Our journey with Laura
It was a phone call like no other … one that made our hearts sink!
A request to craft a wooden box to protect the most precious and treasured keepsakes Laura and James have of their son, Link, who tragically was stillborn. And another box in which his beautiful hand and feet castings would be placed in for display and also accessible to touch.
Humbled and honoured at the same time, we knew our team could craft what Laura was looking for. From the very start at cutting the timber, through to building, sanding and then printing and engraving, it really has made us all feel so special that we could create these wooden boxes for Laura and James, knowing just how important they are! One of our staff members’ had stillborn twin girls 10 years ago and back then, although it wasn’t that long ago, there were no keepsake boxes offered to bereaved parents. She wholeheartedly understands and appreciates the significance of a beautiful wooden box in which to keep the only memories of a baby or babies.
We are proud to support Laura and James in their quest to raise funds for the production of timber memory boxes that will be donated to Red Nose and the John Hunter Hospital for families affected by stillbirth.
Through our donation of time to handcraft each and every timber box, it brings so much happiness, fulfilment and pride to our team supporting Laura, Red Nose and the John Hunter Hospital.
At Laura’s fundraising event, A Gift from Link, held on Red Nose Day, we surprised her with a further donation … and it is with sincere thanks to Marshall’s Timbers, Mr Ply & Wood and Mulford Plastics that we are able to donate an additional 150 handcrafted Display Boxes top of what is crafted from the funds raised from her event.
Now that’s true community spirit! I think those feel good vibes will keep us going for months.
Whilst the fundraising event has been and gone, we feel it is important to continue this legacy in honour of Link and knowing just how treasured these boxes will be by families affected by stillbirth. If you would like to purchase a box or a set for donation to Red Nose and the John Hunter Hospital, please head over to the ‘Donation‘ page on our website.