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Cuddle cot to support bereaved families at George Eliot Hospital

Cuddle Cot

Lauren and Ricki Cowle visited the George Eliot Hospital Maternity Unit to deliver a ‘cuddle cot’ to support parents who have experienced the sad loss of a baby.

The kind couple from Gloucestershire had fundraised £2,500, to support the charity 4Louis who then donated this valuable piece of equipment to the maternity unit. Lauren had participated in the Frome Half Marathon in July.

A cuddle cot is a cooling system which provides grieving families extra precious time with their baby.

Lauren said: “Our little baby Freddie had passed away in April 2017 and we wanted to give something back to the maternity teams who support parents who have experienced the loss of a baby.”

“A cuddle cot provides parents valuable time to stay with their babies.”

Lauren’s donation also helped to purchase memory boxes for bereaved families.

The Maternity Team had applied to the charity 4Louis for a cuddle cot. The charity provides memory boxes and other equipment to support bereaved families.

Specialist bereavement midwife, Jacqueline Davies said: “We are touched that Lauren and her husband Ricki were able to drive across to Nuneaton to personally deliver the cuddle cot. Baby loss is rare, but a tragic event for those involved. Cuddle cots can help parents during one of the most difficult times of their lives.

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