Amazing news from Portugal!!!

Earlier this week was the European Finals of DHL's Got Heart Awards held in Lisbon. Steven Daly, one of DWA's Ambassadors, attended where the film of his journey was played to all the delegates and he was presented with three awards totalling over 26500 Euros for Daddys With Angels.


Next stop will be the Global Awards Ceremony and Dan has promised to chaperone him and drink all the champagne so Steven can keep a clear head


Steven you have gone above and beyond. You have done DWA proud but more importantly you have created a legacy for your angels and your beautiful family, one that will help many more bereaved parents and families as they navigate their way down our path.
 

We all thank you!!

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December 2021 - A message from our Director

Daddys with Angels are excited to announce that will are currently in talks to work alongside FOLLO FC to reach even more families affected by the loss of a child.

 

FOLLO FC was created by Gary Berkley after the tragic loss of his son Sammy in a road accident at 14 years old and his creation in Sammy’s memory has grown beyond all expectations helping many angel families along the way.

 

Gary’s love for football mirrors my own as a qualified FA coach. ‘I’ve watched FOLLO FC grow in the last few years and their passion to use football as a tool to help others is phenomenal to see. The dads involved find a brotherhood and the families create a support network alongside the team.’

 

As part of the collaboration, we will be providing kits for the next season having previously sponsored a successful junior team and FOLLO FC followers will have full access to the 4000 strong peer support networks across all groups within DWA. We at DWA are excited to welcome Gary, Sarah, and the entire FOLLO FC family…. Let’s help more people together

Wedding Dresses

 

We are asked on a daily basis if we are accepting wedding dresses to be made into gowns for little ones and we are happy to announce that YES, we are!!!

 

The address to send them to:

14 Fir Tree Walk, Lowton, WA32NW

 

***Please be aware that occasionally a dress may be too intricately embroidered to be suitable, and, in these cases, we may re-use a dress by other charities who may provide a wedding for a patient in end-of-life care that may want to marry before they grow their wings or to support our fundraising to fund what we do at DWA. If this isn’t acceptable, please let us know when you send it so we can return the dress to you if it can’t be used***

 

Light Up Bears

 

As a refresh of Paul’s Travelling Bear project, we are extremely pleased that we are expecting a shipment of 250 bears imminently with 100 in the UK, 100 in the USA, 25 to Australasia and a further 25 to other countries and like the travelling bears each one will have its own journal. We will be committing a number of these bears to Wigan MBC in the UK as part of the drive in the area as Mayoral Charity of The Year

 

Not only will these act as a nightlight for siblings affected by loss but will forge a new network of peer support and show these poor kids that they are not alone in their loss

 

 

2022 and beyond…

 

There are plenty of things to look forward to in the next year or two…. We remain the Mayoral Charity for Wigan until May and that alone is creating an awareness, we could previously only dream of. The two memorial gardens we are helping to fund will be completed. Paul’s memorial garden will hopefully be finalised and we at DWA look forward to being involved where we can, to help Paul’s family to achieve this.

 

As 2021 draws to a close I feel it’s important that I say a few thank you in the news section because without these people DWA wouldn’t exist anymore. Leigh, our treasurer, and Paul’s daughter, for supporting me and some of my rather bizarre ideas. Yvonne, Paul’s sister for being there – she’s awesome!! Rick for my web support (I’m awful at it) My amazing admins and moderators who look after the groups, all the creativity and graphics team, my overseas admins who probably feel like I forget them sometimes. I promise I never forget them!!! All those I have mentioned give their time freely for no reward whatsoever (nobody gets a wage at DWA) they are the strongest of angel parents and I am quite often rendered speechless at their love and commitment… thank you so much.

 

My final thank you is to the members - without you all we wouldn’t have that peer support and without that so many would struggle without a place to turn. You’re all heroes even if sometimes you don’t feel like it.

August 2021

 

DWA have just announced 2 new working relationships.  1 will be available to offer legal advice in the case of medical negligence and the other is a with another bereavement charity that will be offering DWA services to grieving dads

All of these help to share the work we do further and help us reach more dads in need.  Click Here to go to our Partners page and find out more

August 2021

 

Our Director, Dan Hill and everyone here at Daddys with Angels would like to express a huge Thank You to the Lockhart family.  We are very fortunate to have a lot of wonderful people contribute to the Charity but every year the Lockhart's pay tribute to their 4 angels by fundraising and carrying out a range of gruelling tasks.  This year they have taken on a Cycle and Walk challenge.  We are always humbled by the lengths people go to in support of what we do and are in particular awe of how the Lockhart's keep their angels memories alive

August 2021

 

Daddys with Angels are honoured to have been selected as the Mayoral Charity for 2021/2022 by the Mayor of Wigan, Yvonne Klieve. This is a valuable way for us to reach a greater audience and hopefully open up the door for more dads to gain the support they need...

Please have a read at the attached document for further details

August 2021

 

We are delighted to have been awarded the Community Interest Company of the Year award at the Central England Business Prestige Awards. It's an amazing feeling that so many business' are recognizing the need to support their employees through baby loss. If you would be interested in talking about how we can work with your business then please get in touch...

Please have a read at the attached document for further details