York Teaching Hospital Charity: Butterfly Appeal

Imagine hearing the devastating news no new parent wants to hear. Every week at York Hospital families find out that their baby is unlikely to survive birth or will sadly be stillborn.

We know there is nothing that can take away the pain for these families following a late pregnancy loss, stillbirth or death of their baby soon after birth, but we also know how precious those few hours or days can be before they have to say their final goodbyes.

How can You help?
We need help fundraising to get to our target of £250,000 which will mean we can build a new Maternity bereavement Suite.

Your donation whether doing a cake sale, hosting a collecting tin or choosing us as your Charity of the Year will help to provide families who will sadly suffer the death of their baby at York hospital somewhere to feel safe and cared for. We want them to have somewhere comfortable and quiet to sleep, somewhere with space to walk and space to sit, somewhere with to access fresh air, somewhere they can have family to visit, somewhere private and somewhere they can have quality time to say goodbye to their baby and begin their journey of grief.

Please get in touch to find out more on 01904 724521 or visit our website at www.york.nhs.uk/butterfly