Generous donation to bereavement suite after charity appeal
A local group of fundraisers called Angel Babies Circle (ABC) have donated £3,000 to the bereavement suite appeal at Scunthorpe General Hospital.
The hospital’s official charity, the Health Tree Foundation, launched an appeal online at the beginning of March and has so far received many generous donations from the public.
ABC chairman Sian Deeks created ABC after her daughter Chloe was stillborn 30 days before her due-date.
Sian said: “After my experience, I wanted to donate to this room as I know it will give the parents comfort and the confidence that they’re not going to be interrupted during this hard time.”
Logistics company DHL chose ABC as its charity of choice and offered to hold a day-long fundraising event for ABC which raised £3,000 including matched funding from DHL.
The event was held at Bottesford town football club and included a children’s football match, tombola, raffles and even a fly past from the red arrows.
DHL’s community liaison officer Jason Johnson said: “It was really popular, about 2,000 people attended.”
Sian added: “The people of Scunthorpe also helped out a lot by donating raffle prizes, but we could not have done it without Jason and the DHL team.”
Hospital staff are now working with the Health Tree Foundation to make this room a reality.
Operational matron, Karen Cross said: “We’re really grateful for all the kind donations so far and really need people to keep giving.”
If you would like to be a part of the efforts to create the suite, please visit: https://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/nlagcharitablefunds/maternitybereavementcampaign.