Page 1

AUTUMN/WINTER 2014 Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice Liverpool


Tel: 0151 228 0353

Dear Friends Welcome to our Autumn/Winter edition of the Smile newsletter. Inside this edition we have highlighted just a small flavour of the types of support we have received over the last 6 months. We try to fit in as many acknowledgements as we can within the limited space. However check out our website which is constantly updated with news and events. You can also follow us on facebook and twitter @ zoes_place. In July our amazing supporters at Arriva Northwest unveiled a bus dedicated to Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice. The double decker bus, sporting the colours and logos of the Hospice is currently operating on numerous routes across the City from the Arriva Northwest Bootle depot, have you spotted it yet!

awareness about the many ways in which hospice care is delivered. Our donors have contributed in so many ways towards the work of the Hospice, be it time, expertise, energy or funds. We are so grateful to everyone who continues to make Zoë’s Place Liverpool such a wonderful place for our special babies to come and stay. Carol Kirkham, Fundraising Manager

The next few months heralds the start of our extremely busy and exciting Christmas period with numerous events taking place. During that period we celebrate Hospice Care Week, which takes place 6 – 12 October. This is an annual week of activity to help raise the profile of hospice care across the UK. The aim for 2014 is to raise public

Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, Yew Tree Lane, West Derby, Liverpool L12 9HH Tel. 0151 228 0353 Email. Registered Charity No. 1092545

How we he l p

Hospice News

y r o t S s ’ y e l n a t S

Hi, my name is Aimee and I am mum to two wonderful boys, Archie who is almost 5, and Stanley who is almost 2. A few weeks after Stanley was born in November 2012 he was rushed to Alder Hey Children’s hospital unable to breathe for himself; maintain his own body temperature and having seizures. He was diagnosed with having viral meningoencephalitis. After defying the odds and pulling through Stanley was left with complex medical and care needs. He is now fed through a tube in his tummy as he is unable to swallow safely, has chronic inflammatory lung disease which requires daily chest physiotherapy and intermittent oxygen, as well as regular nebulisers and numerous antibiotics. As a result of his illness Stanley’s development is significantly delayed. Looking after Stanley in the early days was almost impossible. It wasn’t until we started visiting Zoë’s Place that we could see any light at the end of the tunnel. Stanley started spending time at Zoë’s Place when he was 8 months old. It’s hard to find the words to describe what Zoë’s Place means to our family. They have been a life line to us all, not just in providing second to none care for Stanley, but also enabling Archie to spend some quality time with his Mummy and Daddy, which can be very difficult when Stanley is at home needing care around the clock. The respite allows us time to catch up on the every day tasks that can often get missed as well as getting some much needed sleep! Zoë’s Place really is a ‘home from home’ and everyone is so welcoming that we really feel part of a large extended family. Thank you Zoë’s Place.

Please donate now!

Thank You!


g n i v i G r a l u g Re


I am a taxpayer and would like Gift aid


Don’t t o t ick f orget g i f t ai d t h e box

I want Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice to treat all donations I have made for the four years prior to this year and all donations I make from the date of this declaration until I notify you otherwise, as Gift Aid donations.

Zoë’s Place Events Diary Sun 30th November 2014 ∙ 1pm till 4pm ∙ Christmas Fair ∙ Broughton Hall High School, West Derby Sun 7th December 2014 ∙ 4pm ∙ Christmas Family Service ∙ St Mary’s Church, West Derby Throughout November and December ∙ Zoë’s Place Light up a Life Fri 20th March 2015 ∙ Boxing Dinner at the Adelphi Hotel


We went to see the famous Giants that visited Liverpool. The atmosphere was spectacular and the children thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it with front row viewing of the Giants in action.

apple jacks farm

Registered Charity No. 1092545

Your Name Address

I enclose a cheque for £

giants in liverpool

We also went to Apple Jacks farm and enjoyed many of their activities from the tractors to the maze which was really good fun!

Donations are always gratefully received at Zoë’s Place. If you would like to contribute please complete the form below

You may also donate on our website: or over the telephone by calling the Hospice on 0151 228 0353

We have enjoyed a lovely summer at Zoë’s place this year and have taken full advantage of the fabulous weather by taking our babies out and about on numerous trips.

passenger One of our most memorable days was when we had a visit from singer song writer ‘Passenger’. He came to perform for one of our children as a special wish that was requested by his parents. He came and sang, what a very emotional performance, not a dry eye in the house!

hydro therapy pool Although we have not had the luxury of an outside pool the children have enjoyed many hours of relaxation and physio in our hydro therapy pool. Our Physiotherapist Lorraine and our new Play Leader Gillian have had fun splashing around and enjoying the bubbles with many of the children who find great comfort and therapeutic relaxation from the hydro-pool. After this they always enjoy the slumber party watching their favourite DVD.


g FundraisNein ws Congratulations to our brave abseilers who undertook a 150’ freefall abseil down the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. The weather was truly horrendous but our participants were not put off and smiled their way through the rain. Thank you John McConnell, Emma Moulton, Nicola Churchman, David Lewis, Elaine Jones, Michelle Bentley, Gary Campbell, Nicole Campbell, Amanda Phillips, Mandy Eglinton and Nathan Murphy x

and Martyn , n o s a astal J irral Co k you to W n a e h h t t e Hug part in s from ho took 15mile g raised in lk Chris w y wa e boys a h T M . t n s o ell ts Walk la Thursta spice. W g. o o t H e r b u o Seacom ndraisin ,068 for able fu ring £1 k e r g a g m a t e as your r oys on done b

Our wonderful friends at the newly refurbis Sainsbury’s st hed ore on Rice La ne have chosen Zoë’s Place as their charity of the year! We attended the of ficial opening of store back in August and he lped to bag pa ck on their first day which was a great succes s. The bag pack heralds the st art of our year -long partners with Sainsbur hip ys and we look forward to wor together on lo king ts more fundra ising activities .


We held our very first Skydiving fundraiser back in August at the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Lancaster. A Huge thank you to the lovely ladies who took part Claire Kelly, Rachael Hughes, Joanne Watson, Nicola Byrne and Michelle Hardman. We are very proud of you all. Thank you for all your support x

In Reach of St Polycarps is a fantastic book written by one of our suppor ters, Billy Boo The story is a th. wonderful acco unt of the inno times of 1950 cent ’s and 1960’s Li verpool and is based on a fam ily brought up in and around Great Homer Street/Netherfi eld Road/Scot Road. You can land purchase a co py of the book from our Hospice fo r £6.95, all proc eeds to Zoë’s Place. To orde r please call 01 51 228 0353.

s helped one who ha ry ve e to s e Our thank s part of th r hospice a u o rt o ve p a p h u to s e. There izen Servic fundraising National Cit wonderful f o s d in k ll ncy dress been a packs to fa g a b m o fr te much activities d to genera e lp e h ve a k you runs that h harity. Than c r u o r fo s d needed fun ! e n everyo

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported our hospice and our fundraising events over the past 6 months. As ever, the generosity of our wonderful community and corporate supporters never fails to impress and below are just a few examples of the support we have received.

to axx in Speke down to TK M d te vi in e e ad er We w that was m ue for £1,000 vital care receive a cheq p support the el h to ce pi ce to our hos ial babies. Sin e to our spec id er ov gn pr si e w de e at th th the UK in 1994 in g in ch 0 n 27 u la first ow has over d ess’ retailer n causes aroun ‘brands-for-l many worthy t or pp su to d u stores an say thank yo we would like so y tr n u co e th Speke Retail at the store at d se ba am te their charity. the Zoë’s Place as g n si oo ch r Park fo

In the run up to Christmas, Kiddieland in Kirkdale are supporting our hospice with a fantastic Christmas raffle. Up for grabs is a brand new clickand-move 2- in- 1 pram. For more info please contact Jenny on anley e store at 315-323 St 0151 933 7463 visit th ur pool, L5 7QF to buy yo Road, Kirkdale, Liver ! tickets at just £1 each

Stanley’s mum, dad and friends (see p.2) organized and completed an epic challenge to raise fu nds for Zoë’s Place. On Sunday 18th May they set off in the early ho urs from Wales on a 26 mile marathon kayak along the Rive r Dee to the Groves in Chester. They then made their way to Chester Race Cour se to complete the Chester Half Ma rathon and then follow ed this up with a further 26 mile cycli ng marathon up onto the Wirral and through to Zoe’s Plac e. This all totaled a co los sal 65 miles kayaking, running, wa lking and cycling in on e day! Tri4Stanley aimed to raise £10,000 for Zo ë’s Place Baby Hospice. In total they raised over £11,500

We were so gratef ul to once again receive the very ki nd support of Ladi es and Captains team s of the West Derb y Golf club who have been very busy over the past 12 m onths raising fund s for our hospice th rough all kinds of different activiti es. Club Captain John Leight and La dies Captain Jill Hopwood came do wn to Zoë’s Place to present us with a fantastic cheque fo r £2,063.43 which br ings the grand tota l raised by the club since 2009 to over £22,000. Thank yo u once again for yo ur support.

tic busy selling his fantas Jack has been really and e’ Sid Look on the Bright poetry book ‘Always ial ec ful £314.00 for our sp has raised a wonder baby s dedicated to Jack’s babies. The book wa rial nd ffered with Mitocho cousin, Olivia who su order dis a very rare genetic Depletion Syndrome, e ac Pl by nurses at Zoë’s and she was cared for ay aged 1. but sadly passed aw


Ways to Support us

Open a Charity Account Today! Furness Building Society offers an affinity and charity account that helps to support our charity. Here is how it works: • As one of our supporters you open a Zoë’s Place charity savings account with just £1 and pay in as little or as much as you like up to £250,000 • You will receive a competitive rate of interest and have easy access to your savings • Each year Furness pay to us 1% of the total balances in all of the accounts from their own funds. • The payment we receive from Furness Building Society doesn’t cost you a penny, but by saving in one of our charity accounts you will be helping to generate a cash payment to us each and every year!

For more info please call 0151 228 0353.

Light up a life By supporting a light on our special Christmas Trees located at Lime Street Station, Belle Vale Shopping Centre, and St Mary’s Church in West Derby you are illuminating the life of a loved one whilst helping to continue the specialist care needed for our babies. A Light in memory of your loved one will be placed on all of our trees from mid-November. We ask that people donate a minimum of £5 for the sponsorship of a light. The name of the Person(s) that you wish to think of will be entered into a book to commemorate the event and a light placed on the tree. You will receive a card and a pin badge to thank you for your donation. Please complete this slip and send it together with a cheque made payable to ‘Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice’. If you are a tax payer, please remember that you can increase your donation at no extra cost to yourself by signing the gift aid declaration. Please join us for our Christmas service at St Mary’s Church in West Derby on Sunday 7th December at 4pm.

christmas tree recycling Once again this Christmas, we are offering a Christmas tree recycling service for residents in Liverpool for just a £5 donation per tree. All you need to do is register at this address – and check that you are located in one of our collection areas. We will start collecting from Monday 5th January 2015. All you then need to do is simply remove the decorations and tinsel from the tree and remove the tree from the pot for collection by our staff.

Light up a life

Registered Charity No. 1092545

Please return this form to: Light up a Life Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, Yew Tree Lane, West Derby, L12 9HH Tel: 0151 228 0353 Your Name Address

Textile recycling Looking to throw out old clothes, shoes or handbags? We will recycle any wearable clothes, shoes and other textiles to help raise funds for our charity. Textile banks are located at: • • • • • • •

Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice, Yew Tree Road, West Derby, L12 9HH McDonalds Car Park, Irlam Road, Off County Road, Liverpool L32 1TS The Royal Standard, Deysbrook Lane, West Derby, L12 9EY Lifestyle Fitness, Wavertree Sports Park, Wellington Road, Liverpool, L15 4LE Lifestyle Peter Lloyd Fitness, Banksfield, Liverpool L13 0BQ Lifestyle Fitness, Long Lane, Garston, Liverpool, L19 6PE Daisy & Jake Day Nursery, 185 Spital Road, Spital, Wirral, CH62 2AF

• Parklands, Conleach Road, Speke, Liverpool, L24 0TY • St Anne Street Police Station, Liverpool L3 3HJ



Regular Giving

Email Address I wish to Sponsor

Telephone Number

Light/s (min £5 per light) I enclose a cheque for £

I would like to celebrate the life/lives of I am a taxpayer and would like Gift aid Signed:


On behalf of all the special babies, staff and volunteers, we wish you a happy and peaceful christmas and a prosperous New Year. If you wish to pay via Paypal please visit and click on the Liverpool Hospice button. If paying via Paypal please include the message ‘Light up a Life’

Don’t t o t ick f orget g i f t ai d t h e box

Thank You!


Christmas Cards PREPARING FOR 0+p&p CHRISTMAS £1.0

AS CHRISTM .00+p&p TREE £3

SNOWMAN £1.00+p&p


SANTA & ZOË £3.00+p&p


2015 DIARIES £1.00+p&p




STAR GAZING £1.00+p&p

A CHILD IS BORN £3.00+p&p

THREE KINGS £1.00+p&p



All profits raised from our sales go towards providing 24/7 care for our special babies.

To order simply call us on 0151 228 0353 or pop down to our hospice at the Life Health Centre, Yew Tree Lane, West Derby, Liverpool, L12 9HH

Share a card Many members of the community got involved in our Share a Card fundraiser which raised over £5,000 for our hospice. We are hoping to build on last year’s success. If you would like to join in with Share a Card please contact Anne-Marie on 0151 228 0353 or email


Zoë's Place Baby Hospice - Smile Newsletter  

Autumn/Winter 2014 edition of our SMILE magazine featuring up to date news, stories and ways in which you can support our Hospice.

Zoë's Place Baby Hospice - Smile Newsletter  

Autumn/Winter 2014 edition of our SMILE magazine featuring up to date news, stories and ways in which you can support our Hospice.