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Department store pledges support for The Health Tree Foundation

A department store has pledged to boost the coffers of a charity which benefits local patients.

Scunthorpe’s Oldrids departments store has chosen The Health Tree Foundation (HTF) as its charity of the year for 2017. The HTF is the charity for Scunthorpe General Hospital.

Money raised from the store throughout the year will go towards the maternity bereavement suite appeal. 

 The new facility will be located within the central delivery suite and will provide a quiet space for women and their families who have experienced a stillborn or pregnancy loss.

Oldrids department store manager Lisa Bracey store said: “I am delighted that the store has chosen The Health Tree Foundation as its charity for 2017. We will be looking to raise as much money as we can to support the creation of the maternity bereavement suite.

 “I know the team at the store is already looking forward to coming up with fun ways of raising money.”

Operational matron for maternity Karen Cross said: “It is an absolute honour for the maternity bereavement suite to be nominated by Oldrids as their charity of the year. Oldrids is in the heart of the shopping community and will reach out to the hearts of the people of Scunthorpe and surrounding villages to support this much needed room.”

Central delivery suite manager Jane Stoney said: “We are delighted that Oldrids are onboard with our special appeal. Not only will they help fundraise but being a prominent town center store they will help raise awareness of the importance of this cause to provide a homely environment for families affected by stillbirth and pregnancy loss.”

The Health Tree Foundation community champion for Scunthorpe Hayley Thompson said “We were overwhelmed with the news Oldrids had chosen us as their charity of the year.

“We would like to say a big thank you to store manager Lisa Bracey for putting forward the appeal to Oldrids department store and a huge thank you for choosing The Health Tree Foundation as their charity of the year.”

Hayley added: “If you would like any information or would like to fundraise for the appeal, we would love to hear from you.”

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If you would like to learn more about the appeal or how you can fundraise for this please contact Community Champion Hayley Thompson on 01724 282282 ext 5672 or

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