Little Forget Me Nots Trust celebrates after receiving £9750 in National Lottery funding

Little Forget Me Nots Trust based in Lurgan is celebrating today after being awarded £9750 in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

Little Forget Me Nots Trust will use its funding to support families who have unfortunately experienced preteen Child Loss.

This new National Lottery funding means the charity is in the position to support 5 bereaved families with in-depth support where the family can engage in Art Therapy and/or courses of crafting sessions. 

National Lottery players raise over £30 million a week for good causes across the UK. The National Lottery Community Fund distributes a share of this to projects to support people and communities to prosper and thrive.  

Catherine Muldoon, Community Connections Officer for the charity, said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means that we can work towards our vision That every family who has experienced preteen Child Loss has access to support that aids them in living with grief in a positive way. This will make a big difference to people’s lives.” 

During the pandemic, in 2020 alone, The National Lottery Community Fund distributed almost £1 billion to charities and community organisations across the UK. 

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[Catherine Muldoon, telephone number 07985249858 or email]

Pictures are available upon request.

Notes to Editors:

About The National Lottery Community Fund

We are the largest funder of community activity in the UK – we support people and communities to prosper and thrive. 

We’re proud to award money raised by National Lottery players to communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and to work closely with the Government to distribute vital grants and funding from key Government programmes and initiatives. 

Our funding has a positive impact and makes a difference to people’s lives. We support projects focussed on things that matter, including economic prosperity, employment, young people, mental health, loneliness and helping the UK reach NET Zero by 2050. 

Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, our funding is open to everyone. We’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of local groups right up to UK-wide charities, enabling people and communities to bring their ambitions to life.   

National Lottery players raise over £30 million each week for good causes throughout the UK. Since The National Lottery began in 1994, £43 billion has been raised for good causes. National Lottery funding has been used to support over 635,000 projects - 255 projects per postcode area.

About Little Forget Me Nots Trust

Founded in 2020 by Louise Taylor, during a time she was struggling to find the right support after her own loss. Louise turned to alternative ways to keep her mind focused and away from the heavy thoughts that come after a child loss. She found herself talking more while she discovered new hobbies and interests.

By following these new interests she has developed a following who understand how using our hands helps our minds and hearts process grief. Louise is using this strength as the foundation for the Little Forget Me Nots Trust and is beginning to build a new path for alternative support in Northern Ireland… and beyond one day.

We want to connect you with alternative ways that may help you figure out techniques to overcome obstacles whenever you feel ready to face the world again and begin to live with grief.

We work closely with funeral directors who are unfortunately seeing far too many pregnancy & infant losses which is making our purpose much more relevant to our community.

We aim to provide immediate support to a family who has just lost a child, which will then turn into transitional support and then we will follow this up with different ways to remember our loved ones.

Over the last 2 years, we have been working hard to pilot projects, and generate an income to fund running costs and now we are thankfully in the position to begin supporting you.

Charity founder Louise Taylor with Board Members and Community Connections Officer Catherine Muldoon

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