They are currently running a Wrapped-in-Love, a campaign to supply all Hospitals in
Tel: Ron on 01 872 6996
We can make a difference ... can you image what these beautiful little outfits and wraps could mean to any parent whose tiny baby waits to be wrapped in love
How it all began:
Some time ago a parent showed me a photograph of her tiny little baby boy who was born too soon. A precious keepsake. It is one of those moments when you realise how fragile life is and how sacred. Bearing that in mind, to my horror and that of this little boys mum and dad, Jamie was wrapped in a blue J-Cloth. Yes, this tiny little human being was presented to his parents wrapped in a J-Cloth. How sad, how shamefully sad.
It makes me so very angry to think that someone could see that there was a place for a J-Cloth in those very few sacred moments of memories. This mum and Dad had other children who knew they were going to have a new brother and did not get to see Jamie after his birth. The photograph of Jamie was then to play a vital role in their memories and their grief for Jamie. All we could offer as an organisation was to edit the J-Cloth from the photo and replace it with a more appropriate wrap. It worked and so ‘Wrapped in love¹ was also born.
An appeal to make tiny wraps or clothes for tiny babies was highlighted, the idea being to supply maternity hospitals and units throughout the country so that every parent in the future will have the opportunity pick a little wrap or garment to wrap their baby in love.
Since this other parents have come forward and said that their tiny babies were presented to them in kidney dishes, cardboard boxes, paper hand-towels. As a tribute to their short lives we must ensure that –‘Wrapped in love’ is a successful venture and that someone will always see it worthwhile and that a stitch in time - can be for a life-time.
We now have hundreds of beautiful little items coming into the charity. We have sized, packed and labelled each item and already these are being used in the hospital for newly bereaved parents. The response is overwhelming and the parents can't believe that some has made this little item for them.
I write to ask you if any of your contacts might be interested in being part of this worthwhile project.
If they might be interested in a few hours dedicated to a lifetime of love. You can make contact with me through firstname.lastname@example.org or phone our main line - 01 872 6996.
Look forward to hearing from you.
National Chairperson, ISANDS