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Sunday, 3 February 2013

A star for a star

This weekend the blogging and twitter world have been rocked by the news that one of our most loved members has suffered a devastating loss. 

Jennie, who blogs at Edspire.co.uk and tweets as Edspire, has very unexpectedly and suddenly lost her daughter, nine month old Matilda Mae.

Jennie and her family are wonderful, loving, kind people and their happiness shines from her blog posts. This loss is so sudden and so unexpected that it has affected everyone who has heard, and we all want to do something to help the family. 

The loss of a child is an unthinkable grief, one  which we all fear and which we all pray won't happen to us. Hearing that someone you care about has suffered this loss is truly heartbreaking, and we all feel a need to try, in some small way, to support the family. Nothing we do, nothing we say, can heal their pain, but we all want to show the family that we are thinking of them and offering our support. 

I began 'Pocket Money Changes' - the button you see to the right in the side bar - to collect money to help families in need. 

There is money in that account now that I would like to use to buy a star for the family, named after Matilda Mae, so that they know she is always shining over them from heaven.  

If you would like to donate to help with this please do, and we will buy the star for Jennie and her beautiful family. 

Thank you to The Boy and Me, and to @writingforfun for helping with this idea.

Naming a star costs from twenty pounds. Please help to  raise this money so that we can show our support for Jennie and our love for Matilda Mae. 

22 comments:

  1. Donated. I think this is such a beautful idea for Jennie and David, and the twins. My heart breaks for them.

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  2. What a beautiful idea.

    I literally don't have a penny to my name at the moment otherwise I would donate but I am sure you will get more than enough. Xx

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  3. A beautiful idea. I have donated, sorry it isn't much but they are in my thoughts and will be for a long time x

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  4. My heart breaks for them and they will be in my thoughts. Such a beautiful and thoughtful idea. Sorry I couldn't give more xx

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  5. I have donated. Such a beautiful idea. Xx

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  6. Absolutely tragic, I couldn't bear to put Syd down last night. Have sent over a contribution. Heart breaking xx

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  7. Lesley Singleton4 February 2013 10:11

    A beautiful idea, have contributed x

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  8. This story has had me in tears all night, its so hard to take in. Life is so evil sometimes! I love your beautiful idea and have contributed. Sorry its not a lot.

    Love Mummy And Max x

    http://introducingmummytothemax.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. What a beautiful idea for a such a heart-breaking tragedy. Donated.

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  10. Just donated - saw all this unfold on Twitter last night and my heart just broke. I didn't follow @edspire but no parent deserves to go through this, ever. Happy to do what little I can to support them. Lovely idea xxx

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  11. I found out about this on Twitter this morning. There are no words strong enough for how sad it is. I have donated.

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  12. I only wish we could do something to heal the pain, @edspire was a great support to us when we launched and her little boy wears our tights. I know our words are all the support we can give right now and we hope our donation to Matilda Mae's star will help. x

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  13. I have donated too. Sorry it couldn't be more. I can't comprehend what she must be going through.

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  14. A beautiful idea. I know we all want to feel like we're doing something to help comfort them during this impossible time. Donated. Xx

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  15. My heart goes out to Jenny and her family such devestating news. I heard this morning on twitter just awful :( I too have donated, will try to reach others suc a lovely idea xxx

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  16. Thanks for arranging this. Have donated. x

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  17. I think this is a lovely and proportionate gesture for Jennie and her family. x

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  18. Matilda Mae was my niece, I have donated for her star, thank you for this wonderful memory. She will always be remembered and loved xxx

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  19. This is such a wonderful thing. Thank you. I met Jennie when we were both pregnant and my DS was born 9 days after Matilda. They played together and were becoming good friends. We will never forget her. I have passed on these details to people I know want to do something in Matilda's memory xx

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  20. I think this is a lovely idea. I just donated (Emma Hughes). Such devastating news, I haven't stopped thinking about Jennie and her family since I heard.

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  21. Donated xxx

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  22. This is such a lovely thing to do. I am so sorry it has taken me so long to find and say thank you. Thank you x x x x x x x x I miss my baby girl so much and this will help in the days, weeks and years to come x Thank you x

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