Keepsakes or memorials can provide a lot
of comfort and lasting memories of your baby.
Below is a list of Memorial ideas we have used
and some suggestions for others.
Some hospitals may provide a Memories
folder, or you may want to create one yourself.
Details you may want to keep in your Memories
folder may include:
Details of your babyís Birth
Details of your Babyís Length and Weight
A lock of hair
Initially you may not want to create your
folder, but from our experience we strongly
recommend that you take the opportunity to do
this. The folder gives you a chance of memories
of your baby which you have for years to come.
If you live in the East Sussex area, you
can have your baby entered into the hospitals
book of remembrance by contacting the Chaplaincy
department on 01273 696955 ext 4122 for Brighton
or 01444 441881 ext 4232 for Haywards Heath,
The Brighton and Sussex NHS Trust in
conjunction with SANDS/MAPS holds a yearly
memorial service for parents who have lost their
baby. We highly recommend you attend this
special service, which has a different theme
each year. You have the chance to personally
speak and have your baby individually
remembered. You can also view the book of
remembrance. Details of the event will be
available on our Web Site Home page and is also
available from the SANDS/MAPS group.
A Keepsake box
Keep all your special keepsakes,
photographs, cards and letters in one place. You
will always have this to look back on.
We bought a beautiful hinged box that is covered
in pink roses with compartments to store things
We have put all of her cards from her funeral in
there tied up in a pink ribbon. The cards off
all the flowers are in there to.
Tree or donating a Park Bench
Planting a Tree or donating a Park bench will provide you with a lifelong memorial of
your baby, which will also provide some
enjoyment to other people on behalf of your baby. A small plaque may also be allowed
(with permission from the local council).
We have planted a tree on our local green
and put in a small plaque on a post with
Annabelís name on it.
The 1st Year
The 4th Year
During the Spring, Daffodils surround the back
of the Tree providing colour whilst the tree
does not have leaves.
To plant a tree, Contact your local
Brighton & Hove City Council (covers
Saltdean to Portslade) 01273 292187 Janet Young
(no plaques allowed).
Or from the Home page, click on 'Your city' then
Lewes District Council (covers Newhaven,
Peacehaven, Seaford, Lewes areas. Contact 01273
484398 Andy Frost.
You may need to contact local town councils but
you will be advises on enquiry)
Haywards Heath District Council Currently
no scheme but you can write in to:
Town Clerk Mrs C M Preston
40 Boltro Road,
Telephone: 01444 455694
Worthing Borough Council Their Scheme is
on hold at present because of too many trees.
Contact Peter Whish on 01903 239999
Adur District Council (Shoreham) Contact
Jeremy Sergeant on 01273 263136 or e-mail
In addition to the Web Sites offered on our Web
Site links page, the following links provide
information directly related to remembrance:
Please contact us if
you have a remembrance idea you would like to
add, or if you would like a link added to this
Did you know?
There is a Stillbirth Remembrance Day in the US
of September 6th. For more information visit
Also there is a Pregnancy and Infant Loss
Remembrance Day on October 15th. Visit
http://www.october15th.com/ for more