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The Isabel Baker Foundation
A Poem, By Carolyn - July 5th 2020
'"What is The Isabel Baker Foundation?"
Oh, you don't know?
It was set up in Isabel's memory
Five years ago,
Isabel was a dear little babe
Sad to say, I never met her,
But the sweet precious little girl
Just could not get better,
When you are next in Purewell
Look for Isabels Shop of Treasure,
Go inside and you will find
It will give you pleasure.
You will be greeted with a smile
And a cheerful hello,
From Vicky, little Isabel's Mum
"How on earth did she cope
After suffering such a blow?"
She decided the best way
Was to give other children hope.
Will you support the Foundation?
I do so hope you would,
it will be fulfilling
It will feel good.
So, go on, pick up a leaflet
And then you will understand.
You could become a volunteer,
You could lend a helping hand.
I have found in the past that it is very difficult to get any financial support for parents following the loss of a child . It makes such a difference to know that the Isabel Baker Foundation will consider a grant following bereavement when parents struggle to cope with their loss as well as with trying to pay for a funeral , household bills and not feeling able to work . A grant at this time takes some of the stress away when parents are grieving for their child.
CLIC Sargent Social Worker