Grant success for local pregnancy loss charity
TimeNorfolk, the pregnancy loss charity, has seen their dreams of helping to refurbish a bereavement room at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital move a step closer after successfully obtaining a £2,500 charitable grant through the Closer to You programme, by Ecclesiastical Insurance Group.
The charity supports women and men who need support following a pregnancy loss, such as miscarriage, stillbirth, termination for abnormality, termination and infertility. Also for those facing an unplanned pregnancy or other pregnancy related issues. The bereavement room will be designed to offer a more appropriate environment for families to spend time following a loss or death.
The grant was awarded to the charity after local independent insurance brokers, Alan Boswell Group, made the application on their behalf.
TimeNorfolk director Lesley Bradfield said “We hadn’t even been aware of the Ecclesiastical programme so we are very grateful to Alan Boswells for bringing it to our attention. This grant will make a huge difference to the project which we hope will be underway soon.”
The Closer to You programme give Ecclesiastical’s insurance broker partners the opportunity to be part of its ambition to give £100million to good causes by 2020. Lee Boswell, Marketing Manager at Alan Boswell Group, explains their reasons for choosing TimeNorfolk: “We really wanted to find a project where this money could make a substantial difference. We’re really hoping that the money will give TimeNorfolk the base required to help towards the refurbishment of a new bereavement room. It would make a real difference to the hospital and, of course, to the families that need to use it.”
TimeNorfolk’s Norwich centre opened in 1999 and quickly grew to cover the whole of Norfolk. They have four part-time staff and approximately 25 volunteers.