings are clutching the hand-knitted elephants, where families talk warmly and openly about the memory making process - always with the words ‘I’m so glad we did this’.

Ruth Innes, Palliative Care Nurse Specialist

Read about the families your donations help

Making Memories with Eilidh

"We have a shelf filled with the treasures she created. It gives me immense comfort remembering these experiences & the joy they brought us.”

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Our Time with Harper

"Having these prints and pictures and elephants reminds me that she was really here and now we have pieces of Harper at home, where she belongs."

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