The Bluebell Foundation The Bluebell Foundation

Welcome to the Bluebell Foundation Website

The loss of a pregnancy, death of a baby, infant or child, or the struggle to conceive can have a real impact on the families involved.

The Bluebell Foundation provides support for people experiencing grief associated with loss during pregnancy, death of a baby, child or young person, those with fertility issues and families where a child has life-limiting or life-threatening illness.

We also provide support for children and young people up to the age of 18 who are grieving through the death or anticipated death of someone important to them.

We hope to enable families to begin to understand their grief. We cannot replace the life lost but we can try to help people cope with the loss.

The Bluebell Foundation was formed in 2007 by a group of people who have been through a similar or the same experiences. They felt setting up this charity would help people through such a traumatic time, and help them talk to other people who have suffered the same or similar loss.

Bluebell provide support to families and individuals when they are ready. You do not need to wait a set amount of time. We are available for you when you feel the time is right.

The Bluebell Garden

The Bluebell GardenThis is dedicated to all children who have died during pregnancy, at or after birth or during childhood.

It is a place to remember, meditate and pray. A place to come away from the hospital for a quiet time.

The garden is situated in the hospital grounds of the Furness General Hospital, Barrow at the top of the lower car park.


Our patrons are:

  • Tim Farron MP, Lib Dem MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale
  • Vincent Bamigboye, MB BS Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

We would like to say a big thank you to all individuals and groups who have donated funds to us over the years including local families.