When news happens, text LT and your photos and videos to 80360. Or contact us by email or phone.
Family make heartfelt donation to Burnley maternity unit
1:00pm Saturday 14th September 2013 in News
A FAMILY have made a heartfelt donation to a hospital in memory of their their baby who was tragically stillborn.
Lynsey and Simon Jordan, from Feniscowles, gave two cold cots and a specially made wooden crib with a commemorative plaque to the Birth Suite at Burnley General Hospital after raising over £6,000 after their son Oliver, who was stillborn last July.
The couple said that they wanted to do something to help support families who had experienced a similar loss to themselves.
Simonn, who presented the cots, which are specially designed for stillborn babies, to staff and midwives on the deparment said: “After going through what we did as a family, we wanted to be able to provide comfort and support to people who have also experienced the loss of a child.
“We wondered what we could do and we thought that being able to purchase the cold cots for the trust would provide just a bit more comfort to other parents and allow us to celebrate the memory of Oliver.”
On the plaque on the crib, made by Simpson Furniture in Colne, the family said: “There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination, living there you’ll be free if you truly wish to be.
“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in our hearts.
Love, Mummy, Daddy and Big Brother, Harry.”
Tracy Thompson, midwife at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We’d like to thank this lovely couple, for this very generous donation.
“It is really, really hard for mums and dads to say goodbye to their stillborn babies.
“Because the baby’s skin starts to change and break down within a couple of hours these changes usually limit the time parents can spend with their little ones.
“These cots are cold and therefore they help delay the skin changes and so forth and that is so important because it means mums and dads can choose when they want to say goodbye, rather than feeling rushed into it.”
Comments are closed on this article.