Bradley’s Jewellers York will donate a selection of fine jewellery designs to the upcoming raffle held by Olivia’s Dream Charity Ball in recognition of the importance of Baby Loss Awareness Week (9-15 October 2022).
Olivia’s Dream Charity Ball raises vital funds for the York & Scarborough Hospitals Charity and the dedicated Bereavement Suite at York Hospital Maternity Ward.
The raffle will be held by the charity on Saturday 19 November at York Racecourse.
Donations from the independent jewellery business will include a one-carat laboratory-grown diamond solitaire ring in platinum from The York Rose Collection which retails at £5,500.
On the night, Kay Bradley, owner of Bradley’s Jewellers York, will also present a silver Twinkle Toes charm bracelet to every mother who has suffered baby loss, as a symbol of remembrance and hope.
Each mother will be invited to visit Bradley’s Jewellers to have their bracelet engraved with a special name or date in their baby’s memory.
Talking about the donations and Olivia’s Dream Charity Ball, Kay Bradley said: “Twinkle Toes is one of my most personal collections to date as it is inspired by my son Rupert and his medical needs.
“I created the Twinkle Toes charm as a not-for-profit piece to inspire mums, dads and caregivers, and I hope its sentiment resonates with the attendees at Olivia’s Dream Charity Ball.
“Overall, I just want to give something back to all the parents who’ve suffered such terrible loss and support a cause that is important for the local community.”
Olivia’s Dream Charity Ball was created by Donna and Matthew Bailey in memory of their daughter Olivia Tina Bailey, who passed away in June 2022.
The pair’s experience at York Hospital inspired them to establish the charity and give back to others who are in similar situations.
The couple had previously established a relationship with Bradley’s Jewellers York through the purchase of an engagement ring, which was engraved with Olivia’s name in her memory.
Donna Bailey commented: “Matthew and I were overjoyed when Kay offered to sponsor Olivia’s Dream Charity Ball.
“It was already a special moment, as we were choosing an engagement ring, which Kay beautifully engraved with our daughter’s name.
“Kay has such attention to detail and really does take the very best care of her customers.
“It’s incredible to be working with Bradley’s, a local, family business, and her generosity will help us to raise awareness of baby loss and hopefully raise lots of money for Bereavement Suite at York Hospital.”
Bradley’s Jewellers York will formally launch its Twinkle Toes collection at the event and showcase its growing fine jewellery range, The York Rose Collection, which includes both natural and laboratory-grown diamond designs.
Kay Bradley added: “Baby Loss Awareness Week is an important time to reflect on the grief and loneliness that can come with the loss of a child.
“Its Alliance Members, like the Miscarriage Association, do vital work in providing support and advice.
“Sponsoring Olivia’s Dream Charity Ball is our small way of giving back to a much larger network that helps grieving families.”
The independent jewellery business has a long history of supporting local charities and community events.
Kay Bradley pledged donations to the Celebration of Achievement Awards in September to support patient care and staff wellbeing in the NHS.
Tickets for Olivia’s Dream Charity Ball are available for purchase until 30 October 2022.