Why do supply Memory Boxes?
Imagine if you lose a baby, whether this be through neonatal loss or stillbirth. Once you have said your last goodbyes, you have no other memories. There are no memory boxes available to keep what treasured memories you have. The boxes we provide are there so that you will be able to remember your little ones for years to come.
There are around 3600 stillbirths every year in the United Kingdom
In 2011 there were 3025 infant deaths (deaths under 1 year old) in England and Wales this being at a rate of 4.3 deaths per 1000 live births. There were 3077 in 2010 and 7021 in 1981.
Yearly, this means that 6625 babies lose life throughout the U.K.
We aim to supply as many neonatal units throughout the U.K. that currently do not have any form of these keepsake boxes.
- Stillbirth: the death of a baby before or during birth after 24 weeks of gestation in the UK.
- Neonatal death: the death of a baby within the first 28 days of life.
- Perinatal mortality: stillbirths plus early neonatal deaths (under 7 days).