Angel Gown Machinist

Upon Angel Wings Project After getting married it is tradition to keep your wedding dress for many reasons. Historically they were made into a christening gown, kept for your daughter to wear or as a memento of that special day. In reality most wedding dresses end up hanging in the wardrobe taking up space or left unloved in a box in the loft … hidden away never to be used again. Upon Angels Wings transform these wedding dresses into unique angel gowns for babies that are born asleep. These special gowns are then donated to grieving families within Greater Manchester and beyond, to support them in their time of loss and heartbreak.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly
Availability:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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Afternoon
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Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Make angel gowns from wedding dresses

Requirements: Relevant qualification or training
Skill and Qualifications Required:

Sewing. Using a sewing machine. Making dresses

Areas of Interest: Children, Families, Health and wellbeing, Women
Opportunity suitable for: Groups, Home, Indoor, Long term commitment, Micro, Older people, People seeking work, People with restricted mobility, Short term commitment, University students, With friends
What activities will the volunteer do? Design, Fashion, Lending a helping hand
Skills gained in this role: Craft, Creativity, Organising
Home based opportunity? Yes
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Finding Rainbows
Organisation Profile: We are a local bereavement support group in Tameside. Primarily we support individuals and families who have suffered the loss of a child. This includes children of all ages and early pregnancy loss and babies born asleep. We offer one to one and group support via a range of forums and activities and are able to help families in other areas of their life which they may be struggling with as a result of their loss such as debt, ill health and family life. We work closely with other community groups and agencies to ensure the best possible care is available for our families. We are passionate about health awareness and prevention and run community based training and events to promote safety, health and wellbeing.
Charity number: 1180293