New appeal to raise funds for Cuddle Cots for maternity units all over the UK
Baby Lifeline is delighted to join forces with The Luca Foundation.
We ask for your help to donate a Cuddle Cot to each maternity unit across the UK. It is a very sad fact that an average of 15 babies die every day within their first four weeks of life, and whilst Baby Lifeline is working to reduce the number of baby deaths, we also want to ensure that families suffering from baby loss are given the much needed support and precious time with their angel baby.
The Luca Foundation has been set up with Baby Lifeline by Sharon and Jas Luca-Chatha in memory of their son Luca, who was born sleeping in June 2012. Its mission is to provide a Cuddle Cot for every maternity unit in the UK, (there are 157 NHS Trusts with a number of units at present), to allow bereaved families more time to say goodbye to their angel babies. The cost of each cuddle cot is £1,500.00
After Luca’s death, Sharon and Jas’s neighbours, family and friends raised money for Baby Lifeline in his memory. When Sharon fell pregnant the following year with their second son, she was monitored with equipment which had been donated to the hospital by Baby Lifeline. Sharon said, “It made me smile to think that this could have been provided from our donations made in Luca’s memory, and now he was monitoring his younger brother for his safe arrival into the world.
We are very pleased to be working with Baby Lifeline and wish to raise funds for other bereaved parents. From our own personal experience we want to ensure that other parents across the UK are given extra time with their children in these devastating times.”
To read Sharon’s story, and to donate please click here.