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

    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 💛"

    Emma Hunter
    2019-12-17 20:59:21 +1300

    "Beautiful idea Marth, thinking of you all xx"

    Natalie Jarvis
    2019-12-17 20:50:13 +1300

    "You have a very talented mama, Eleanor!"

    Michelle Shaw
    2019-12-17 20:42:57 +1300

    "Perfect way to honour your beautiful little Eleanor 💛"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-12-17 20:21:27 +1300
    Ainslie Smith-Bruce
    2019-12-17 20:19:50 +1300

    "So honoured to support you as you support others yet to experience the pain and grief of losing a child."

    Carla
    2019-12-17 20:18:52 +1300

    "Love Carla and Jade x "

    Hayley McIlwrick
    2019-12-17 20:08:20 +1300

    "Thinking of You Cal, Greta, Violet & Eleanor always Martha - Hayley & Jo"

    Diana Mockford
    2019-12-17 19:52:52 +1300

    "A truly heartfelt way to be able to remember your beautiful little girl. We hope that the songs will bring you a sense of overwhelming love as you sing them x"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-12-17 19:48:48 +1300
    Jo Osborne
    2019-12-17 19:16:48 +1300

    "Beautiful idea 💛"

    Tracy Freeman
    2019-12-17 19:13:08 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-12-17 18:36:21 +1300
    Brooke
    2019-12-17 18:23:26 +1300
    Jamie Reidie
    2019-12-16 15:04:18 +1300
    Tyler Langford
    2019-12-15 14:09:54 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-12-15 01:06:30 +1300
    Emma Jones
    2019-12-14 12:27:26 +1300
    Aaron Higham
    2019-12-13 22:47:21 +1300
    Karen Telfer
    2019-12-13 13:03:26 +1300
    Ellen Chisholm
    2019-12-13 10:51:44 +1300

    "This is such a beautiful thing to do Martha, so healing for you. Gosh, Eleanor is so lucky to have such a loving, gorgeous family honour her memory in this way. Many children who live full lives never experience this much love in their lifetime. How fortunate she was to be born into a family like yours. You're an inspiration. Love you. xx"

    Alice Hildebrand
    2019-12-13 10:02:43 +1300

    "I love your voice and I know you will choose amazing songs. Cannot wait to hear them. "

    Sian
    2019-12-13 07:55:03 +1300
    Kirsty Bell
    2019-12-12 23:10:04 +1300
    Kelly Watt
    2019-12-12 22:45:43 +1300

    "This is a wonderful thing to do Martha xxxxx"

    Aaron Miller
    2019-12-12 21:51:37 +1300
    Holly
    2019-12-12 21:01:23 +1300

    "Beautiful and lovely idea xx "

    Kirsty Adam
    2019-12-12 20:35:47 +1300
    Tammie Dunstan
    2019-12-12 19:13:17 +1300

    "Lovely idea "

    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

      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 💛"

      Emma Hunter
      2019-12-17 20:59:21 +1300

      "Beautiful idea Marth, thinking of you all xx"

      Natalie Jarvis
      2019-12-17 20:50:13 +1300

      "You have a very talented mama, Eleanor!"

      Michelle Shaw
      2019-12-17 20:42:57 +1300

      "Perfect way to honour your beautiful little Eleanor 💛"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-12-17 20:21:27 +1300
      Ainslie Smith-Bruce
      2019-12-17 20:19:50 +1300

      "So honoured to support you as you support others yet to experience the pain and grief of losing a child."

      Carla
      2019-12-17 20:18:52 +1300

      "Love Carla and Jade x "

      Hayley McIlwrick
      2019-12-17 20:08:20 +1300

      "Thinking of You Cal, Greta, Violet & Eleanor always Martha - Hayley & Jo"

      Diana Mockford
      2019-12-17 19:52:52 +1300

      "A truly heartfelt way to be able to remember your beautiful little girl. We hope that the songs will bring you a sense of overwhelming love as you sing them x"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-12-17 19:48:48 +1300
      Jo Osborne
      2019-12-17 19:16:48 +1300

      "Beautiful idea 💛"

      Tracy Freeman
      2019-12-17 19:13:08 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-12-17 18:36:21 +1300
      Brooke
      2019-12-17 18:23:26 +1300
      Jamie Reidie
      2019-12-16 15:04:18 +1300
      Tyler Langford
      2019-12-15 14:09:54 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-12-15 01:06:30 +1300
      Emma Jones
      2019-12-14 12:27:26 +1300
      Aaron Higham
      2019-12-13 22:47:21 +1300
      Karen Telfer
      2019-12-13 13:03:26 +1300
      Ellen Chisholm
      2019-12-13 10:51:44 +1300

      "This is such a beautiful thing to do Martha, so healing for you. Gosh, Eleanor is so lucky to have such a loving, gorgeous family honour her memory in this way. Many children who live full lives never experience this much love in their lifetime. How fortunate she was to be born into a family like yours. You're an inspiration. Love you. xx"

      Alice Hildebrand
      2019-12-13 10:02:43 +1300

      "I love your voice and I know you will choose amazing songs. Cannot wait to hear them. "

      Sian
      2019-12-13 07:55:03 +1300
      Kirsty Bell
      2019-12-12 23:10:04 +1300
      Kelly Watt
      2019-12-12 22:45:43 +1300

      "This is a wonderful thing to do Martha xxxxx"

      Aaron Miller
      2019-12-12 21:51:37 +1300
      Holly
      2019-12-12 21:01:23 +1300

      "Beautiful and lovely idea xx "

      Kirsty Adam
      2019-12-12 20:35:47 +1300
      Tammie Dunstan
      2019-12-12 19:13:17 +1300

      "Lovely idea "

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