Membership Number: AJC435 / Registered Charity Number: 336
To support bereaved parents after the loss of a baby or child and
To raise awareness of baby loss;
To invest in projects that make pregnancies safer, such as antenatal training, equipment and education, to support the reduction of miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death.
Over the years the charity has grown and Philip's Footprints now supports:-
Safer Pregnancy Projects - funding antenatal training and equipment and information on safer pregnancies to reduce the number of stillbirths, premature births and complications at birth. Improving outcomes and giving every family the opportunity for a positive birth experience and giving Jersey babies the best start in life;
Memories Matter - supporting families affected by the loss of a baby, at any gestation, no matter how long ago. We offer comfort in our memory boxes given to the Maternity Unit, Rayner Ward (for early 2nd trimester losses) and Robin Ward to distribute. We are currently working with Rayner Ward for early miscarriage losses and Jersey Hospice (Children and Young People Service) and Family Nursing & Home Care (Paediatric Palliative Care team) to provide memory boxes for children who die outside of the hospital environment. Whilst all recipients of memory boxes are data protected, our contact details are included and we can offer peer support or guidance when contacted.
As well as 121 peer support, we hold regular group support meetings for people affected by early and later loss.
We also fund an annual grant towards bereavement and emotional counselling at Jersey Hospice.
Our Christmas candlelit carol service is open to anyone affected by the loss of a baby or child, of any age or gestation, and gives the opportunity to pause before the rush of Christmas, remember and honour their memories.