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. It was set up by Carly Williams and Martin Sommerville following the stillbirth of their first son, Zephyr, in 2013.
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.
Zephyr’s 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, specialist counselling for siblings affected by the death of a brother or sister, 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
** In 2019 we are looking for fantastic fundraisers to join us in taking on a fundraising challenge – from running or cycling, to coffee mornings or skydives – you can check out our 2019 EVENTS to help raise funds to support our truly amazing service. **
Download our Zephyr’s Appeal Leaflet