Scarlett Eve's fund is a voluntary non-profit organisation, created by myself and my husband (Emma and Darren) in December 2010 in memory of our daughter, Scarlett Eve Sudworth, who was born on the 16th of December 2005 in Doncaster, and died just short of 2 days old in the neo natal unit in Jessops, Sheffield.
What does Scarlett Eve's fund do?
The fund relies on donations and monies from sponsored events, etc to provide memory boxes, late miscarriage packs and contents to the delivery suite, and ward M2 at our local hospital (Doncaster womens Hospital) and our aim is to spread further in the future.
The boxes will then be given to parents who have had a baby die before/during or very soon after birth, from an appropriate gestational age.
Having a baby die is a horrific experience, the pain and desperation is unimaginable and can happen unexpectedly so the parents can't prepare for this, the memory boxes provide important pieces that will be treasured by the parents forever.
What is in the memory boxes?
Provided to the hospital is a beautiful memory box that contains a hand made card for the babies details & hand and foot prints, a teddy, blanket, outfit, prem clothing, photo album, a little windmill for the garden or grave, poem, love heart crystal T light holder, trinket box, love heart tree memory decoration, a soft clay impression memory tin/print canvas, a hooded towel and sponge.
Why did we create the fund?
Simple, we wanted to help others who are going through this awful time. No parents should have to have a funeral for their baby. Having to watch our baby die was heart breaking, the pain and despair is debilitating, walking away without her was horrific, i cant really explain the pain and what it does to you deep down, our life was changed from that moment on. It took a long time to regain strength and energy to invest back in life again, the long, dark road of grief was helped by the support from my family , our friends and a bereavement counsellor, and my personal spiritual journey of mediataion, breathing and relaxation with the Art of Livng, you learn to adjust to the difficult journey and the continuos challenges it brings, but with the right tools and time, life becomes joyous again! Scarlett will never be forgotten and will always be part of our family, she now has two beautiful brothers, and a sister, Oliver, Harry and felicity.
It is through this experience that gives myself and Darren the strength and immense passion to help others, and to try and turn a negative experience into a positive and productive one, her life had a purpose, she was given to us for a reason, which we are extremely grateful for, the darkness and fog transcended to Scarlett Eves Fund.