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 2019 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

Updates 1

Songbird snippet

25/01/2020 at 11:01 PM

Hi everyone. I am really close to meeting my pledgeme goal! Here is a short clip of me singing "Songbird" - it will be the first track on the album. This song is very special to me as it is the song I sung to Eleanor as I said goodbye to her. If you haven't pledged yet, hopefully this snippet convinces you to do so. x

    Pledgers 108

    Gareth Stanger
    2020-02-20 08:54:19 +1300
    Vimal Narayan
    2020-02-20 08:34:49 +1300
    Hamish McGregor
    2020-02-19 19:38:08 +1300

    "Go get it friend "

    Veronica McGroggan
    2020-02-18 17:21:27 +1300

    "What a lovely idea to do something so positive from something so heartbreaking. Best of luck - I am sure the CD will be beautiful Martha. Xx"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-02-14 18:56:55 +1300
    Kelly
    2020-02-06 23:45:39 +1300

    "Dear Martha, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your darling Eleanor. Your music is absolutely beautiful and healing 🦋(I’m friends with Nat)"

    Justine Paul
    2020-02-02 08:57:11 +1300
    Anna van Riel
    2020-01-28 14:57:44 +1300

    "Can't WAIT for my copy. Ka pai x"

    Becky Campbell
    2020-01-27 12:32:45 +1300

    "Such a beautiful and special way to honour Eleanor. xox"

    Ruth
    2020-01-27 07:20:45 +1300

    "This is such a beautiful project Marth. It will be an honor to sing for my niece. I love you little Eleanor Mae xxx."

    Jenny McGee
    2020-01-27 06:50:54 +1300

    "Lots of love x x"

    Kelly Dunne
    2020-01-27 05:25:15 +1300
    Anna McDowall
    2020-01-26 21:12:47 +1300
    Miriam Murdoch
    2020-01-26 20:06:36 +1300

    "This is so beautiful. Thinking of you xx"

    Fiona Henderson
    2020-01-26 18:35:55 +1300

    "You’re an inspiration Martha! What a beautiful way to honour Elenanor and to heal your heart. Been thinking of you heaps 🌟"

    Dani
    2020-01-26 18:12:41 +1300

    "Arohanui Martha, a beautiful project 💚"

    Gemma
    2020-01-26 14:06:06 +1300

    "So much love to you Martha. What a truly beautiful tribute to Eleanor. Looking forward to listening to the whole album. Lots of love to you all. "

    Janet Boyde
    2020-01-26 10:13:00 +1300
    Nathan Hughes
    2020-01-26 09:19:44 +1300

    "With love Marth. I cannot wait to hear what you sing for Eleanor. Xx"

    Ilana Edlin
    2020-01-26 09:09:09 +1300

    "💛 A beautiful way to honour sweet Eleanor and all the babies born sleeping. I look forward to hearing your songs for your precious girl. Much love to you all Martha xx 💛"

    Lisa Carnie
    2020-01-26 09:06:24 +1300

    "Beautiful 💕"

    Emm
    2020-01-26 09:04:49 +1300
    Sydnee Telfer
    2020-01-26 08:58:12 +1300

    "Much love Marth. This truely is an amazing tribute to Eleanor. Love Syd and Mat Telfer "

    Amy McIntyre
    2020-01-26 08:48:48 +1300

    "Thinking of your amazing strength martha xx "

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-01-26 00:05:00 +1300
    Lisa
    2020-01-25 23:43:30 +1300

    "A gorgeous gift to Eleanor's memory, and for others that need strength or support in their time of loss. Amazing Marth xx"

    Lisa
    2020-01-25 23:43:03 +1300

    "A gorgeous gift to Eleanor's memory, and for others that need strength or support in their time of loss. Amazing Marth xx"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-01-24 21:05:03 +1300
    Lyn Feely
    2020-01-24 20:18:59 +1300

    "Hi Marth, Callum, Greta and Violet, we feel it such a honour to pledge to your most gracious wish in raising funds to not only help you with enabling you to put your album together to ease both yours and Callum grief but to also help other families who have also suffered losing their precious bundles also...bless you all...we look forward to listening over a wine or two....much love Russ and Pip 🥰👼🏻"

    Jane Brown
    2020-01-21 18:01:36 +1300

    "Beautiful idea to help other grieving families through such a difficult time Martha. xx"

    Followers 1

    Followers of Songs for Eleanor

    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 2019 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

    Songbird snippet

    25/01/2020 at 11:01 PM

    Hi everyone. I am really close to meeting my pledgeme goal! Here is a short clip of me singing "Songbird" - it will be the first track on the album. This song is very special to me as it is the song I sung to Eleanor as I said goodbye to her. If you haven't pledged yet, hopefully this snippet convinces you to do so. x

      Gareth Stanger
      2020-02-20 08:54:19 +1300
      Vimal Narayan
      2020-02-20 08:34:49 +1300
      Hamish McGregor
      2020-02-19 19:38:08 +1300

      "Go get it friend "

      Veronica McGroggan
      2020-02-18 17:21:27 +1300

      "What a lovely idea to do something so positive from something so heartbreaking. Best of luck - I am sure the CD will be beautiful Martha. Xx"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-02-14 18:56:55 +1300
      Kelly
      2020-02-06 23:45:39 +1300

      "Dear Martha, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your darling Eleanor. Your music is absolutely beautiful and healing 🦋(I’m friends with Nat)"

      Justine Paul
      2020-02-02 08:57:11 +1300
      Anna van Riel
      2020-01-28 14:57:44 +1300

      "Can't WAIT for my copy. Ka pai x"

      Becky Campbell
      2020-01-27 12:32:45 +1300

      "Such a beautiful and special way to honour Eleanor. xox"

      Ruth
      2020-01-27 07:20:45 +1300

      "This is such a beautiful project Marth. It will be an honor to sing for my niece. I love you little Eleanor Mae xxx."

      Jenny McGee
      2020-01-27 06:50:54 +1300

      "Lots of love x x"

      Kelly Dunne
      2020-01-27 05:25:15 +1300
      Anna McDowall
      2020-01-26 21:12:47 +1300
      Miriam Murdoch
      2020-01-26 20:06:36 +1300

      "This is so beautiful. Thinking of you xx"

      Fiona Henderson
      2020-01-26 18:35:55 +1300

      "You’re an inspiration Martha! What a beautiful way to honour Elenanor and to heal your heart. Been thinking of you heaps 🌟"

      Dani
      2020-01-26 18:12:41 +1300

      "Arohanui Martha, a beautiful project 💚"

      Gemma
      2020-01-26 14:06:06 +1300

      "So much love to you Martha. What a truly beautiful tribute to Eleanor. Looking forward to listening to the whole album. Lots of love to you all. "

      Janet Boyde
      2020-01-26 10:13:00 +1300
      Nathan Hughes
      2020-01-26 09:19:44 +1300

      "With love Marth. I cannot wait to hear what you sing for Eleanor. Xx"

      Ilana Edlin
      2020-01-26 09:09:09 +1300

      "💛 A beautiful way to honour sweet Eleanor and all the babies born sleeping. I look forward to hearing your songs for your precious girl. Much love to you all Martha xx 💛"

      Lisa Carnie
      2020-01-26 09:06:24 +1300

      "Beautiful 💕"

      Emm
      2020-01-26 09:04:49 +1300
      Sydnee Telfer
      2020-01-26 08:58:12 +1300

      "Much love Marth. This truely is an amazing tribute to Eleanor. Love Syd and Mat Telfer "

      Amy McIntyre
      2020-01-26 08:48:48 +1300

      "Thinking of your amazing strength martha xx "

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-01-26 00:05:00 +1300
      Lisa
      2020-01-25 23:43:30 +1300

      "A gorgeous gift to Eleanor's memory, and for others that need strength or support in their time of loss. Amazing Marth xx"

      Lisa
      2020-01-25 23:43:03 +1300

      "A gorgeous gift to Eleanor's memory, and for others that need strength or support in their time of loss. Amazing Marth xx"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-01-24 21:05:03 +1300
      Lyn Feely
      2020-01-24 20:18:59 +1300

      "Hi Marth, Callum, Greta and Violet, we feel it such a honour to pledge to your most gracious wish in raising funds to not only help you with enabling you to put your album together to ease both yours and Callum grief but to also help other families who have also suffered losing their precious bundles also...bless you all...we look forward to listening over a wine or two....much love Russ and Pip 🥰👼🏻"

      Jane Brown
      2020-01-21 18:01:36 +1300

      "Beautiful idea to help other grieving families through such a difficult time Martha. xx"

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