Songs for Eleanor

By Martha Rose

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Songs For Eleanor

Project 2019-12-09 17:35:12 +1300

Hi there! My name is Martha and I am a teacher/stay at home Mum from Invercargill.

Eleanor Mae - 19 August 2019

My daughter Eleanor was sadly stillborn in August of this year at 33 weeks. It was an unexpected and devastating experience for me, my husband Callum, our daughters Greta and Violet, and our families. Eleanor was almost six pounds and had lovely dark hair. She was perfect.

Honouring her memory

I have spent a lot of time thinking of ways in which to keep Eleanor present in our lives. Since I love to sing and have found music a helpful way to express my grief, I have decided to record an album of songs in Eleanor's memory.

Grief journey

Planning and recording the album will be an outlet for my grief and something positive to focus on as I continue to navigate life without my beautiful daughter. Creating this album will also provide me the opportunity to raise awareness around stillbirths and to assist those affected by them in my community. 

BIB Charitable Trust

All profits made from album sales will be donated to a charity in Southland called the BIB Charitable Trust. BIB provide care packages to families who have experienced infant loss. These baskets are full of special mementos and treats, and provide comfort in a time of great grief.

Breakdown of costs

I have calculated that it will cost me around $4,000 to record an album of 12 songs. This amount will cover:

  • The Sound Engineer fee
  • Royalties
  • Album cover design
  • Producing the CDs
  • Postage

The album

The 'Songs for Eleanor' album will be a mixture of songs that remind me of Eleanor, songs that speak to my experience of child loss, and a few of my old favourites. There will also be some special guest artists :)

Any amount you can pledge would be greatly appreciated, but if you click the 'reward' tab and pledge $30 you will receive a copy of the album once it is complete. Thank you for your support!

Martha x

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Pledgers 76

Lucy West
2020-01-19 11:12:28 +1300

"A beautiful way to remember your daughter xx"

Nicola Ford
2020-01-18 09:45:09 +1300

"Can't wait to hear it! Big hugs from us all. Nic and Pete xoxo"

Jo
2020-01-17 13:52:48 +1300
Charles Moore
2020-01-17 00:44:41 +1300

"Arohanui to you all"

Jimbo Bowman
2020-01-15 23:18:04 +1300

"Hoping for a better 2020 for your family"

Anonymous pledger
2020-01-15 22:53:18 +1300
Lori Beswarick
2020-01-15 22:46:37 +1300
Nicole Tamariki
2020-01-15 22:42:13 +1300

"Cant wait to hear the music Marth. Thinking of you & the family. Much Love xxx "

Maria Fraser
2020-01-15 22:16:14 +1300
Libby Whyte
2020-01-15 21:51:29 +1300

"No words, just love xx"

Wendy
2020-01-15 21:45:36 +1300

"Looking forward to it Martha. Proud of you 💗xx"

Miriam Thomas
2020-01-15 21:40:24 +1300
Andy Little
2020-01-15 20:46:50 +1300

"Lots of love xxxxx"

Lucy
2020-01-15 20:10:25 +1300
Julie Carson
2020-01-15 19:10:12 +1300

"Love this and love you friend xx"

Marie McIntyre
2020-01-15 18:57:50 +1300
Debbie
2020-01-15 12:31:48 +1300

"Great job Marth such a great idea. Xx"

Lyn Feely
2020-01-12 20:00:47 +1300
Hannah scully
2020-01-06 20:23:51 +1300

"Beautiful idea x "

Mary Scully
2020-01-06 18:09:23 +1300

"Wonderful generous idea Martha and something that you will all cherish forever in Eleanor's memory."

Libby Vermunt
2019-12-27 23:03:44 +1300
Nic Bee
2019-12-24 18:27:09 +1300
Rachael Shanks
2019-12-22 10:02:16 +1300

"Well done Marth, such a lovely idea xx"

Laura colgan
2019-12-19 21:44:19 +1300
Laura colgan
2019-12-19 21:36:36 +1300

"You are truly inspirational Martha Eleanor would be so proud of you xx"

Sarah Maley
2019-12-19 20:27:30 +1300

"All the best with the CD Martha xxx"

Anonymous pledger
2019-12-18 11:11:40 +1300

"What a beautiful idea! "

Ana Claire
2019-12-18 10:25:33 +1300

"I feel this is a lovely way to honer yr daughter. You have such a nice family martha and it is a bumma that she couldnt enjoy it. However im sure she is up there watching over you guys. "

Bridget West
2019-12-17 21:06:33 +1300

"Sending all our love xxx"

Eve McSoriley
2019-12-17 21:03:36 +1300

"Beautiful Eleanor x I’m so glad I got to hold you. Arohanui from Aunty Evie 💛"

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Songs For Eleanor

Project 2019-12-09 17:35:12 +1300

Hi there! My name is Martha and I am a teacher/stay at home Mum from Invercargill.

Eleanor Mae - 19 August 2019

My daughter Eleanor was sadly stillborn in August of this year at 33 weeks. It was an unexpected and devastating experience for me, my husband Callum, our daughters Greta and Violet, and our families. Eleanor was almost six pounds and had lovely dark hair. She was perfect.

Honouring her memory

I have spent a lot of time thinking of ways in which to keep Eleanor present in our lives. Since I love to sing and have found music a helpful way to express my grief, I have decided to record an album of songs in Eleanor's memory.

Grief journey

Planning and recording the album will be an outlet for my grief and something positive to focus on as I continue to navigate life without my beautiful daughter. Creating this album will also provide me the opportunity to raise awareness around stillbirths and to assist those affected by them in my community. 

BIB Charitable Trust

All profits made from album sales will be donated to a charity in Southland called the BIB Charitable Trust. BIB provide care packages to families who have experienced infant loss. These baskets are full of special mementos and treats, and provide comfort in a time of great grief.

Breakdown of costs

I have calculated that it will cost me around $4,000 to record an album of 12 songs. This amount will cover:

  • The Sound Engineer fee
  • Royalties
  • Album cover design
  • Producing the CDs
  • Postage

The album

The 'Songs for Eleanor' album will be a mixture of songs that remind me of Eleanor, songs that speak to my experience of child loss, and a few of my old favourites. There will also be some special guest artists :)

Any amount you can pledge would be greatly appreciated, but if you click the 'reward' tab and pledge $30 you will receive a copy of the album once it is complete. Thank you for your support!

Martha x

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Lucy West
2020-01-19 11:12:28 +1300

"A beautiful way to remember your daughter xx"

Nicola Ford
2020-01-18 09:45:09 +1300

"Can't wait to hear it! Big hugs from us all. Nic and Pete xoxo"

Jo
2020-01-17 13:52:48 +1300
Charles Moore
2020-01-17 00:44:41 +1300

"Arohanui to you all"

Jimbo Bowman
2020-01-15 23:18:04 +1300

"Hoping for a better 2020 for your family"

Anonymous pledger
2020-01-15 22:53:18 +1300
Lori Beswarick
2020-01-15 22:46:37 +1300
Nicole Tamariki
2020-01-15 22:42:13 +1300

"Cant wait to hear the music Marth. Thinking of you & the family. Much Love xxx "

Maria Fraser
2020-01-15 22:16:14 +1300
Libby Whyte
2020-01-15 21:51:29 +1300

"No words, just love xx"

Wendy
2020-01-15 21:45:36 +1300

"Looking forward to it Martha. Proud of you 💗xx"

Miriam Thomas
2020-01-15 21:40:24 +1300
Andy Little
2020-01-15 20:46:50 +1300

"Lots of love xxxxx"

Lucy
2020-01-15 20:10:25 +1300
Julie Carson
2020-01-15 19:10:12 +1300

"Love this and love you friend xx"

Marie McIntyre
2020-01-15 18:57:50 +1300
Debbie
2020-01-15 12:31:48 +1300

"Great job Marth such a great idea. Xx"

Lyn Feely
2020-01-12 20:00:47 +1300
Hannah scully
2020-01-06 20:23:51 +1300

"Beautiful idea x "

Mary Scully
2020-01-06 18:09:23 +1300

"Wonderful generous idea Martha and something that you will all cherish forever in Eleanor's memory."

Libby Vermunt
2019-12-27 23:03:44 +1300
Nic Bee
2019-12-24 18:27:09 +1300
Rachael Shanks
2019-12-22 10:02:16 +1300

"Well done Marth, such a lovely idea xx"

Laura colgan
2019-12-19 21:44:19 +1300
Laura colgan
2019-12-19 21:36:36 +1300

"You are truly inspirational Martha Eleanor would be so proud of you xx"

Sarah Maley
2019-12-19 20:27:30 +1300

"All the best with the CD Martha xxx"

Anonymous pledger
2019-12-18 11:11:40 +1300

"What a beautiful idea! "

Ana Claire
2019-12-18 10:25:33 +1300

"I feel this is a lovely way to honer yr daughter. You have such a nice family martha and it is a bumma that she couldnt enjoy it. However im sure she is up there watching over you guys. "

Bridget West
2019-12-17 21:06:33 +1300

"Sending all our love xxx"

Eve McSoriley
2019-12-17 21:03:36 +1300

"Beautiful Eleanor x I’m so glad I got to hold you. Arohanui from Aunty Evie 💛"

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