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. It is a quiet, peaceful place for parents and families to 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.
Set up by Carly Williams and Martin Sommerville following the stillbirth of their first son, Zephyr, the centre enhances the clinical support already available for parents and families at our hospitals. 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.
Zephyr’s is a place of compassion where families can receive much-needed support to help them recover from their loss.
-Barbara Cathcart, Chief Exec., Nottingham Hospitals Charity