On the 24th September 2017, I found out I was pregnant with a baby I would never get to see, never get to hold. A lifetime of things we would never share. My life was at risk. My first surgery would leave scars on my body. I was the 1 in 80 women suffering an ectopic pregnancy. I needed support, but more so, I needed to know that I wasn’t alone. I needed my voice to be heard that my daughter existed, however fleetingly. So I went to Facebook and The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust was one of the first pages I came across. Through that page and another for women who have experienced the same pain, my daughter was validated. She is still validated. Three years later I was preparing my first batch of Rhubarb and Rose Petal Jam for my recently started business and it struck me the irony of making a jam using rose petals on my angelversary and so my charity jam was born.
$2 from every jar of Tahlia’s Rhubarb and Rose Petal Jam is donated to The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. May 19th should have been my expected due date and the date I chose to transfer donations I have raised to this amazing charity. It is only a small amount to some but it is from my heart, and through continued sales of Tahlia’s Rhubarb & Rose Petal Jam, not only do I get to continue to support this charity, I keep my baby’s memory alive.