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An Unforgettable Trip To 4Louis

Updated: Jun 8, 2023

Trigger Warning: This blog topic discusses baby loss.


4Louis logo

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I recently visited the 4Louis charity in Sunderland for the day with my sister. I think it's so important that I tell you more about this incredible charity - who they are, what they do and why we visited them.


4Louis work across the UK and Ireland to support anyone affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and the death of a baby or child. They understand the pain and heartbreak that families go through and are dedicated to providing comfort and support during this difficult time. 4Louis provide memory boxes filled with beautiful keepsakes and mementos to help families create lasting memories of their loved one. They also provide useful tools, equipment and training to hospital units, hospices and other professionals who work with grieving families.


4Louis warehouse

The Reason For Our Trip To 4Louis


As many of you know from reading my poetry, my husband and I sadly lost our baby boy earlier this year. Like the majority of you, we also hadn't heard of 4Louis until then. Now, I feel like we'll be grateful to them forever.


When our hospital, the Liverpool Women's Hospital, organised a trip to meet the 4Louis charity in Sunderland, I knew that I wanted to go and thank Bob, Tracey and the rest of the team in person. We were also told that we could help make up memory boxes for other grieving families in memory of our lost babies.


It truly was an unforgettable, emotional and rewarding experience. I will remember that day forever.


4Louis memory box

The Most Meaningful Thing In My Career So Far


Before visiting 4Louis, I sent Bob and Tracey an email to let them know how much I was looking forward to the trip. I also attached a copy of my poem, "Hope and Love", and asked if I was able to bring some with me and add them to the memory boxes we were making. When Bob replied "yes", I couldn't believe it. It made me so emotional to think that my words might help families suffering from the same pain my husband and I have experienced.


If my words can help at least one person, that's all I could honestly ever wish for.


If you would like to know anymore information about 4Louis, please visit their website: www.4louis.co.uk

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