Mum’s funeral home donation
Bridal gown to help bereaving parents
A NEWLY-WED mother is planning to give away her wedding dress to a funeral home.
Tracey Robson wants her gown tailored into frocks for babies whose bereaved parents cannot afford expensive burial clothes.
The 43-year-old mother-of-two got the idea from a friend on Facebook.
She said: “I just thought that’s so lovely and selfless for parents who perhaps can’t afford a nice little dress for babies at such an awful time.”
Mrs Robson, of Whitby Road, Ruislip, got married in July, but said her satin dress, which originally cost £760, was now hanging idly in her wardrobe.
She said: “I don’t have any plans of getting divorced or getting married again, so I just thought it would be nice if it was put to good use.”
She wants to hear from any funeral homes or hospital mortuaries interested.
In December last year, Mrs Robson nearly died, after visiting Northwick Park Hospital with a twisted bowel. She is still recovering from a laparotomy – a major abdominal operation.
The hospital in Watford Road, Harrow, is also where she gave birth to her two children, Emily and Chase, now 18 and four respectively.
She said doctors had saved Emily’s life by managing to safely deliver her at 39 weeks, after a problem with Mrs Robson’s placenta.
And since slipping a disc in 2002, Mrs Robson has been partially paralysed from the bottom of her spine down and can only walk short distances.
Because of this, she was unable to receive an epidural during Chase’s birth, but doctors safely delivered him using general anaesthetic.
Mrs Robson said: “They just did the most fantastic job and they also saved my daughter’s life when I went into labour with her.
“I would love to be able to repay them.”
Anyone interested in the dress or who can help should email traceyrobson14@virgin media.com.
n DONATION: Tracey Robson