After a long heroic fight we lost Ellie on 9th March 2016. We will keep fundraising for H-ABC Research but are focusing on our new venture Ellie's Retreat.
There are no words to explain the grief after the death of your child whether expected or not. The pain and heartache felt are immense. Numbness and severe anxiety become a part of everyday life. There is a real fear of going outside the door and meeting people having no explanation for these feelings.
We recently returned from a short break at Alice’s Escapes in Cumbria, a charity which also offers respite breaks for families. We as a family really enjoyed the escape (as well as we could under the circumstances). The fear and anxiety lessened even if it was just for those few days. Life seemed a wee bit normal and this is where the idea for “Ellie’s Retreat” was born. The aim of “Ellie’s Retreat” is to help families like us and keep Ellies memory alive.
“Ellie’s Retreat” will be a safe haven for families like us who have lost a child, offering week or weekend breaks.
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with gift aid: £16,369.03
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