WARRINGTON’S annual Angels’ Walk takes place this Sunday (April 9), marking the seventh year it has been held.
The event is a sponsored 9.5-10 mile walk where participants visit the dedicated baby gardens at Warrington – Forget Me Not garden, Fox Covert – Rosebud Garden and Walton Lea – Sweet Dreams garden. Balloon releases are held at each of the stops.
It provides an ideal opportunity for bereaved people to meet other families that have experienced the death of a baby and share their stories, seek support and make like-minded friendships whilst raising much needed funds & awareness for the award winning charity Harry & Co.
Founder Kate Tinkerm who set up the charity following the syillbirth of her son Harry at 41 weeks in 2010, said “We provide private and very comfortable bedroom and suite facilities for parents to stay with their baby for as long as they need to in the hospital environment which is separate from the general maternity wards and special care departments.
“We provide a private web based support forum which supports the parents and families that have been affected by the death of a baby, this is manned by midwife professionals and other bereaved parents that can help with getting through day to day.
“A selection of library books has also been created that are available for parents to borrow, these books will help with understanding the grieving process and help individuals specifically in still birth and neo natal loss.
“We aim to raise funds in order to be able to redecorate and fully equip the facility to make it as comfortable as possible in the most tragic of circumstances.”
Each participant will receive a Harry Bear and Commemorative t-shirt, refreshments at the half way point and a drink at the end of the walk at the Walton Arms.