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Kelly Cawe and her family visited the maternity unit to provide a special donation of ‘Angel Boxes’ to help support bereaved parents.

Each little gift box contained a tiny Moses basket, clothing and sensitive keep sakes items to give to parents who had experienced premature baby loss.

Kelly recruited support from her mum and aunt to help create these beautiful little memory donations for bereaved families. She has also started a donation Facebook page called Zac’s Last Journey in memory of her son who passed away prematurely in January this year.

Kelly said: “No mother should have to bury their babies no matter what age. They don’t make Moses baskets or clothes for really tiny babies so I decided to make this little gift to support bereaved parents just like us.

“We also wanted to thank the midwifery team in maternity who were fantastic and treated Zac as if he was a full term baby. The care and support was overwhelming.”

Kelly wants to thank you to everyone who supported her and made kind donations for the ‘Angel Boxes’.

Family members also came along to the George Eliot Maternity Unit to hand over the donation to the Maternity team.

Specialist Bereavement Midwife, Jackie said: “Kelly and her family have produced a wonderful donation to give these angel babies a beautiful outfit and basket for their last journey and to help remember them by.”

Following her bereavement Kelly has also joined the Sophia Pregnancy Loss Support group which is hosted at the George Eliot Hospital.

Find out more about Sophia by visiting their facebook page www.facebook.com/SophiaPLS

George Eliot Hospital have also recently launched a confidential Facebook support group called Little Ones to support parents who have stopped their pregnancy due to fetal anomaly or a maternal threat to life. It is open to ladies that have been cared for at George Eliot Hospital.  Ask your midwife for a referral if required, telephone 07768068341/02476865177  or email geh-tr@antenatalscreening@nhs.uk   

Further information for parents who have experienced pregnancy loss can be found on the George Eliot Hospital maternity bereavement support web page.

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