About the Trust.

From small beginnings in 2013 the Trust has grown thanks to the generous donations of individuals and businesses. This wonderful support has enabled us to provide assistance to parents and professionals in many areas of mother and baby care.

Whilst maintaining our core aim of supporting bereaved parents we have widened the scope of the work we can do with a program of support across all aspects of maternal and baby care with particular focus on prevention of loss.

We understand the importance of making memories and finding ways to remember those babies who weren’t able to make the safe journey from conception to birth.

Although we have achieved far more than we ever anticipated or dreamt of there are still things we would like to be able to do and with the help of our dedicated and generous supporters we continue to look for ways to make these ideas a reality.


What’s happening?

 

miscarriage support explainer

As part of the trusts work to support parents who experience a miscarriage we have created this short video which explains a little of what we offer at this difficult time. The video is available to view or download from our website.

 
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Invitation - 15th September

We are now able to announce our first memorial planting will be at Les Caches Farm later this year in partnership with The National Trust of Guernsey. Creating natural places of remembrance is a beautiful way to enable parents and families to remember all babies gone too soon and to build hope for the future.

The planting will be a combination of native trees and shrubs and parents may remember as many babies as they wish for a donation of £25 per tree/shrub. Thanks to a donation towards these costs from Skipton International’s Community Fund, we are able to gift one planting to each family who would like to remember a little one. However there is no limit on the number of trees/shrubs that can be requested and the remembrance is available for a loss of any gestation regardless of the time that has passed since this happened. Parents will also be invited to assist with the planting of the area later in the year if they wish to do so.

We will be at Les Caches Farm on Sunday 15th September from 11.30-13.30 where you can see the planting area, register for a tree/shrub and bring a picnic to enjoy the area if you wish. Refreshments and cakes will be available and Members of the National Trust of Guernsey will also be there to provide more information on the location.

Please let us know if you would like to come along on 15th September or if you would like more information on the planting by email to chloe@theivytrust.org.

 
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BEREAVEMENT STUDY DAY in october.

A Bereavement Study Day has been arranged for October with contributors from national charities providing an opportunity for individuals from many backgrounds who may be involved in supporting bereaved parents to come together. 

 
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partnering with the NATIONAL TRUST OF GUERNSEY.

We will soon be announcing details of our first venture with the National Trust of Guernsey where parents will be invited to plant trees and shrubs to create an area dedicated to babies gone too soon. 

 
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thankyou petit ecole nursery!

Many thanks to Petit Ecole Nursery who raised over £5,000 in June by holding a prize draw and family fun day.


Donations.

The Ivy Trust is funded entirely by donations and any amount however small is much appreciated.  We are always keen to offer support to fundraising events and can provide banners and leaflets. We have a number of collection pots at various retail outlets around the island - please get in touch if you have a suitable location for one of these.
If you wish to make a donation please click on the link below