Interview with Jessica Smallwood ahead of this Novembers SNOW BALL charity event in Stratford

Written by on August 29, 2014

The Stratford Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon is set to host one of a national set of Snow Balls this November, in aid of charity.
More than six Snow Balls are being held across the UK this festive season at locations including Stratford-upon-Avon, Manchester, Sussex and Cardiff. These events are part of a fundraising drive to raise crucial funds for the Mariposa Trust, a leading support charity, which specialises in supporting people who have lost a child at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy.
The Stratford-upon-Avon Snow Ball is being held on the 21st November 2014 at The Stratford Hotel and the evening will commence at 7.30pm. Coordinated by Jessica Smallwood, an Assistant Fundraising Manager for the charity, the evening will feature a luxury 3-course meal, auction, raffle and fabulous entertainment. Jessica commented, “The Snow Ball is the perfect chance for friends and families, companies and organisations to have a wonderful night out, whilst enjoying great food and entertainment. It is also lends itself to being a wonderful chance for a company Christmas night out, whilst helping to support a National Charity that is making a real difference.”
The Mariposa Trust is a support charity that provides support and advice for 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 for people who have suffered baby loss. Furthermore, the charity has a number of other support divisions, ‘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 and Co-CEO of the Trust with husband Andy, had this to say, “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 to remember their children. We also giving support that meets their needs and their situation, and we campaign and work for changes in the support that people receive pre, during and post baby loss.”
For more information on the Snow Ball, please contact Jessica at Tickets are available from Jessica and are priced at £50 per person. For more information on the charity please visit You can also follow the charity on Twitter @SayinggoodbyeUK and on Facebook at /SayinggoodbyeUK

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