Our Fundraising Page!
The Rhododendron Fund has been created with the help of iDonate.ie to raise funds for Féileacáin and The Bereavement Services of The Rotunda Hospital.
This fund is named after our beautiful baby girl, who has touched our lives forever and is the sole reason behind the creation of Rhodi Bloom.
Unfortunately in May 2017 we lost our girl Rhododendron at 22 weeks pregnant. A life changing moment for all of us. I will forever be grateful for the incredible help and experience of The Bereavement Services of The Rotunda and the beautiful memory box we received from Féileacáin.
The work that both of these charities do everyday is something that is selfless and vital. It is a vocation and is needed now more than ever in these difficult times. I can safely say my healing journey would not be at such a positive stage without the help of both of these charities.
I am forever in their debt.
I hope to raise as much funds as possible through the sales of every Rhodi Bloom Box and also by constantly fundraising on their behalf.
Please donate and give a little or a lot! Every tiny amount adds up and helps someone somewhere deal with this incredibly difficult life event.
Ways to Donate:
Follow this link or click the image above: http://idonate.ie/rhodibloom
Purchase a Beautiful Rhodi Bloom Self Care Box as an incredibly meaningful gift for yourself or a loved one.
A Little Bit About Féileacáin & The Bereavement Services of The Rotunda Hospital:
Féileacáin (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland – SANDAI) is a not for profit organisation (CHY – 19635) that aims to offer support to anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after pregnancy. The organisation was formed by a group of bereaved parents who supported each other after the death of their own babies and have now come together to formally offer support to other parents and families who have lost a baby.
Each donation is appreciated so much. Any donation can mean a huge difference to a family who unfortunately need our services. Here are some of the ways in which your donations could help:
- €50 could provide a Memory Box to a bereaved family to ensure they can make memories with their baby
- €200 could fund our helpline for one month!
- €150 could provide a facilitated Support Meeting for up to 30 bereaved parents
- €300 could fund bereavement & befriending training for 20 volunteers
The Bereavement Services within the Rotunda Hospital provide care and services to patients dealing with Baby Loss. There is a dedicated Bereavement Team which includes a Bereavement Support Midwife, Bereavement Social Worker and Chaplain. The Rotunda Hospital is the Oldest Continuously Working Maternity Hospital in the World. Founded by Bartholemew Mosse in 1745.
Hospital services are constantly at capacity. Along with care and support, the bereavement team provide a hospital mortuary chapel for use by all parents and family, there is also an annual remembrance service each year and provide a Book of Remembrance also, amongst many many other services.
These funds are vital to keep the Bereavement services maintained and run to the highest standard for patients.
Please Donate now to help these vital organisations continue their amazing work!