Cherished Gowns UK
Cherished Gowns UK are a registered UK Charity 1172482 . To demonstrate what happens here are some before and after pictures that demonstrate our talented seamstresses transforming donated UK wedding dresses into beautiful Angel gowns which are sent free of charge to bereaved parents, hospitals and funeral directors
The lady who donated this UK wedding dress was so impressed with the work our seamstress did in turning it into the Angel Gowns she joined us a volunteer. We are very pleased she joined us
Donate a wedding Dress in the UK to make Angel Gowns for Angel Babies, Supplied free of charge in Bereavement Packs to Hospitals, Parents and Funeral Directors, Cherished gowns is not associated with Heavenly Gowns
Our amazing friends at Voluptuous Vintage https://www.voluptuousvintage.com/ have given us £1400,
We can't thank them enough for doing this! This is such a huge amount of money for us! To put it in to perspective how much this will do for us. If it is all used solely for postage it will enable us to send 241 boxes to hospitals that will contain 35 packs in each. There are 237 hospitals in the UK that stock our gown packs, so this means as a result of this donation we can send a box to every UK hospital we supply. That is 8,443 families that will be given the option of dressing their precious baby. Thank you so so much!
The completely fabulous Voluptuous Vintage are holding a fundraiser for Cherished Gowns UK
Cherished Gowns UK will use funds raised to post our baby Bereavement Packs to hospitals and families in the UK, our Packs include angel gowns made from wedding dresses donated in the UK which provide a fitting outfit for these much loved Angel babies
Kallosphere creative products http://www.kallosphere.co.uk/ helped our Cherished Gowns UK fundraising.
CGUK would like to thank Liz from Kallosphere who kindly donated a set of our bespoke acrylic gown patterns.
We did a lucky dip for our generous members and £166 was raised
Thanks also to all who took part and well done to the lucky winner
Cherished Gowns sewing volunteers use these templates to make our beautiful angel gowns which are made from Wedding Dresses donated in the UK. The gowns are made into Cherished Bereavement Packs. If you can help us raise funds, there is a PayPal donation on the top right of this page.
Emma Hayward joined #CherishedGownsUK after receiving a baby Bereavement pack from them after losing her daughter Annabelle.
This is Emma's story in her own words
These are the photos of Annabelle's outfit Megan sent to us. Sadly we were never able to see her in her outfit as the hospital didn't provide anything, and by time we received these it was simply too late to dress her ourselves, but the photo of her hat melts my heart. The gent from the mortuary promised to dress her for us thankfully!
I've yet to make a girls set, just can't do it. Bizarrely Annabelle was cremated in a blanket I'd made for another charity but forgot to post off with a bundle, it was the first tiny one I'd ever made, but I'm so thankful I was able to at least wrap her in a home made blanket before we had to say goodbye.
I don't really know what to write. I was so desperate for a hat for her and just couldn't understand how everyone kept saying she was too tiny. I kept thinking if they can make little dolls clothes why couldn't they make them for tiny babies? Thankfully I found cherished. I only if only could buy a hat, Megan, ( cofounder of Cherished GownsUK) came to our aid and sent me a whole outfit! My baby would be laid to rest in a real outfit, and I can't tell you how much that still means to us both.
I just think you're all just angels for what you do.
Emma is now training to be a Sands Volunteer as well as her work with Cherished Gowns UK.
We would like to thank Annabelle's mummy and daddy (Emma and David) for allowing us to share this story to raise funds and awareness. There is a PayPal link on the top left of the page. Even £1 would help. As well more details here. Cherished Gowns UK Fundraising & Donations. We also need blankets The Great March Challenge Crochet and Knitted Blankets #wrappedinlove.
We are also happy to accept Donations of Wool, Ribbon, Lace, Fabric etc