The Bella Butterfly foundation

Hi everyone! Now that I have started recovering from my most recent surgery I have decided that now is the time to start fundraising in our beautiful baby Bella’s name  
We lost Isabella on the 19th January 2018 following a critical illness and lifesaving surgery for her Mummy. She was absolutely perfect and we are left completely broken without her. One of the only ways to give us some comfort at this extremely traumatic time is to try and raise some money to fund a cold cot for Southport hospital. This is a vital piece of equipment for a stillborn baby and their family as it allows for all of them to spend as much time as possible together before before their final goodbyes. As Isabella’s Mummy I am so greatful that she was eventually able to be in the cold cot so that 3 days later when I woke up in intensive care I was still able to have the opportunity to meet her and spend some time together. There was the issue of the cot having to be transferred from another site though and I would like one in the hospital that Bella was born in order to prevent this in the future or in the unfortunate situation of there being 2 angel babies at the same time. For obvious reasons I was incapacitated and in hospital for a further 7 weeks but under different circumstances the parents have the option of spending many days with their precious baby or even taking a little trip home if that’s what helps with their grief. Such a precious thing to be able to do. We will be doing various fund raising events to be able to fund the cold cot and then once we have done that will look into more things to do to help grieving family’s at this awful time.
Maybe even fundraising for a cot in another trust somewhere. Throughout all my raw grief and health problems I really just want to do something to help others... particularly in remembrance of our beautiful baby girl. 
Isabella Jayne

Donations (0)

  • Sheila Gaulton  
    • £40 
    • 1 mo
  • Sarah Rogers And Friends 
    • £60 
    • 1 mo
  • Oscar’s Charity Run 
    • £555 
    • 2 mos
  • Jennie Summers 
    • £20 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £100 
    • 2 mos

Organizer and beneficiary 

Laura Duran-Smith 
Westhead, North West England, United Kingdom
James Duran Smith 
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