The Lily Mae Foundation was set up by Ryan and Amy Jackson, after losing their little girl Lily Mae to stillbirth in February 2010.
You can read their story here:
Ryan and Amy have done amazing work with the Lily Mae Foundation, raising over £30,000 for Sands and other baby loss groups.
They have offered much care and support to other families and have been a source of inspiration to so many.
Two of our film’s main characters Matt and Juliette Gaunt attended, Juliette now works with the Lily Mae Foundation and helped prepare the day with Amy.
There were readings, poems, songs, carols, candle lighting and hanging beautiful messages to their babies on the Christmas tree. It was led by Vicar Kathy Lloyd Robers who did a wonderful job. It was a beautiful sunny day, which made the most of the light coming in from the stained glass windows.
There was a lovely letter to Santa reading my Alfie, Lily Mae’s older brother, son of Ryan and Amy.
He did a great job of this and asked Santa to make sure he brought presents to Lily Mae and the other babies too.
The Christmas tree looked beautiful when it was decorated with the special dedication tags and baubles for all the babies.
St Mary’s Church are leaving these decorations on to remember the
babies for the whole of the Christmas period.
Our crew for the day were Debbie Howard – Director, Colin Pons – Producer,
Emma Dalesman – DoP and David Mitchell – Sound Recordist.
Big thanks to the Lily Mae Foundation for putting on such a wonderful