Fundraising and Events

Details of all our events, past and present can be located on our Facebook page. Further details of individual events can be found below.

Upcoming Fundraising and Events

Christmas Wreath Workshop, Dylan’s Medieval Barn,

The Courtyard Craft Centre, Lytchett Matravers

Tuesday 3rd December 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Milly’s Florist will be hosting their Christmas wreath workshop at Dylan’s Medieval Barn, The courtyard Craft Centre.  For every person that attends, £5 will be donated to Tyler’s Friends.  Don’t forget to book your place soon. All details can be found on Milly’s Florist Facebook Page.

Coffee and Cake Morning for Bereaved Families

British Legion in Broadstone

Sunday 8th December – 11am – 2pm

Tyler’s Friends are holding a coffee and cake morning for bereaved families.

We welcome all who have been affected by the loss of a baby or child of any age.

A loss during pregnancy, at birth, during infancy, as a young child / teenager or as an adult, the pain of losing a child affects all the family, a Mum, Dad, Nan, Grandad, Sister, Brother, Aunt, Uncle, Cousin.

There will be unlimited tea, coffee and cake.

Please join us to remember those who grew their angel wings too soon. We will have a memorial tree for you to leave your own Christmas message for your precious baby or child.

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Awareness Stand

Tesco’s, Fleetsbridge

Sunday 8th December – 11am – 3pm

We will be at Tesco’s Fleetsbridge on Sunday 8th December to raise awareness of our fantastic charity.  Please come along to find out all about Tyler’s Friends and how you could help or donate.

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Just Sing Christmas concert, Lytchett Minster School

Sunday, 15 December 2019 from 13:00-19:00

Just Sing’s 7th annual concert, and biggest yet! A chance to bring family, friends and supporters of the choir together for a showcase of songs they have worked on this year and of course a whole set of festive favourites! Performances at 1pm and 4.30pm, tickets priced at £7 adults £4 children and family tickets at £20.

“This year’s profits will go to the amazing local charity Tyler’s Friends, supporting bereaved parents to carry out their funeral and memorial wishes for their babies and children”.

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Ongoing Fundraising

Our New Money Boxes for you to own


Collect your loose change and donate!


A couple of weeks ago there was an article floating around Facebook about loose change and how some people just tend to either throw it away or drop it wherever around the house!! Most people I’m sure have a jar to drop all their change in. My lovely friend Alicia Metcalfe popped me a message to say, have you seen this? Why don’t you purchase some little money boxes and people can collect up their loose change and donate to Tyler’s Friends. So that’s what we’ve done, if anyone would like one please send us a message here or email kirsten@tylersfriends.co.uk. We’re decorating each one for you so it looks nice and colourful in your house.

Wedding Dresses to Blankets and Gowns


Sarah Fowler Seamstress Extraordinaire


A big thank you to Sarah Fowler who has very kindly offered to turn wedding dresses in to blankets / gowns for babies born too soon. Tyler’s Friends are very grateful to you and we look forward to working with you soon.

If you have a wedding dress you would be willing to donate, please get in touch here!

Our Collection Tins at the Turlin Moor Convenience Store and

Seahorse Quilting, Canford Heath


Every Penny Counts


Our charity collection tins are in The Turlin Moor Convenience Store and Seahorse Quilting, Canford Heath. If you pop in to buy a few bits, please pop your loose change in to the pots before you leave. Every penny counts and helps us to continue helping families.

Can we help you place a lasting memorial


Our new posters


With permission from the cemetery office, we placed a couple of posters by the Snowdrop Garden and The Forget Me Not Garden at Poole Cemetery. We want to continue helping families place a memorial on their precious child’s final resting place, so please spread the word.

Past Fundraising and Events

Christmas Fayre, Lytchett Minster School

Saturday, 9 November 2019 from 12:00-15:00

A total of £1,076.05 was raised!


Tea/Coffee & Cake
Stocking Fillers
Christmas Cards
Tombolas
Raffles
Christmas Crafts
& lots more!

Please come along and help us raise as much money for our wonderful charity as possible.

We look forward to seeing you.

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Skittles Night, Corfe Mullen Royal British Legion

Friday, 1 November 2019 from 19:00-23:30

We raised £228

Thank you so much to everyone who made the effort to attend. Steve wanted to give a little something back to Tyler’s Friends as we assisted his family last year when his beautiful Granddaughter grew her angel wings too soon.


A fun night of skittles has been organised by Steve Gray, the Grandad of a little girl who passed away last year and Tyler’s Friends had the privilege of helping.

£10 per person, which includes a basket meal, breaded scampi and chips, sausage and chips, chicken goujons and chips, chicken nugget and chips, beef burger and chips, cheeseburger and chips and chicken fillet burger and chips.

A raffle will also be held on the night.

Please come along and support us and have fun at the same time.

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Butterfly Awards

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Earlier this year, we were nominated for the Butterfly Awards under the Awareness Advocate Category and we made the finals!  On Saturday 19th October we headed up to Warwickshire. It was a beautiful and emotional evening and such an honour to be part of such an amazing event. We didn’t win, however, it was still a privilege to have made the finals and to be able to show others what our charity achieves.

Pier to Pier 5K Run

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Raised £250!


So, today we popped down to a very blustery Bournemouth pier to support the yummy mummy’s who took part in a 5k run from pier to pier and back again, organised by the wonderful Maria. After our 10k last month took an unexpected twist, Maria very kindly put together this event to raise some money for us. They all received a medal at the end and got to enjoy some delicious cakes. So far they’ve raised over £200. Thank you so much to you all.

Disney Quiz Night – Lytchett Minster School

Friday, 11 October 2019 from 19:00-23:00

£410.30 raised!


A Disney Quiz for all you lovers of Disney, we may even throw in a few Warner Brothers questions.

£10 – which includes entry to the quiz and food.

£5 – for Quiz only

Under 16’s – if eating, £5 and a donation of your choice to enter the quiz.

As per all of our events, there will be a raffle, refreshments for sale on the night as well as our merchandise. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol and nibbles.

Grab your family and friends and join us for a fab and I’m sure competitive Quiz night and help us raise more money for our fab charity.

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Poole Expectant And New Parent Event, Poole Dolphin Centre

Sunday, 6 October 2019 from 10:00-14:00

£123.05 raised!


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Spinal Taff – Allendale Centre, Wimborne

Friday, 27 September 2019 from 20:00-00:00

£1,731.25 raised!


After two sell out gigs in ’06 and ’07 at Mr Kyps, Spinal Taff slipped off the radar. Now, these ‘no-hit wonders’ are back for a ‘one night only’ feast of heavy rock classics….all in aid of Tyler’s Friends.

Allendale Centre, Hanham Rd, BH21 1AS Wimborne, Dorset, United Kingdom

Tickets are £11 – Click here to buy!

Tickets can only be purchased through the above website link.

Please come along for a great night and raise lots of money for our charity.

5k and 10k Run

Sunday, 15 September 2019 from 12:00-19:00

£2,825 Raised!


We now have the permission permit from the forestry commission to go ahead with the 5k and 10k run.

The entry fee will be:

£15 – 5k
£20 – 10k

No sponsorship is required, but if you can, great, as more money raised means more families helped!

All competitors will receive a bespoke Tyler’s Friends medal and goodie bag.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for men and woman in both races.

A fete will be held after at the Silent Woman pub, details to be confirmed.

There are only 150 spaces. Refunds can only given if we cancel the event.

Payment can be made by cheque, cash or bank transfer – Contact kirsten@tylersfriends.co.uk for more information.

Please click HERE to download the event entry form or alternatively click HERE to complete the form online.

Please come and support us and raise money for Tyler’s Friends. We raised over £7000 last year, so it’s our aim to beat that target this year.

Baby Garden Tidy Up, Poole Cemetery, Dorchester Road

Saturday, 14 September 2019 from 11:00-13:30

Thank you to everyone who came to help us!

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Boat Trip, Poole Quay

Friday, 30 August 2019 from 18:45-22:15

£571 Raised!


UPDATE: Thank you very much to everyone who joined us on the boat trip. Even though we were less on numbers due to people not being able to make the new date after the cancellation, we still had a fab night. A massive thank you to Louise for organising such a brilliant night for the 2nd year in a row and to Rich for banging out the tunes. We raised a great amount of £571, which is just amazing.


As last years boat trip from Poole Quay to Wareham Quay was such a success and everyone had such a great time, we’ve decided to do it again this year.

The boat will leave Poole Quay approx 7.15pm, although this is to be confirmed, where we will sail over to Wareham Quay, on route we will be given our supper of fish and chips / sausage and chips etc, we will then hop off the boat on Wareham Quay for approx an hour, so we can have a drink or two in the local pubs, before getting back on board, to dance our way back to Poole Quay, estimated arrival 10.15pm.

There will be a raffle on the night, the disco tunes will be banging out on the way and on the way back, dancing is a must on the return route, lol.

Adults £20 and Children £15. Children are the responsibility of their parents. This includes the boat trip, supper and disco.  Once payment has been made, no refunds will be given.  Once the boat Company and caterers have been paid all monies will go direct to Tyler’s Friends.

Payment to be made no later than 1 month before please, only 80 spaces available. We know there’s plenty of time until the event but we obviously need to get an idea of the interest.

We’d love to fill the boat up again, so please grab your family and friends and bring them along to what promises to be a fantastic night.

We had a lot of people bail out on us at the last minute last year as they thought it was going to be a choppy crossing due to the weather we’d had, it turned out to be the smoothest crossing ever, so please don’t be put off if you’re a little wobbly on water.  Please email louise@tylersfriends.co.uk

3 Peaks Challenge

30th July 2019

Shannon Evans is taking part in the 3 Peaks Challenge and all sponsorship money raised will be going to Tyler’s Friends. On Tuesday 30th July, Shannon will be climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, a total of 26 miles in 24 hours. We wish Shannon the best of luck and look forward to hearing all about it and seeing the pictures.

Please CLICK HERE to contact us for information on how to sponsor Shannon.

David – Race To The King

Saturday 22 June 2019

£315 raised!


Our friend David is taking part in the Race To The King, Chichester to Winchester, to raise money for Tyler’s Friends.

A double marathon to honour the ancient Kings which takes you along the breathtaking South Downs Way to the magnificent finish on the steps of Winchester Cathedral, the burial place of the first Kings and Queens of England.

Bingo Night, Lytchett Minster School

Saturday, 22 June 2019 from 19:00-22:00

Our bingo night last Saturday raised a fantastic total of £571.35!
A massive thank you to Louise for organising such a fab night.
Thank you to everyone who came and supported us.


After last years successful and fantastic bingo night, we’ve decided to do it all again this year.

£10 per person which includes entry and food.

Food choices are – Lasagne, pulled pork in a tortilla basket, jacket potato with cheese and beans and chicken and mushroom pie and mash but please bring your own nibbles and alcohol if you wish. There will be refreshments on the night to purchase.

To book your place please email louise@tylersfriends.co.uk

Payment to be made no later than the 8th June please. Refunds will only given if we cancel the event.

Cash / cheque or direct payment in to our bank account. If you wish to pay by direct payment, please get in touch for the details.

There will of course be a raffle on the night. If anyone wishes to donate to the raffle then we will of course be very grateful.

Please come along with your family and friends for a fab night and raise money for our amazing charity.

Tyler’s Friends 10 Challenge

Celebrating Tyler


On the 13th June 2019, Tyler should’ve been celebrating his 10th birthday, but sadly he grew his angel wings too soon. Tyler’s Friends would like to honour and celebrate his 10th birthday by setting up a fun challenge. During the month of June we would like you all to set yourself a challenge, but please make it enjoyable, at least that way you’ll want to take part, lol. It may be that you will walk or run 10 miles, give up something for 10 days, eat 10 bars of chocolate, you get the idea. There will be a £10 entry fee and every single penny goes to Tyler’s Friends. There are 70 places going and each participant will receive a hot air balloon medal. (Those doing the 26 mile walk next month will get one of these medals). So please join in, have a little fun, let us have a laugh by telling us what 10 challenge you’ve chosen, and help us remember a beautiful baby boy gone too soon.  Email kirsten@tylersfriends.co.uk

Sarah Kenway – Poole Half Marathon

Sunday, 2 June 2019

£250 was raised – well done and a huge thank you to Sarah!


A massive thank you to my cousin Sarah Kenway who is taking part in The Poole Half Marathon and has very kindly offered to raise sponsorship for Tyler’s Friends. We are always very grateful when people offer to support our charity. It really does mean a lot and every penny raised goes a long way to helping our families.

26 mile walk at Cerne Valley Trail

Saturday, 11 May 2019 from 09:00-18:00

We are really pleased to announce that a huge total of

£1,890 was raised!

This has made the blisters and pain worthwhile. A massive thank you to everyone who took part and sponsored us. This incredible amount will pay for at least 2 memorials and with so many on the go at the moment this is just brilliant news.


A lovely but long walk through the beautiful countryside near Dorchester, taking us past Forston, Godmanstone, Cerne Abbas and Cerne Giant and more. We also pass what claims to be one of the smallest pubs in England.

There is a £20 entry fee and for this you will receive a medal and a goodie bag. If you feel 26 miles will be too much, there is also an 11 mile walk on the same trail. We are doing it on a Saturday to give everyone time to recover before they go to work on Monday. Please click here to download the event entry form or for further information email kirsten@tylersfriends.co.uk

Meet up details will be updated nearer the time.

Fresh air, countryside, food, drink, laughs and of course a great way to raise money for Tyler’s Friends.

Alisa Karnatz – London Marathon

Sunday, 28 April 2019

A massive thank you to Alisa for raising £749.80 – Wow!


Official time 5 hours, 52 minutes and 45 seconds


UPDATE: GUESS MY MARATHON TIME (From Alisa)

  • 1st – Martin Christopher – 5 hours, 52 minutes and 15 seconds, Martin won a voucher to Longdown Farm.
  • 2nd – Natasha Burles – 5 hours, 54 minutes, Natasha won a voucher for Bovington Tank Museum.
  • 3rd – Leah Clark – 5 hours, 51 minutes, Leah won a voucher for Farmer Palmers.
  • 4th – Ian Hitchings – 5 hours, 55 minutes, Ian won a bottle of bubbly and some chocolates.

Alisa Karnatz is running the London marathon next month and is very kindly fundraising for Tyler’s Friends. Click here to sponsor her brave effort.

GUESS MY MARATHON TIME (From Alisa)

“To try and raise a little bit of extra money for Tyler’s Friends charity I want you to guess how long it is going to take me to run London Marathon (which is 26.2 miles and please bear in mind I have never run a marathon before!). The female world record is 02:15:25 and the cut off time is 08:40:00. Whoever guesses the closest will win a family pass to Farmer Palmers or Bovington Tank Museum or a bottle of bubbly and chocolates.”

Good luck to Alisa and thank you so much for your support!

Quiz Night at Lytchett Minster School

Saturday 30 March 2019 – 7pm


A whopping £818.23 was raised!


Up to 8 people in each team.

Raffle on the night, feel free to donate a prize or two, I’m sure you’ll all get something for Xmas that you don’t want, lol.

Bring along nibbles and tipples if you wish.

£10 per person which includes a hot meal.

As always every penny goes to Tyler’s Friends. Let’s raise as much money as we can.