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Zephyr’s is supported by a community of bereaved families, and funded entirely by the generosity of donors and fundraisers. With your help we can continue to provide compassionate care.

A unique space for families and those who help them

Zephyr’s provides an important addition to the clinical support already available for parents and families at our hospitals. This includes professional bereavement counselling, peer support sessions and therapeutic activities. Importantly, we also provide a quiet space for parents to meet with hospital bereavement staff, away from clinical areas.

Zephyr's, born out of a family's experience of loss

Zephyr’s was opened in April 2017 with the help of Carly and Martin, a local couple who fundraised for the centre in memory of their first son Zephyr, who was stillborn. Although the couple were grateful for the care and compassion they received, they found it difficult to return to the hospital’s clinical areas after their loss.

The bereavement support they were given meant they had to go back to the maternity ward where every sight and sound echoed painful memories. They dreamed of an alternative – a better place to support grieving families. Zephyr’s is a safe and homely place where it is okay not to be okay.

How you can help

Zephyr’s relies entirely on the generosity of people like you. Through your donations we are able to support families who have experienced terrible loss at a time when they should be most joyful. You can help in many ways, from holding your own fundraising activity to taking part in one of our events.

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