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 106

    Lucy Griffiths
    2019-12-12 17:04:40 +1300

    "So sorry to hear about your darling girl x"

    Kirsty Macfie
    2019-12-12 16:39:04 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-12-12 16:07:58 +1300
    Grace Dawson
    2019-12-12 14:46:45 +1300

    "Such a beautiful idea Martha 💛"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-12-12 14:29:17 +1300

    "Martha, I have been thinking about you all and this is such a lovely lovely tribute to your much loved daughter and sister. I hope songs for Eleanor brings you some comfort during this extremely difficult time. Yvette (Wild Things)"

    Alex Rogers
    2019-12-12 13:06:26 +1300

    "Beautiful idea Martha. Thinking of you and your family 💕"

    Alana Dixon-Calder
    2019-12-12 12:34:09 +1300
    Hana Skeggs
    2019-12-12 12:30:03 +1300
    Kerry Manley
    2019-12-12 12:10:58 +1300
    Josie Anne
    2019-12-12 12:01:41 +1300

    "💛Couldn’t be prouder 💛"

    Michelle Lange
    2019-12-12 11:56:04 +1300

    "Big big love to you!! Can't wait to hear your album xxx"

    Megan McKenzie
    2019-12-12 11:39:38 +1300

    "Much love my friend. Looking forward to sharing these songs and continuing to honour Eleanor's memory ❤ "

    Pip Paulin
    2019-12-12 11:38:28 +1300

    "Lots of love xx "

    Duan Zhao
    2019-12-12 11:37:58 +1300
    Liv Cochrane
    2019-12-12 11:29:53 +1300

    "Wee Eleanor. Your mamma is so beautiful. I cannot wait to hear her sing for you."

    Samantha Stephens
    2019-12-12 11:27:31 +1300

    "Go Martha!"

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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

    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

      Lucy Griffiths
      2019-12-12 17:04:40 +1300

      "So sorry to hear about your darling girl x"

      Kirsty Macfie
      2019-12-12 16:39:04 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-12-12 16:07:58 +1300
      Grace Dawson
      2019-12-12 14:46:45 +1300

      "Such a beautiful idea Martha 💛"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-12-12 14:29:17 +1300

      "Martha, I have been thinking about you all and this is such a lovely lovely tribute to your much loved daughter and sister. I hope songs for Eleanor brings you some comfort during this extremely difficult time. Yvette (Wild Things)"

      Alex Rogers
      2019-12-12 13:06:26 +1300

      "Beautiful idea Martha. Thinking of you and your family 💕"

      Alana Dixon-Calder
      2019-12-12 12:34:09 +1300
      Hana Skeggs
      2019-12-12 12:30:03 +1300
      Kerry Manley
      2019-12-12 12:10:58 +1300
      Josie Anne
      2019-12-12 12:01:41 +1300

      "💛Couldn’t be prouder 💛"

      Michelle Lange
      2019-12-12 11:56:04 +1300

      "Big big love to you!! Can't wait to hear your album xxx"

      Megan McKenzie
      2019-12-12 11:39:38 +1300

      "Much love my friend. Looking forward to sharing these songs and continuing to honour Eleanor's memory ❤ "

      Pip Paulin
      2019-12-12 11:38:28 +1300

      "Lots of love xx "

      Duan Zhao
      2019-12-12 11:37:58 +1300
      Liv Cochrane
      2019-12-12 11:29:53 +1300

      "Wee Eleanor. Your mamma is so beautiful. I cannot wait to hear her sing for you."

      Samantha Stephens
      2019-12-12 11:27:31 +1300

      "Go Martha!"

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