Memory Boxes

A Memory Box or keepsake boxes are used for storing mementos of when a family loses their child or children

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These special boxes are not only for parents, but can also be a tool for other siblings or younger family members. It can be difficult for young children to hold on to memories, so a memory box can be a useful and beautiful way of passing on memories of treasured times with your baby.

Tabitha’s Trust have been supplying Memory Boxes to the Jane Crookall Maternity Ward, Special Care Baby Unit and Mortuary at Nobles Hospital, Isle of Man; since July 2014.

Along with items from our Care Packages and Forever Butterflies Project, we hope that these simple items will be comforting to newly bereaved families.

The contents of our Memory Boxes have almost entirely been donated by volunteers, other local or UK based baby loss charities, or purchased through our Amazon Wishlist by kind supporters. Contents may vary depending on what items we have available, but generally they will contain some or all of the following:12742681_743152585786166_226742240038848054_n

  • Handmade Blanket
  • Two Matching Teddies, or Butterflies – one to stay with baby and one for Mum and Dad – felt teddies kindly donated by Comfor Ted
  • Two balloons and a tag
  • Paper Lantern and decorated tea light
  • Memory Card and holder
  • Ink less Foot / hand wipes
  • Clay Impression Kit
  • Leaflet with information about how to obtain a complimentary posy of flowers for your child’s funeral
  • Special Baby Memories Book – kindly donated by Life After Loss
  • Lined with white tissue paper 
  • A small, white, cardboard butterfly keepsake box#]
  • Flower Seeds
  • Certificate of Life
  • Glasswork Angel doanted by Love Stepping Stones

If you would like to request a Memory Box, we ask for a minimum donation of £10.00 to cover costs and postage / delivery. Please contact us to order yours.

Please let us know what gestation your baby was, or age of the child the box is intended for, so we can pack it accordingly. This is available on the Isle of Man Only

A really simple way to help the Charity provide these special items, is by purchasing items from our Amazon WishList. These range in price from £1.50. Or donating items that can be used.  Please contact us for the postal address (different from our registered office) or to discuss any ideas you may have 

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Artwork kindly donated by Janice Farnan Photography

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