Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cherished Forever- A Cause We Believe In…

As Photographers, Vanessa and I want to do all we can to involve ourselves in our community and be apart of what is happening around us. As parents we want to take ownership in our community and be apart of what effects our friends and neighbors.

To that end we have opened our doors to charities and the Cherished Forever is one of those charities we absolutely believe in.

Why? The service that they provide is not profit motivated, it is a service that offers comfort and compassion to parents who have lost their babies, children and loved ones.  There are no words of comfort that can find their way through the years. As sympathies are left behind with the march of time, just moving forward creates a void. What Cherished Forever does is march with time, offering the lasting remembrance of that very special life that was lost. A remembrance that  can be touched, held and carried with but never replace the loss.

I had the privilege of working with Beth Hawkes the other day and I want to share her words as well as the work we did for “Cherished Forever” with you.

“Cherished Forever was formed following my husband and my experience of losing our son Nathaniel who was still born at 22 weeks.  Having a lasting memory of our son brought us comfort during an incredibly difficult time and our personal and unique keepsakes remain to keep Nathaniel close to our hearts and that of our families.

As a charity we offer to help parents who are going through similar circumstances deal with their grief.  We provide all the hospitals in the Southern West Midland Newborn Network NHS Trust, with beautiful wooden memory boxes containing identical teddies (one for baby and one for parents) with hand knitted blankets and hats.  In addition we offer to create silver pieces of jewellery using baby's hand and foot ink prints, providing an everlasting memory.

We are in the process of setting up our website and as a charity we are always looking for help with everything we do.  Rick and Vanessa kindly offered to help us with photography of our boxes and jewellery to display on our site.  Thank you especially to Rick who took time out of his day yesterday to spend an hour taking the pictures and then edit them ready to collect today - talk about service!!

Now we have all our wonderful shots it wont be long until our website is up and running, please give us a visit at . In the meantime if you would like any further information about what we do or want to help us in anyway (if you or someone you know knits or crochets we are always looking for people to help make the blankets and hats), then please get in touch with me on 07877 906 009.

A huge thank you again to Vanessa and Rick for their help, it is very much appreciated!

Beth x”

Please find below some of the photographs Foreverly Photography did for Cherished Forever











As always Thank You for stopping by Smile 

If you think that you could help the good folks at Cherished Forever then please give them a call and if you think there is someone that could benefit form their services please don’t be shy and give them a referral.

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