Pigeons For Life supports Vzw Boven De Wolken

Our Pigeons For Life Auction takes place from 8th until 18th of December, the revenue of which goes entirely to a good cause. We will financially support four different charity organisations by selling eight pigeons with exclusive origins. One of those good causes is Vzw Boven De Wolken, an organisation that makes professional photo portraits for parents who lost their baby.

As with the other good causes, Vzw Boven De Wolken will be answering a few questions as a means of introduction:

What is Vzw Boven De Wolken?

"Losing your baby shortly before or after birth is a devastating tragedy for the parents. They have to say goodbye to their child before they even had the chance to get to know it. Vzw Boven De Wolken wants to help the bereaved parents cope with their grief by offering a professional photo shoot for their deceased baby. The pictures create a wonderful and vivid memory of their beloved child, and it can really make a difference in the grieving process. Also, the pictures allow them to show their baby to family and friends. After all, they are proud of their baby, just like any parent, and they want their loved ones to get to know their child. The photo shoot is a free service for the parents. Our organisation runs solely on donations."

How many employees does Vzw Boven De Wolken have?

"We have more than 60 volunteer photographers and 12 administrative volunteers who work with heart and soul, although it can be quite challenging at times."

How and where can you get in touch with Vzw Boven De Wolken?

"Parents and hospitals can reach us on our website www.bovendewolken.be if they would like to have a picture portrait of their deceased baby. We will do everything we can to have one of our photographers available within the next 24 hours. We have photographed over 300 babies since our foundation in April 2016."

How to support Vzw Boven De Wolken directly?

"You can support us directly on our web page www.bovendewolken.be/steun-ons."

Pigeons For Life Auction starts: Friday 8th of December 2017
Pigeons For Life Auction ends: Monday 18th of December 2017

A charity event in collaboration with …

  • donors Gaby Vandenabeele, Bart Geerinckx, Nikolaas Gyselbrecht, Jan Hooymans, Joost De Smeyter, Jelle Jellema, Gino Clicque and Cor De Heijde
  • Pigen and Pigeon Photography, who supplied their services for free
  • Ilse Vandenabeele, who launched the initiative