To raise funds for A Little Lifetime, a charity that supports bereaved parents of pre and perinatal children, we are going to raffle one of our most coveted pieces of furniture;
the stunning Anthracite and Marble Sideboard (worth €1,395).
Tickets are €10 each and multiple entries are allowed. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to A Little Lifetime. The draw will take place on Wednesday 14th December at 7pm via Instagram Live.
Here at Oriana B. we treat our team like family and truly believe that the amazing people who work here are what makes us special. This year we experienced a devastating loss, when the baby of our beloved Studio Manager, Amanda Walsh, was born sleeping on 6th September 2022. A beautiful baby boy weighing 7lb 6oz with a shock of dark hair and his mother’s nose and mouth; James, as Amanda and her husband Michael put it, “changed our whole lives”.
Amanda Walsh, Studio Manager
Amanda is truly the backbone of Oriana B. and we have grieved with her every day since. She is an amazingly resilient person and wants to turn her pain into activism and we are eager to support her. Christmas can be such a difficult time for bereaved parents, with people often unaware of how to address the distressing subject of child loss, how to recognise that their little lives mattered and honour them on special occasions. This Christmas we would like to support Amanda’s requested charity partner, A Little Lifetime, to help them in their noble work of supporting bereaved parents after a life changing loss.
"On September 6th, 2022, I experienced the hardest day of my life. I had a stillbirth at 39 weeks. Despite hearing about it, I would never have thought I'd be a part of the 1 in 200 pregnancies that will suffer a stillbirth. Instead of bringing home my beautiful baby boy, I had to bring home a memory box. The support meetings for bereaved parents provided by A Little Lifetime have helped me the most," says Amanda.
About A Little Lifetime
“A Little Lifetime Foundation are very grateful to all at Oriana B. who have so kindly chosen us as their charity partner this Christmas. It is comforting for Amanda that her workplace is understanding and supportive of the path she treads since baby James died. Life after your baby dies can be so lonely and shining a light on how workplaces can support bereaved parents is important. One of a bereaved parents greatest fears is that people will forget their baby; small baby does not mean small loss. Oriana B. are remembering baby James, Amanda and Michael’s son; forever loved, forever missed.”
A Little Lifetime Foundation was established in 1983 by a group of bereaved parents. They are an Irish charity (reg number CHY 11507), providing support and services to parents whose baby has died around the time of birth or shortly afterwards and parents who receive a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality in pregnancy. Their executive and parent support teams are made up of volunteers who are all bereaved parents. They have one staff member employed on a part time basis to assist with administration at their premises. They engage the services of a professional bereavement therapist who attends support meetings and meets with parents privately as required. They provide the highest standards of care to the parents they support. You can learn more about A Little Lifetime and the amazing work they do on their website: https://alittlelifetime.ie/
Terms and Conditions 1. THE RAFFLE 1.1 The Raffle is a charity fundraising initiative promoted by Oriana B. on behalf of A Little Lifetime, and the Raffle Proceeds will go towards supporting A Little Lifetime's counselling service. 1.2 Oriana B, is a limited company and registered in Ireland with company number 597337 and A Little Lifetime is a registered charity with Registered charity number CHY 11507 whose registered office is at Rosemount Business Park, Ballycoolin D15 HD91 1.3 Tickets for the Raffle are sold on behalf of A Little Lifetime through the Website of Oriana B. 1.4 Each €10 ticket is valid for 1 entry to the Raffle. There is no restriction on the number of tickets per person. Multiple tickets will generate an equal number of raffle entries. 2. WHO CAN ENTER 2.1. You can only enter the Raffle if you are 18 years old or over (“Minimum Age”). Persons under the Minimum Age shall not be permitted to participate in the Raffle. 2.2 Entries are not available outside the island of Ireland. Any entries from outside the island of Ireland will be disqualified and are non-refundable. 3. THE PRIZE 3.1 The winner will receive a discount code for 100% of the value of the Anthracite and Marble Sideboard. 3.2 Pre-Christmas delivery cannot be guaranteed.