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Charity Up For National Award

Thursday October 10 2013




JAXON'S Gift, a charity set up by two Barnsley parents after the tragic loss of their baby boy, has been shortlisted for a national award.

The charity, which aims to help bereaved children who have suffered the loss of a baby in their family, raises money to supply children with ‘Forget Me Not’ boxes following their loss.

It's been shortlisted from hundreds of causes in the Lloyd’s Community Fund awards and needs public votes to be in with a chance of having £3,000 awarded to its work.

Jaxon’s Gift was set up at the beginning of the year by Louisa Youle and Neil Fretwell, from Barnsley, after the heart-breaking loss of their baby boy.

Jaxon was born 21 weeks into their pregnancy. Their three-year-old son Ellis found it extremely hard to understand why this had happened.

When his parents told him that Jaxon had gone to ‘live on a star’, he said: "If you buy me a magic wand I will bring him back."

When grieving themselves, knowing the words to explain this tragic situation to a young child can be very hard for parents. The boxes funded by Jaxon’s Gift are provided to support children and their parents during this impossible time.

Louisa said: "I wish someone had handed one of the boxes to me, it might have made Ellis’s experience slightly easier."

The aim is to provide the boxes to children in the Barnsley area to help guide them through the bereavement process. Each item in the box has been provided for a reason and aims to ensure that the child will always remember their lost sibling in a positive way.

People can vote for the competition's winner in store at a local Lloyd’s branch or by clicking here.

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Reply Posted by angie on Thursday October 10 2013 at 11:53
This is such a wonderful thing to do I hope people will vote for this beautiful and caring cause it so deserves it as I well know after loosing my 4yr old nephew last year who died so sudden and unexpectedly its very hard to deal with for his 9yr old sister who keeps wishing he would come back its still very raw and will be for years to come they say time heals well how long is time?

Reply Posted by Sarah Jensen on Friday October 11 2013 at 19:03
Great charity