The Access Foundation Supports 4Louis with £3500 Donation
As part of their pledge to support the charities which have a strong emotional connection with a member of staff in The Access Group. The Access Foundation has approved a £3500 donation to the charity 4Louis to provide funding for the National Bereavement Midwife Forum in 2022.
4Louis works to support anyone affected by miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of a baby or young child by providing support in hospitals, hospices and other organisations all over the country. The charity offers tools, equipment and training to staff in these organisations, as well as providing memory boxes to bereaved families.
The memory boxes donated to hospitals, hospices and funeral directors give bereaved parents the opportunity to gain precious memories. The charity also provides other vital equipment such as cuddle cots, cuddle blankets, photography equipment; they have also funded the renovations of bereavement suites which offer bereaved families somewhere to grieve in private, homely surroundings.
The grant from the Foundation will fund the quarterly 4Louis National Bereavement Midwifery Forum which will take place in Manchester in September this year 2022. The National Bereavement Midwife Forum last year was attended by over 120 bereavement nurses, offering speakers, training and other important information and resources.
“We are delighted that The Access Group Foundation are funding our next 4Louis National Bereavement Midwifery Forum. It is such an important event for us as we want to make sure that bereaved families receive the best possible care.”
The forum allows midwives and health care assistants to come together to share experiences, discuss good practice and take part in team building activities. The day includes speakers from all over the country discussing the impact that their roles have on bereaved families and how their experiences can be improved. This has a huge impact on the care of bereaved families around the country.
A spokesperson from 4Louis commented:
“We are delighted that The Access Group Foundation are funding our next 4Louis National Bereavement Midwifery Forum. It is such an important event for us as we want to make sure that bereaved families receive the best possible care. It is also an opportunity for us to support the midwives that attend, as we know how much pressure they are under in their day-to-day job. Holding an event of this size comes at a cost which is usually fully funded by the charity. The Access Group Foundation covering this cost is a huge help and we are extremely grateful.”