Cuddle Cot Fundraiser - In memory of Artem and Amity-Raine

$6,350 donated
Given by 105 generous donors in 13 weeks

To purchase a CuddleCot for families who experience the loss of a baby. The CuddleCot helps keep baby cool to allow families time with them.


On the 1st of September 2020, our baby boy Artem was born sleeping. We had three days with him, two of those spent at home where his two older siblings were able to meet him as well as the rest of our whānau. Ten months on we are now mourning the loss of another baby so deeply wanted, our daughter Amity-Raine, born the 1st of July 2021. She joined her brother after 18 precious hours earth side and grew her angel wings on the 2nd of July 2021.

We have decided to fundraise for a CuddleCot for other families who may experience loss. The inspiration for this comes in the memory of Artem and Amity-Raine.

The purpose of the CuddleCot unit is to cool baby, allowing families to bring them home without embalming. Fortunately as we were previously known to Sands with Artem, Sands advocated and asked the hospital to release a CuddleCot to us for the duration of Amity-Raines’ stay at home. Having this cooling unit meant we were able to spend five days with our daughter. We are so thankful to Sands and Wellington Hospital for allowing us to have that time with her. Our use of the CuddleCot and experience confirmed the importance and need to have such a resource available to newly bereaved parents.

A CuddleCot is manufactured and imported from England, with shipping and tax they can cost up to $6000. This CuddleCot will be gifted to Sands Taranaki and if the goal is exceeded funds will then be donated to Sands Taranaki for maintenance purposes on the CuddleCot and also to help toward financing the amazing things they do for bereaved whānau.

If you would like to support this cause in memory of Artem and Amity-Raine, your donation will be gratefully received.

If you are interested to know more about the cuddle cot you can visit

Thank you~

Korina & Tristan

About us

Sands Taranaki is a voluntary, parent-run, non-profit organisation that provides support and information to parents and families following the loss of a baby or infant.

Use of funds

Purchase a Cuddle Cot for families to take home on loan. Surplus funds will be for maintenance of the cot and other support provided.

If unable to get enough funds for the cuddle cot, they will remain with Sands Taranaki to support families

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Latest update

Remove goal amount  28 July 2021

We have decided to remove the goal amount of this page to leave it open ended. The extra funds will go towards servicing the cuddle cot and/or purchasing extra cots for other Sands groups around NZ.

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Jonno and Katie Bollond from Taranaki Electrical Services
Jonno and Katie Bollond from Taranaki Electrical Services on 16 Aug 2021
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 28 Jul 2021
Much love to you guys x
Brendon and Vaughan Smith
Brendon and Vaughan Smith on 28 Jul 2021
Donation in memory of Johnny Tiki (JT). Arohanui the Smith whanau
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 27 Jul 2021
Love this special story, thank you for sharing it. Much love. I still want to donate even though your goal has been made in hopes of buying another cuddle cot. ❤️❤️
Mandy & Jason
Mandy & Jason on 27 Jul 2021
A cuddle cot and the beautiful lady’s at Sand’s. Gave us time to help us make special memories, with our precious Granddaughter Reid. In loving memory of our special angel.

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