Published on: 3 January 2023

Ally and Steve More than a room.pngA generous donation from bereaved parents Ally and Steve Brown have helped the ‘More Than a Room’ appeal reach more than £20,000, 74% of the total target.

The appeal, organised by George Eliot Hospital Charity, is raising funds to refurbish the hospitals maternity bereavement rooms, creating a more comfortable and secure place for parents who experience a bereavement deal with their loss.

Ally and Steve Brown tragically suffered the loss of their conjoined twin boys at George Eliot Hospital in 2021. They spent time in the bereavement suite and understand the emotional and mental importance of refurbishing the rooms.

On presenting the donation to the hospital alongside their six-year-old daughter, May, they outlined its significance. Ally said: “This donation is our way of saying thank you to the maternity department for all they have done for us and our boys. 

“We truly appreciate the team for always being there for and, by helping to create a better environment for people who suffer tragic loss like ours, we are ensuring our boys legacy lives on forever.”

The couple, who live in Tamworth, raised the fund through generous donations from their friends and families alongside a special raffle, which raised over £880 alone, with prizes donated, including gym membership, massages and a Champneys hamper. 

Steve said: “One people found out what we were raising money for everyone was so generous and wanted to help and raise awareness of this important cause. 

“It also helped other people talk about this tragic issue, which is something many find so hard to do. 

“Helping refurbish the rooms in so important to us because it is important to have self-contained, secure and comfortable place to grieve in your own way and make that terrible experience just that little bit more comfortable, easier and brighter.”

Click here to watch a video of Ally and Steve’s story direct from them, to support the appeal and help us make these life changing refurbishments visit