Giovanna Cook presented a cheque for £900 to representatives from the Maternity Team at George Eliot Hospital last week.
The proactive fundraiser, who had held a Pink and Blue fundraising event and her husband Chris and his colleagues had taken part in a Wolf Run.
Giovanna had recently helped to establish a monthly support group and facebook site www.facebook.com/SophiaPLS for anyone who has experienced baby loss during their pregnancy with support from the maternity team bereavement midwives. Giovanna had sadly lost her own baby last year and wanted to support others who had experienced pregnancy loss.
She presented the cheque at an event for George Eliot staff where she was actively helping to promote the support group.
Fundraising Coordinator, Jean Whittaker MBE said: “On behalf of the George Eliot Hospital Maternity Services we would like to thank Giovanna and Chris for their active fundraising.
“We will be purchasing equipment which will benefit local mums and babies following their generous donation.”
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.
The group meet on the first Tuesday of every month between 6-8pm in Combe House at George Eliot Hospital.
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 by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information for parents who have experienced pregnancy loss can be found on the George Eliot Hospital maternity web pages.
Notes to Editor:
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. The Trust also provides a range of community services across Coventry, Warwickshire and Leicestershire. For a full list of the services we provide, go to our website www.geh.nhs.uk/directory-of-services.