Local couple Adrian and Rachel Luckman raised an incredible £1000 to support the special bereavement room at George Eliot Hospital recently.
Close family friend Clare Brayne organised a special quiz evening at St Anne’s Catholic Primary School and Rachel and Adrian would like to thank Clare and their kind family, friends and parents at the school for their generous donations.
Adrian and Rachel had experienced baby loss earlier this year and wanted to give something back to the hospital which had supported them through an extremely difficult time. They asked that the donation be used to support premature babies or parents who had a similar experience to their own.
Specialist bereavement midwife, Emma Bennett said: “We are extremely grateful for this donation which will be going towards our project to develop a quiet garden sanctuary space for families which will be accessed through our special room for bereavement parents.”
Sophia pregnancy loss support group has raised more than £6k since June 2016 through events to help support bereavement projects in the maternity unit and this lovely donation will really contribute to the delivery of projects planned by the group in partnership with the Maternity Unit.
George Eliot Hospital Maternity Team launched monthly support group Sophia and a facebook site www.facebook.com/SophiaPLS for anyone who has experienced baby loss during their pregnancy in 2016.
SOPHIA is aimed at families who have experienced baby loss at any time, from early pregnancy to late pregnancy. The group will meet to have a coffee, chat or just offer support to others.
Anyone interested in the group can come along to Combe House between 6-8pm starting Tuesday 1 st March 2016. Further meetings will be held on the first Tuesday each month.
Combe house is one of the one floor brick office buildings on the main hospital site, opposite the main hospital building, in College Street, Nuneaton, CV10 7DJ (on the right of the main visitor car park).
No need to book but you can contact the group via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information for parents who have experienced pregnancy loss can be found on the George Eliot Hospital maternity web pages.
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust provides a range of hospital and community based services to more than 300,000 people across North Warwickshire, South West Leicestershire and North Coventry.
The hospital, which was opened in 1948 provides a range of elective, non-elective, surgical, medical, women’s, children’s, diagnostic and therapeutic services. A full range of sexual health services across Warwickshire is also provided by the Trust.
For more information log onto www.geh.nhs.uk
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