Zephyr’s centre offers loving care and support to families who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or the death of a baby or child. The centre is based in a bespoke unit within the grounds of Nottingham City Hospital and receives over 1,000 visits per year from bereaved parents and families. It is a quiet, peaceful place where people can talk about their loss away from the clinical environment. The centre is open to hospital staff to use when meeting bereaved families, and it is also open to GPs, other health professionals, and community support groups.
Our Zephyr’s Appeal funds a full range of services, including: professional bereavement counselling, therapeutic writing and craft workshops and informal drop-in sessions. All donations made to Zephyr’s will go to the service.
BABY LOSS AWARENESS MONTH: throughout October
Throughout October we are asking families who have experienced the loss of a baby or child of any age to consider making a donation of £10 or more to Zephyr’s, to support the centre and to honour the memory of a beloved son, daughter or children. Their name will be lovingly incorporated into our Spiral in Honour, a beautiful, handmade artwork, containing a spiral of names, which will be displayed at Zephyr’s over the coming year. You can find out more via our Just Giving page.
PLEASE VOTE: Zephyr’s shortlisted for national award
Our Zephyr’s centre has been shortlisted for a national award. The centre, which is managed by Nottingham Hospitals Charity and provides support for bereaved families, has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Support Organisation’ category in the annual Butterfly Awards, for the second year running.
The awards take place annually and celebrate people who have survived baby loss, and those who provide support for people who have lost a baby.
Please vote for Zephyr’s today by clicking here.
Voting runs from 8pm on Thursday 26 September until 11pm on Saturday 12 October 2019. The results of the public vote will be combined with the decision of a judging panel to determine the winners of each category. Please note, you can only vote once per IP address.