A charitable organisation is providing some comfort to parents who have a lost a child prior to birth with the aid of some generous brides, utilising their used wedding dresses and turning them into garments for stillborn children.
The charity, called Cherished Gowns for Angel Babies UK, says that over 3,000 babies unfortunately suffer this fate and often, during these devastating times, parents can struggle to find appropriate attire in which to dress the babies, and this is where the charity steps in.
By using a wedding dress that has been gifted to them, those at the company can make at least 20 gowns for its service users. The organisation was established by Lynda Garret and Megan Mckay last year, taking inspiration from similar charities around the world.
Mckay said of its objectives and its donations:
“Our aim is to make sure no baby born too soon or too late has to be buried naked. A lot of the dress donations we receive are from people who have been keeping it in the attic but don’t really have a use for it.”
This admirable organisation is providing a heart-rending service that will surely touch the hearts of many, and anyone looking to volunteer or donate can contact the organisation directly.
A professional wedding photographer from Lancashire is all too aware that weddings are unique celebrations of love, though Cherished Gowns for Angel Babies show that they can also contribute to a celebration of life, however fleeting.