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

    Kate Higgins
    2020-01-21 17:24:35 +1300
    Anne McSoriley
    2020-01-21 13:07:52 +1300

    "Wonderful project for my darling granddaughter "

    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. "

    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

      Kate Higgins
      2020-01-21 17:24:35 +1300
      Anne McSoriley
      2020-01-21 13:07:52 +1300

      "Wonderful project for my darling granddaughter "

      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. "

      Followers of Songs for Eleanor

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 25/02/2020 at 9:00 PM.
      A Copy Of The Album ‘Songs For Eleanor’ On CD