Abingdon Health Ltd, is delighted to announce York Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, and Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice as the Group’s Charity Partners for the next two years.
The charities were chosen by the staff of Abingdon Health at our York and Birmingham sites and we will support both charities through a combination of fundraising activities and volunteering during the period.
Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is an independent adult hospice caring annually for over 1,000 people with terminal illnesses across Birmingham and Sandwell. Services are delivered in people’s homes or at the Inpatient Unit and Day Hospice in Selly Park, Birmingham. Additionally, the hospice offers psychological and practical support to the relatives of patients for as long as required.
York Sands is a voluntary group of mums and dads, whose baby or babies have died, who offer emotional support to anyone who has lost a baby or babies during pregnancy, at birth or shortly afterwards. York Sands is the regional branch of Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, a national charity that supports anyone affected by the death of a baby; works in partnership with health professionals to improve the quality of care and services offered to bereaved families; and promotes research and changes in practice that could help to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.
Commenting on the announcement, Chris Yates, said:
“We are committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work and therefore we are delighted to support two local charities, York Sands and Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice. We are busily planning an exciting calendar of fundraising activities to support the great work of our charity partners”.
Visit our Charity Partners home page to view a list of charity events Abingdon Health will be getting involved in.