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supporting bereaved families following the loss of a child.

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April 20, 2018

There’s nothing in life that can prepare you for losing a child, nothing.  As bad as you think it might be - it’s worse. Much, much worse. As fragile human beings, we’re not equipped to deal with the searing pain and anguish that, at times, can be paralysing. Make no m...

January 31, 2018

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I can actually remember quite a lot about  my 10th birthday.  I remember getting a chess set, as I’d asked for one as I was playing chess in school and wanted to get into the school team.  I also remember kicking off because I’d been bought clothes that didn’t meet...

November 1, 2017

Choking:  There's a better way to save a life

My daughter Jasmine died in August 2014 after she choked on a grape while we were on holiday.  She was 6 years old.  When she began to choke, I knew what I needed to do, I knew how to remove the blockage as I’d done 4 or 5 f...

October 24, 2017

THE NEED TO KNOW:  The importance of ‘The Hillsborough Law’​​

It’s difficult to get across to people how devastating it is to lose a child, because most of the time the words that I know don’t describe it, not properly anyway.  You miss your child constantly, no matter...

September 28, 2017

Today is the first anniversary of us receiving our Registered Charity Number from The Charity Commission (No. 1169397). We regard 28th September 2016 as the day the charity was founded, because even though we’d been working hard in the months beforehand preparing our a...

April 21, 2017

Last night viewers of BBC1 will have seen the programme ‘Mind Over Marathon’ which showed 10 volunteers, who all live with various mental health issues, come together to begin training for this year’s London Marathon which takes place on Sunday.  Some of the mental hea...

March 29, 2017

Following the conclusion of last year’s second inquest into the Hillsborough disaster of April 1989, Andy Burnham MP, announced that he was going to call for the introduction of a ‘Hillsborough Law’.   His experience of how that particular inquest was conducted and his...

March 26, 2017

That’s Mother’s Day almost over, the end of another one of those dates in the calendar that we have come to dread for the last 2 and ½ years.  For the past month or so, shops, pubs and restaurants have been promoting Mother’s Day, in the hope of getting business in the...

March 11, 2017

On the 28th September 2016, Love, Jasmine was registered as a charity with the Charities Commission, approximately three and a half months after we finally decided to stop dithering and commit ourselves to launching the charity in Jasmine’s name.  But in reality, the c...

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