THE latest delivery of boxes to help children cope with the loss of a sibling have been delivered thanks to a Chard charity.

Little Daffodils was set up back in 2016 after a bereaved mum decided she was going to do something about a gap in grief support.

Last year, Julz Scott started to deliver memory boxes to Musgrove Park Hospital, and has now seen international demand for her idea.

The Chard mum has previously seen nationwide recognition for her award-winning work on her blog, and now wants to increase awareness of her charity.

She said: “Little Daffodils became a group back in 2016, where I contacted Somerset charity Towards Tomorrow Together who offer a range of services across the South West.

“When we lost our daughter at five weeks old, support on the area was almost non existent.

“We were met with our baby was too old or two young to get support from certain areas, so I decided to put together this service. We have held monthly meetings at Eleos since 2016.

When Melody passed away, she had two older siblings who were offered a keyring each as a keepsake; but in time they put together their own memory boxes with their own items.

“This inspired me to offer sibling memory boxes,” Julz added.

“The boxes each contain soothing bubble bath, a story book which explains death to children, a dream catcher to catch bad dreams, a colouring book and crayons to help ease stress, a teddy to bring comfort and a scrap book to record thoughts or memories.

“The box itself can be used to decorate however they wish too.”

Since launching their latest initiative in August 2018, the Little Daffodils team has delivered 31 boxes to Musgrove park hospital.

Julz has also received a numebr of requests from abroad - five from Indiana, USA and one in Australia.

She added: “We’re working finding the most reliable form of postage.

“We hope to set something up on a permanent basis over in Indiana so that they can source items their end.

“Little Daffodils would like to ensure everyone, everywhere gets equal aftercare.”

The group has also just enjoyed a successful week of fundraising.

The group first held a day of pottery painting workshops at new Chard business Just Purdy, in Holyrood Street.

This was followed by an evening with Chard singer-songwriter Jack Humphries at the Art Bistro and Cafe.

The two events raised a combined £400, and Julz is hoping she she use the success to fuel other upcoming awareness and fundraisers.

Little Daffodils is hosting a coffee morning on Saturday (March 9) from 10am.

The event is being held at the English Martyr’s Church parish hall.