Fundraising

Fundraising boost for new Maternity Bereavement Suite from anonymous donor

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn has received a major boost towards its Maternity Bereavement Suite fundraising campaign with a generous anonymous donation of £10k.

The Maternity Bereavement Suite will provide a dedicated and welcoming facility for bereaved parents and families who sadly lose their babies either during, or shortly after, birth – allowing them the opportunity to create precious memories with their baby in a more homely environment, away from the maternity suite with peace and tranquillity.

The £10k donation was received by a local donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, and has lived in Norfolk for the past 50 years. The donor first came across the appeal earlier this year when the Lynn News announced the campaign would be its charity of the year for 2020 following a public vote.

They said: “I saw the article in the Lynn News and kept it as I knew I would have money available to give at a later date. I thought the appeal might need a boost because of COVID-19 and difficulties in fundraising.”

“I feel I have been very lucky to have two healthy boys and grandchildren and can’t think of anything worse than to carry a baby and lose it.”

Last week QEH commemorated Baby Loss Awareness Week by illuminating the Day Surgery Unit with the distinctive blue and pink colours, while sharing stories from bereaved parents to support and help raise awareness of the cause.

If you would like to donate or find out more about the Maternity Bereavement Suite appeal please visit our JustGiving page here or contact our Fundraising Executive, Laurence Morlaas, on 01553 613373 or at Laurence.morlaas@qehkl.nhs.uk

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