Hotel to host Snow Ball in aid of baby loss

ZOE AND ANDY CLARK-COATES SUS-141121-102517001
ZOE AND ANDY CLARK-COATES SUS-141121-102517001

A hotel in Alfriston is preparing to host an enchanting Snow Ball to support a charity that cares for those who have suffered the loss of a baby.

Deans Place Hotel is one of a number of venues across the UK to hold the fundraising event in aid of The Mariposa Trust - a leading charity that specialises in supporting people who have lost a child at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy.

The Snow Ball will take place in Alfriston on December 13 from 7.30pm. Co-ordinated by Elizabeth Tullett, fundraiser and joint national hospital and relationship manager, and Jennifer Stanwick, fundraiser for the charity, the evening will feature a luxury three-course meal, auction, raffle and fabulous entertainment.

Elizabeth said, “The Snow Ball is the perfect chance for friends and families, companies and organisations to have a wonderful night out, while enjoying great food and entertainment. It is also lends itself to being a wonderful chance for a company Christmas night out, while helping to support a National Charity that is making a real difference.”

The Mariposa Trust supports anyone who has suffered baby loss, whether recently or historically, and also provides the first national set of remembrance services across the UK at cathedrals and minsters.

Furthermore, the charity has a number of other support divisions, including ‘GrowingYou’, which supports people who are pregnant following loss, ‘Waiting for You’, which supports people who are going through the adoption process, and ‘Holding Hope’ that supports people who are undergoing fertility treatment.

Zoe Clark-Coates, co-founder of the Trust, said, “Baby loss is a huge issue. Hundreds of people are going through baby loss, whether miscarriage, stillbirth or loss in infancy, every single day in the UK.

“The taboo nature of baby loss means that often their loss is not discussed, their grief not addressed, their need for support not met, and they can often feel ostracised. As a charity we are trying to combat this. We provide services that help people to acknowledge their loss and remember their children.”

For information, please email sgsnowball2014@gmail.com. Visit www.sayinggoodbye.org for details of the charity.