#CyclingForOrla 2017

This year, Cycling For Orla continues and this time we are raising money for Tommy’s, who work tirelessly to undertake research that actually saves babies lives and campaigning to raise awareness and to support safer pregnancies.unknown

Andy will be participating in Ride London in July, cycling 100 miles throughout London and Surrey.  Then in September, he will be taking a solo cycle ride from London to Lands End.  As with #CyclingForOrla 2016, I will again be his support vehicle, but this time accompanied by our rainbow Esme.

 

#CyclingForOrla 2017 – Random Acts of Kindness

Dedicating a random act of kindness to a baby gone too soon

In the same way we did whilst #CyclingForOrla 2016, we would like to mark Orla’s existence along the way, but this year we would like to remember and honour other babies too by undertaking some random acts of kindness.  In order to do this, I will be hand making some small gifts to leave / give to people along the way.  Each gift will include a tag with details of the trip and our fundraising for Tommy’s, as well as the name of the baby that this random act of kindness is dedicated to.  We will take photos of these gifts and the places they are left and will leave details of each baby on this page.  Therefore the people who receive these gifts can come and read a little more about the baby it was dedicated to.

The hope will be to raise lots of awareness as well as much needed money to save babies lives.  It is also an opportunity for someone new to #SayTheirName

If you would like to dedicate a random act of kindness gift to your baby (or a baby you know who has gone too soon), or you are a recipient of a random act of kindness, then we would love it if you could make a donation to our fundraising page:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AndyCottle

Have you found a random act of kindness?

Congratulations and we hope you enjoy it!  Your gift was dedicated by someone who has, or knows, a baby that has sadly been taken too soon.  Miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death and SIDS are sadly very common and affect thousands of families.  The impact of losing a baby is overwhelming and far reaching, but is often not spoken about.  We remember and think of our babies every single day: they existed and their lives mattered, no matter how short.

So many bereaved parents love to have the opportunity to speak or hear their son’s or daughter’s name.  Therefore, knowing that someone new will get to know of their baby’s existence is priceless.  Please read below to find out more about the baby your gift was dedicated to – some have links to their own blogs or social media accounts if you would like to read more.

And although there is absolutely no obligation, if you would like to donate to Tommy’s, who work so hard to save babies lives and ensure safer pregnancies, then you can do so here:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AndyCottle

 

Random Acts of Kindness for babies gone too soon

Orla Cottle 03.05.2016 Our firstborn, our daughter and the reason for this ride.  Forever loved and missed @dear_orla www.dear-orla.com

 

Alexander Maguire 07.11.2016 – ‘Our beautiful baby boy, always loved, never forgotten. Shine bright little star xxx’  @after_alex_blog  (IG) www.afteralexblog.wordpress.com

Left at The Lizard, Cornwall, 11th September 2017:

Alfonzo Mongiovi 25.06.2006 – Born at 11.29am and fought valiantly to stay for 22 minutes.  First born and our hardest hello and goodbye. @lauranoradora (IG)

Left in the New Forest, Hampshire, 14th September 2017:

Alice Cynthia George Howard 27.10.2015 – born still.  She is loved and missed every day

Left in St Agnes, Cornwall, 9th September 2017

Amara Louise Lawrence‘Our first daughter, born too early at 21 weeks.  She may not be in our arms but she’s in our thoughts always.’

Left in Grey School Passage, Dorchester, Dorset, 4th September 2017:

Amelia Tanton 12.02.2017 – @love_from_mummy (IG)

Left at Priory Park, Chichester, West Sussex, 3rd September 2017:

Aneurin 31.07.2015 – ‘For our sweet Pea, Aneurin, born still. You are forever missing from us’  @ElenaLucie (IG) @Frivolous Mama (FB) www.frivolousmama.com

Left in Borough Gardens, Dorchester, Dorset, 4th September 2017:

Anon – For your gorgeous little lady and my gorgeous little man. Taken too soon. Toni xxx

Left in Puddletown, Dorset, 13th September 2017:

Archie Hayden – For Archie from Orla’s family to yours xx @georgiepuddingnpie (IG)

Left at Lands End, Cornwall, 10th September 2017:

Arthur Stephens 01.09.2017 – For our two children gone too soon. We lost our daughter Violet at 15 months old last September and our son Arthur born still on 1st September at 21 weeks xx

Left at Mockbeggar, Hampshire, 14th September 2017:

Arthur Pickle Yeates 05.02.2016 – @kat_yeates79 (IG)

Left at Chichester Cathedral, West Sussex, 3rd September 2017:

Beatrice (Bea) McCarey 06.01.2017 – ‘In loving memory of our daughter, who was stillborn.  Longed for and adored sister to Millie, aged 3. We all miss her more than words can possibly say.’

Left in St Ives, Cornwall, 10th September 2017:

Beau Alexander

Left at West Bay, Dorset, 4th September 2017:

Baby Begic – Who was hard fought for and so very loved, but who we never got to meet

Left at Plymouth Hoe, Devon, 7th September 2017:

Ben Stoneman and all the angel babies

Left at Dower House Hotel, Rousdon, Dorset, 6th September 2017:

Bethan Louise Watson 05.03.2015 – ‘A tiny flower lent not given To Bud on earth And bloom in heaven’

Left in St Ives, Cornwall, 9th September 2017

‘Blueberry’ Kavanagh – Who never made it into this world but was an important part of our lives

Left in Honiton, Devon, 6th September 2017:

Blueberry Pegg‘Who never made it into the world to meet us, but who will always be remembered in our lives with love x’

Left in Tregenna Castle, St Ives, Cornwall, 12th September 2017:

Baby Bowen – Who would be 21 this month.  ‘I often think about you and what you be like. Lots of love xxx’

Left in Lyme Regis, West Dorset, 5th September 2017:

Bram McIlwraith 22.02.2016 – For our our baby boy Bram McIlwraith born at 38 weeks @annamcilwraith (IG) xx

Left in St Ives, Cornwall, 12th September 2017:

Caitlin Zara – In memory of Caitlin Zara Khobani forever mummy’s angel.  I carry you in my heart every minute of every day. Live from mummy your big brother Adam and your little sister Erin

Left in St Ives, Cornwall, 12th September 2017:

Caleb Hooton 11.07.2016

Left in St Ives, Cornwall, 13th September 2017:

Baby Carrick 25.02.2017 – In memory of our precious baby, born too soon.  My heart will ache to hold you everyday. Forever & always my baby x

Left in the New Forest, Hampshire, 14th September 2017:

Carys Aurora  05.10.2015 – 29.11.2015 – @megangreasley (IG) https://m.facebook.com/CarysAurora/

Left in Langmoor Gardens, Lyme Regis, West Dorset, 5th September 2017:

Baby CaseyOur dear friends baby lost earlier this year

Left in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, 14th September 2017:

Caspar Oren 31.12.2016 – 05.06.2017 – ‘He has left his footprints on our hearts forever.  Mummy, Daddy and big brother G x’

Left in St Ives, Cornwall, 12th September 2017:

Charles – Who would have been 40 this year but was taken from us at just 6 months old.  From his cousin Hilary ‘We remember and love him always’

Left in Langmoor Gardens, Lyme Regis, West Dorset, 5th September 2017:

Baby Cherry 01.2016 – ‘Lost at 13 weeks.  She is always in our hearts, and very sorely missed. We continue to hope she’ll bring us a rainbow one day.’

Left in Honiton, Devon, 6th September 2017:

Cora Rose Murphy 21.10.2016 – ‘In loving memory of our first born daughter.  Forever loved, deeply missed x’

Left at Lizard Point, Cornwall, 11th September 2017:

Daisy Hermione 11.09.2016 – In memory of our daughter Daisy Hermione, born sleeping at 37 weeks. Gone too soon, never forgotten, forever loved xxxx

Left in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, 12th September 2017:

Dylan Abbott My beautiful boy, my daughter’s twin. I still wonder about you. I still miss you. I still love you. I always will.

Left in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, 12th September 2017:

Edward Brewster 28.05.2015 – Born sleeping at 33 weeks. “Some people dream of angels, we got to hold one in our arms”. Always loved, never forgotten. Love Mummy, Daddy, big sister Isla Mae (5), and rainbow brother Finley Cave xxx

Left in Padstow, Cornwall, 8th September 2017:

Eimear WardOur beautiful daughter 

Left in St Agnes, Cornwall, 9th September 2017

Elsie Balfour 22.06.2015 – ‘In my thoughts every day’

Left in Lyme Regis, West Dorset, 5th September 2017:

Enzo Charles Wilcox  08.04.2017 – In loving memory of our son, who was stillborn at 38 weeks 3 days.  His parents and sister, Leora Pearl (age 2), miss him more than words can say @jessicarwilcox (IG)

Left in St Agnes, Cornwall, 9th September 2017

Evelyn Katie Ward 03.03.2016 – @clairekward (IG)

Left in Puddletown, Dorset, 13th September 2017:

Ewan Daly 06.03.2012 – Big brother to Austin and Iris, our first born, beautiful boy. Stillborn at 41 weeks https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ewandaly @peadaly (IG)

Ewan Daly our first grandson x

For all the babies so sadly no longer with us. You won’t ever be forgotten Ewan Daley x

Left in South Walks, Dorchester, Dorset, 4th September 2017:

Findlay Eric 06.07.2015 – ‘Always loved, forever missed’ @postcards_for_findlay (IG) www.postcardsforfindlay.com

Left in the gardens of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Dorchester, Dorset, 4th September 2017:

Finley Goodman 18.12.2015 – Our beautiful boy born sleeping.  “You know that place between sleep and awake, that place where you still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you, That’s where I’ll be waiting.” @lifewithelsie_ (IG)

Left at Lizard Point, Cornwall, 11th September 2017:

Florence Connor 04.01.2016 @coninthecity (IG)

Left in Trevone, Cornwall, 8th September 2017:

Francis and Gabriel Taylor 17.01.2017 – Our beautiful twin boys born too soon @VictoriaMayT (IG)

Left in Liskeard, Cornwall, 7th September 2017:

George 03.10.2016 – 03.11.2016 – ‘Thank you for giving us strength everyday’ xxx

Left in Marazion, Cornwall, 11th September 2017:

Georgie Arch-Evans – Due August 2014 but sadly lost 10th January 2014. Forever in my heart xx @jackie2407 (IG)

Left in St Ives, Cornwall, 9th September 2017

Grace Curmi 03.08.2016 – Much missed niece born sleeping whose little sister Isabelle arrived in June and is so loved x

Left in Lelant, Cornwall, 12th September, 2017:

Grace Mary Finnigan 25.01.2016 – ‘Our beautiful firstborn daughter, born sleeping.  Your life was a gift, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed without measure xx’

Left at Plymouth Hoe, Devon, 7th September 2017:

Guy Jones 13.11.2015 – @stormsandrainbowsblog www.stormsandrainbows.co.uk

Left at Porthleven, Cornwall, 11th September 2017:

Henry Kyffin 08.05.2015 – born at 39 weeks.  Lisa,Matt and Evie Kyffin xxx

Left in Zennor, Cornwall, 12th September 2017:

Hugo Robert Hamilton Schuhmacher 28.04.2017 – In memory of our baby boy, Hugo Robert Hamilton Schuhmacher, who lives in our hearts forever. Hugo was stillborn at 38 weeks, 4 days.  Chrissie, Ken, Felix, William and Gus Schuhmacher  @mrschristinaschuhmacher (IG)

Left in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, 14th September 2017:

Isla Iman Chia 08.02.1016 – ‘In memory of our daughter, stillborn and very much still loved, from Chicago, IL, USA.  Isla, we will carry your fire through kindness, as the world sorely needs it now.’ @beejlexabi (IG)

Left in Sennen Cove, Cornwall, 12th September 2017:

Isobel Salter 26.06.2015 – ‘In memory of a very precious little girl; born sleeping and is very sorely missed by her family and friends’.  @llamaluciana (IG)

Left at West Bay, Dorset, 4th September 2017:

Jack Martin Dane 03.03.2017 – Our ectopic baby. The one who made us parents.

Left at Lizard Point, Cornwall, 11th September 2017:

Jack Edmond

Left in St Ives, Cornwall, 13th September 2017:

Baby Lamont – Best wishes and love Katrina, Robert and our rainbow baby Harry

Left in Liskeard, Cornwall, 7th September 2017:

Leo Phoenix 17.01.2016 @thelegacyofleo (IG) www.thelegacyofleo.com

Left in St Ives, Cornwall, 10th September 2017:

Leon Radziszewski 27.08.2016 – ‘Leon – forever 5 days old. Happy Birthday baby boy xx’  @paulainscotland (IG)

Left in Lyme Regis, West Dorset, 5th September 2017:

Lilah Grace 27.08.2017 – Born sleeping.  on behalf of Helen, Tris and Evie.  Our love and thoughts are with them, and everyone with angel babies.

Left in Trevone, Cornwall, 8th September 2017:

Lily BellaOur angel baby

Left at Damerham, Hampshire, 3rd September 2017:

Lorenzo Rovardi-Blower 13.02.2014 – Born to Toni and Si. Lorenzo was so loved during his short time on this earth. He died on 16th Feb 2014. He is safe, forever in our hearts.

Left in St Ives, Cornwall, 9th September 2017

Lucas James Fisher 16.02.2017 – An angel born sleeping.  Sending strength and love to Louella and Jonny who will keep Lucas’ memory alive in everything they do x

Left in Marazion, Cornwall, 11th September 2017:

Luna Collins 17.10.2015 – born sleeping.  Much loved, much wanted, never forgotten. Lots of love, her mummy and daddy and little sister Olivia xxx

Left in Sennen Cove, Cornwall, 12th September 2017:

Maeve 16.04.2013 – @the_maeve_effect (IG)

Left in St Ives, Cornwall, 10th September 2017:

Baby Mouatt. 28.05.2016 – Always loved and never forgotten xx

Left at Porthleven, Cornwall, 11th September 2017:

Noah 14.11.2005 –  #flowersfornoah

Left in Padstow, Cornwall, 8th September 2017:

Oliver Arthur Christie 30.01.2015 – 01.02.2015 – In memory of Oliver Arthur Christie, our beautiful boy who lives forever in our hearts. With much love from his Mummy, Daddy and little sister (Emily, Stu and Lily) xxx

Left at Porthleven, Cornwall, 11th September 2017:

Oliver Strachan 10.12.2016 – You’ll always be our biggest boy.

Left at Plymouth Hoe, Devon, 7th September 2017:

Olivia Lily 17.02.2017 – Our beautiful baby girl, born sleeping

Left in St Agnes, Cornwall, 9th September 2017

Olivia Landriau Saraceni 19.06.2016 – Our daughter, born still and who we miss every second of our lives. www.MarianaSaraceni.com

Left at West Bay, Dorset, 4th September 2017:

Ophelia Lily  07.07.2014 – Stillborn the day before her due date @sarahangelicon (IG)

Left in St Agnes, Cornwall, 9th September 2017

Patrick Matthew Penlington 15.01.2016

Left in St Ives, Cornwall, 10th September 2017:

Phoebe Lee 04.01.2016 @aimeecol (IG)

Left at Lands End, Cornwall, 10th September 2017:

Primrose Iris Simpson 08.07.2016

Left at Plymouth Hoe, Devon, 7th September 2017:

Quinn 04.07.2017 – born at 38 weeks, lost due to placental abruption. So loved and missed everyday xxxx @happy_by_the_sea (IG)

Left in Padstow, Cornwall, 8th September 2017:

Rosie Jo Tennick 16.09.2015 – 17.09.2015 –  www.facebook.com/Rosieswings

Left in Marazion, Cornwall, 11th September 2017:

Ruth McFarland 06.1975 – born 42 years ago, beautiful baby girl, always in our hearts @Janeen_dontsaycheese (IG)

Left in Sennen Cove, Cornwall, 12th September 2017:

Sarah Tearle 30.04.2016 – Our daughter and Elizabeth’s big sister born sleeping at 42 weeks

Left at Priory Park, Chichester, West Sussex, 3rd September 2017:

Sebby (Sebastian Clark) 08.03.2017 – 12.03.2017 – #thankyouSebby

Left in Langmoor Gardens, Lyme Regis, West Dorset, 5th September 2017:

Skye Grace Elliott 03.02.2017 – Born still, from Cambridge @Twix26 (IG)

Left in Blandfold Forum, Dorset, 4th September 2017:

Solomon 23.06.2017 – @muggedoffmother (IG) www.muggedoffmother.blogspot.co.uk

Left in Okehampton, Devon, 13th September 2017:

The Shapton twinnies and little Alice Johnson – ‘Saffi and Billy are doing you proud xxx’

Left in Lelant, Cornwall, 12th September 2017:

Talulah 19.11.2013 – ‘In memory of our daughter, held in our arms for 19 days and forever in our hearts’

Left at The Lizard Lighthouse, Cornwall, 11th September 2017:

Teddy Wright 16.05.2016 – 19.05.2016 – In memory of Edward Constantine Wright, our beautiful Teddy. With all of our love from his Mummy and Daddy (Elle and Nico). Xxx @feathering_the_empty_nest (IG) https://featheringtheemptynest.blog

Gift handed to a lovely couple walking in the torrential rain at Trevose Head, Cornwall, 9th September 2017

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Thea Rose 19.03.2017 www.notestothea.wordpress.com @notestothea (IG)

Left at Fordingbridge, Hampshire, 14th September 2017:

Theo Arthur Crussell  06.08.2015 – @4theoa (IG) www.4theo.co.uk

Left in Puddletown, Dorset, 13th September 2017:

Theodore Beau BennettBorn asleep at just 16 weeks

Left at Tregenna Castle, St Ives, Cornwall, 13th September 2017:

Thomas and Jemima Hunter 06.06.2015 – My twins,  who were born too soon at 23 weeks on their Daddy’s birthday.  Forever loved and missed by Mummy, Daddy, big sister Olivia, big brother William and our rainbow baby Henry x

Left in Trevone, Cornwall, 8th September 2017:

Tom Fitton 12.10.2015 – Stillborn at 41 weeks

Left in St Ives, 12th September 2017:

Violet Stephens 09.2016 – For our two children gone too soon. We lost our daughter Violet at 15 months old last September and our son Arthur born still on 1st September at 21 weeks xx

Left at Rockford, Hampshire, 14th September 2017:

William Alfred Wyman 18.07.2016 – Born at 26 weeks. We only had 10 days together but I will cherish those moments forever. @katie_whyman (IG)

Left in St Ives, Cornwall, 13th September 2017:

Zachary 21.07.2016 – Born still “Mother, remember the blink of an eye when I breathed through your body? So may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten. Sons are like birds, flying upward over the mountains.”

Left in St Ives, Cornwall, 9th September 2017