Generous Donation made to the 'Forget Me Not Bereaved Parent Liaison Group' at the Ulster

20/10/2016

Richard & Siobhan Cadwallader recently donated £3072.08 to the Forget Me Not Bereaved Parent Liaison Group at the Ulster Hospital in memory of their daughter Isabella.

Richard & Siobhan sold raffle tickets and held a family fun day on the 25th June, Isabella’s birthday. Both the raffle ticket sale and the family fun day was a great success and people donated generously for which both Richard & Siobhan are very grateful.

 

"As a family it was incredibly important to us that we mark Isabella's first birthday with something positive. We had decided that a family fun morning would do just that. We sold raffle tickets, and due to everyone's generosity we ended up having 25 amazing prizes. We drew the raffle during our fun morning.

 

We just want to give a huge thanks to everyone who has helped, supported and just been there for us during this heart-breaking time. And also a huge thank you to everyone who donated prizes, bought tickets, helped us out on the morning and donated with huge generosity. All in memory of our beautiful little girl Isabella."

 

The Forget- Me-Not group would like to thank Richard and Siobhan for their substantial donation which they will use to improve and enhance the experience of parents who have been bereaved. The Head of Midwifery, Mrs Zoe Boreland added her thanks to Siobhan and Richard “this money will make a significant difference to bereaved families at a very vulnerable time and it is a fitting tribute to little Isabella”.

The 'Forget Me Not' group welcomes all parents who have been bereaved in the Ulster Hospital. The user-focused group provides a forum for parents who have been bereaved through miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of their child. The forum provides an opportunity for parents to discuss the care provided and to help us in our commitment to provide a service that is of the highest possible standard. The aim of the focus group is to identify what we are doing well and also identify areas of our service that could be improved.

 

For more information on the Forget Me Not Bereaved Parent Liaison Group please contact:

 

Hilary Patterson, Bereavement Support Midwife - Telephone: (028) 9056 4717

Pictured left to right: Richard and Siobhan Cadwallader, Zoe Boreland (Head of Midwifery), Mary Graham (Labour Ward Manager), Hilary Patterson ( Bereavement Support Midwife) and Karen Gray (Staff Midwife).