Supporting bereaved families
following the loss of a child
Who was Jasmine? Jasmine was the most remarkable little girl, who loved life and loved her family and her friends. She was a little mother hen to her younger brothers and just adored them from the moment they were born. She was a very loyal and kind little girl who would do anything for others and always wanted to help and make sure others were ok. Her smile lit up the room and she was so full of energy and joy. She had a real zest for life and was always looking for the next thing to do. She never sat still and was affectionately known as ‘Jazzy B’ during her time at nursery. Jasmine had her own unique style and would plan and customise her own outfits, oozing style and elegance for such a little girl.
She had a real love of running and was athletic and quick and loved to dance and loved music, often performing routines for us at home. She had a wonderful imagination and loved so much to play with her brothers and friends. She was quietly confident and had a very strong will to win (she hated losing!). She was the leader in the house, the organiser who told everyone what games were going to be played. Life is just not the same without her and the world is a darker and emptier place without her here. The music stopped when we lost her and life is so quiet now without the enthusiasm that she brought to life.
Love, Jasmine. Love, Jasmine was established by Rob and Kathy Lapsley in 2016 to support other families who had lost a child. Jasmine's death meant that they experienced first hand what support services were and were not available. They then set out to improve the support that was available to bereaved families in the Merseyside area.
What do we do? We provide bereavement support to families who have a lost a child of any age from 20 weeks gestation to adulthood. We take an holistic approach to the support we provide families as we understand that everyone deals with their grief and trauma in their own way.
Practical - Advice, signposting, guidance and advocacy.
Self-care - Complimentary therapies, yoga and meditation.
Respite Breaks - Short breaks at Jasmine's Retreat which is in Ribby Hall Village, Lancashire.
We know we can't fix what has happened, but we can help bereaved families find the support that is right for them.