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« on: March 23, 2009 10:00:47 AM »


A couple I know recently lost their unborn baby, Maggie, who was stillborn at eight months in October last year. It was very traumatic for both of them, but the care and support of the staff at the Borders General Hospital helped them through the first hours and days of their grief, and now they want to commemorate their daughter by giving something back to the hospital that helped them.

The BGH needs a new birthing pool, and they and their family are trying to raise money to pay for it. To do this, they are selling Maggie's Flowers - knitted or crocheted flower brooches. (see some already made below:)

If any kind-hearted craftster would like to donate knitted or crocheted flowers to help the family raise their target money, they would really appreciate it. The flowers will be mounted on to 1 inch brooch backs, and sold for a donation of at least 2 each. They're based in the UK, but would welcome donations of flowers from anywhere in the world - postage can be kept to a minimum as we're putting the badge backs on here. Alternatively, if you'd like to buy one for yourself, you can do so at  http://www.justgiving.com/maggiesflowers

Flowers can be any colour you like - the only requirement is that they are big enough to take a 1 inch pin back.

Thanks in advance to anyone who helps out! I know Maggie's parents have been really touched by the number of people moved by their story who want to help them out.


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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2009 10:11:20 AM »

How sad.  Having been through that same thing I can unfortunately understand their pain.  But what a great way to say thank you to the hospital.  I have bookmarked the site and will definitely be taking a look at getting myself one of these beautiful flowers.

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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009 03:12:00 AM »

Fab flowers!  The lovely lady you speak of in your OP is a friend of mine Smiley  I'm doing some flowers too - lovely to see yours there  Grin


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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009 04:09:57 AM »

Hi purpleprincess - nice to meet you! Oh, those aren't my flowers - I don't knit/crochet. That's one of Jane's pictures, it was just to give people an idea of what was needed.

MonicaElaine - thank you! I know that they have been very moved by the number of people who have expressed their solidarity with the family

« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2009 02:55:05 AM »

I'm wearing one of Maggie's Flowers right now - mine was knitted by Maggie's nana and I love it very much  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2009 02:45:34 AM »

I can only begin to imagine the pain such an experience must bring.

Having been fortunate enough myself to have experienced a water birth I couldn't not do my little bit to
help raise funds for a new pool Smiley

Here's my little batch!  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2009 04:20:02 AM »

Ooh those are SO pretty  Grin

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