Zephyr’s is a truly amazing centre for bereaved families, offering loving care and support following pregnancy loss or the death of a baby or child. Based within the grounds of Nottingham City Hospital Zephyr’s was set up by Carly Williams and Martin Sommerville following the stillbirth of their first son Zephyr in 2013.
With love at its heart, Zephyr’s provides an important addition to the clinical support already available for parents and families at our hospitals. This includes: professional bereavement counselling; therapeutic writing and art workshops; specialist counselling for siblings affected by the death of a brother or sister; friendship and supportive conversation for anyone affected.
Importantly, Zephyr’s is a quiet, peaceful place for parents to meet hospital bereavement staff away from the clinical areas such as maternity units with all the difficult memories they may hold. And beyond our hospital staff, it is also open to GPs and other community health professionals who can use the centre as a meeting venue with bereaved parents.
Our Zephyr’s fund is helping fund a peaceful haven for these bereaved families in a warm and welcoming place.Download our Zephyr’s Appeal Leaflet