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Zephyr’s has been shortlisted for a Butterfly Award

The Zephyr’s centre, which provides support for families who have lost a child, baby or pregnancy, has been shortlisted for a Butterfly Award!

The Butterfly Awards take place annually and celebrate people who have experienced baby loss, and organisations or individuals who support them.

Due to the fantastic work of Zephyr’s Project Manager, Carly Williams, and her dedicated team of specialist counsellors, Zephyr’s has been shortlisted for the Best Support Organisation Award.

You can read about Zephyr’s and cast your vote here.

Watch Zephyrs’ nomination video below.

Zephyr’s is based at City Hospital and is funded entirely by our Zephyr’s Appeal. The centre was opened in April 2017 by Carly and her partner, Martin Sommerville, both from St Ann’s in Nottingham. Carly and Martin raised £20,000 for Nottingham Hospitals Charity in memory of their son, Zephyr, who was stillborn in 2013.

Zephyr’s was opened in April 2017 with funding from Nottingham Hospitals Charity

After Zephyr died, Carly and Martin were cared for by staff on the maternity wards at City Hospital.  However, they found it incredibly painful to return back to the maternity wards, and to see new mums and dads celebrating the birth of their babies.

Carly and Martin wanted to create a new space, full of love and peace, where families who had lost a baby or child could receive loving support away from the maternity and children’s wards.

We’re incredibly proud of Carly, who manages Zephyr’s, and her team for this incredible recognition of their work and the impact they’ve made on hundreds of families.

You can vote for Zephyr’s in the Best Support Organisation category by clicking here.

If you would like to support Zephyr’s as it continues to help more families, please consider donating to our Zephyr’s Appeal.

 


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