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Spring 2012

Tel: 0151 228 0353

Dear Supporter Zoë’s Place has been in operation in Liverpool for the last 16 years. During this time, the work of the Hospice has really captured the heart of the community and the respite and palliative care at Zoë’s Place has proven to be vital to so many of the families who have benefited from our service. • ‘Without the rest and recuperation from Zoë’s Place and all the staff that work and volunteer there we wouldn't be able to look after Olivia through exhaustion alone’ • ‘Zoë’s Place offers my family a rest, the chance to go to the supermarket or shops, and even have the "odd night out"!‘ • ‘Without Zoë’s Place we would be completely lost’ The above-mentioned quotes are just some of the things our families say about Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice! However we would not exist if it wasn’t for all our wonderful supporters who work tirelessly to keep the doors of our hospice open! Inside our newsletter you will see just a small flavour of the 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. 18 – 25th May is Children’s Hospice Week, which culminates with Superhero Friday - a special hero inspired day of fundraising. Children's Hospice Week takes place every May and is the UK's only awareness and fundraising week for children's hospice services. Children's hospices up and down the country celebrate the week with a host of events and activities. Children's Hospice Week is a fantastic opportunity to join hundreds of others in raising funds for your local children's hospice. Check out our website for more information. Thank you all for your overwhelming support. Without your generous contributions, we simply would not be able to provide our valuable care.

Carol Kirkham, Fundraising Manager

Zoë’s Place would like to thank our local community and the business community for their overwhelming support. Without your generous contributions, we simply would not be able to provide our valuable care.

Please Help! Please Donate Now!

Zoë’s Place ©

Registered charity number: 1092545

Donations are always extremely gratefully received at Zoë’s Place. If you would like to contribute to our improvement work, please complete the form below. You may also donate on our website: or over the telephone by calling the Hospice on 0151 228 0353

Thank you!

giving Regular G Why set up a regular donation? A direct debit is the most efficient way to donate to Zoë’s Place. Direct debits allow our Hospice to plan ahead, ensuring we have a reliable source of income for key projects and expenditure.

What could your regular gift buy? • £3 per month helps to fund items which are intended to enhance our special babies play and stimulation. • £5 per month helps cover the cost of NHS supplies such as latex gloves, hand gel, baby wipes, syringes. • £10 per month pays for 1 x Oxygen Cylinder. • £20 per month pays for a child to have 1 hour in the hydrotherapy pool. Please help us raise the £1,200,000 a year it costs to keep the doors of Zoë's Place Baby Hospice open for the families that rely on our vital care and support.

Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice Life Health Centre, Yew Tree Lane West Derby, L12 9HH


The New Zoë’s Place has now been open for 5 months and we are taking full advantage of our great new facilities. Our babies and families are now able to benefit from all the extra space and equipment that we have. The dining/kitchen room provides a welcoming entrance to our visitors and we have enjoyed baking with the children and hope the families have enjoyed the treats too!

Flo - Head of Care

Our sensory and play garden is hopefully going to be completed for late spring. This area has been designed and developed to enhance and provide outside sensory play and relaxation.

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Louise Wilcock My name is Louise and I have worked at Zoë’s Place as a Senior Health Care Assistant for 16 years. I qualified as a Nursery Nurse in 1997 and I have previously worked in primary/secondary schools supporting children with s specialist needs as a Teaching Assistant also. In 2004 I completed a honour Parent as role nal additio an degree in education and history. At Zoë’s I have Louise Wilcock Support Co-ordinator and I organise events and social activities for parents/carers which are both fun and informative e.g pamper sessions, as party. I promote christmas shopping trip to York, information days and the annual family Christm are a variety there that ng ensuri the importance of education and knowledge and my role involves g with the workin enjoy .I of resources and information available for both parents and staff to access ing experience. babies and their families at Zoë’s Place immensely and each day is a reward

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Friday 18th May 2012 Ladies Lunch at the Liverpool Marina Sunday 24th June 2012 Zoë's Place Summer Fair

I enclose a cheque for £

Friday 6th July 2012 10th Annual Golf Day at Formby Hall Resort Golf Club

I am a taxpayer and would like Gift aid

Saturday 11th August 2012 Charity Abseil- Liverpool Cathedral


Sunday 14th October 2012 Mersey Marathon Regular Car Boot Sales


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H e t a r o p Cor t r o p p Su A Thank You from our Premises Team y t i n u Comm Jane & Paul

The new refurbishment

Baxter Healthcare Staff from Baxter Healthcare have raised a huge amount of funding from the sales of wooden pallets, all of which they have donated to our Hospice. Since 2010 this has totalled a staggering £24,400 which has and continues to make a huge difference to our Hospice.

Quality Solicitors Jackson and Canter

Cammell Laird

Georges Line Dancers

Carpet Traders Golf Society Members of the society visited Zoë's Place Baby Hospice with a fantastic cheque for £3,722 from fundraising activities (including the odd golf day of course) run over the past year. Thank you very much!

Phoenix Crafters

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We would like to say a huge thank you to the Crafters who have made 50 fantastic snuggle blankets for each of our children. Each blanket that has been made is different and incredibly detailed and will make a wonderful gift to the children we care for.

Locking Stumps Primary School

Phoenix Crafters

The school council at Locking Stumps Primary chose Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice as their charity of the year and have been involved in all sorts of fundraising activities to generate funds for our Hospice. These have included selling merchandise over the Christmas period and a river of coins that they created.

Nao Pinder

GMB Union We would like to thank the GMB North West & Ireland members for their fantastic donation of £3,500 which is one of many donations that the Union has made to support our Hospice over the years. This brings the total they have raised for us to over £10,000!


In total the workforce managed to collect £5,600 for Zoë’s Place which was then matched by the shipyards management. The idea was first thought up by a group of shipwrights who organized fundraising between the rest of the workforce, subcontractors and clients. Through challenging themselves to raise as much as they could they have really achieved a terrific target and we are very grateful for the support they continue to offer to us.

Over the past year, a number of fantastic line dancing clubs in the Maghull area, all brilliantly tutored by George Earley fundraised a total of £500 for Zoë's Place Baby Hospice.

Since 2007, the proceeds from Arriva’s annual charity golf day held at Formby Hall, including a fundraising raffle and auction, have been donated to Zoë’s Place. The charity golf day has become a regular event in the calendar, and an occasion which all participants eagerly anticipate. Once again Arriva have raised a phenomenal £20,000 for our Hospice and we would like to thank them very much for their ongoing support.

To find out more about our corporate supporters please visit

Big hearted workers at Cammell Laird have once again helped to raise a huge amount for Zoë's Place and Claire House Children’s Hospice.

George's Line Dancers

Arriva North West

Our friends at Jackson & Canter have been fantastic supporters of ours and have helped us to generate much needed funds through Make a Will campaigns. As we look to roll out a legacy giving campaign, we asked Naomi Pinder(Head of Department for Wills & Probate at Jackson & Canter) to explain why it is so important to make a will. ‘It is very important to make a will to protect your loved ones and ensure that your wishes are carried out. You give named persons authority to act after you have died to arrange your funeral, deal with your money and property. You name who you wish to benefit - family members and charity (hopefully Zoë’s Place). For more information please contact J&C on 0151 282 1700

We would like to thank all our lovely friends who have organised so many fundraising events in their local community over the last few months. Below are just a handful of the wonderful events that you have been organising. Your support means so much to us and we send a huge thank you to you all.

Cammell Laird Shipbuilders

Jane & Paul from our Premises Team would like to say a huge thank you to all of the following for making our wonderful refurbishment possible: LHT, Horizon Windows, J.C Construction, Connolly Brothers, Stan Morris, Jim Eaten, Phil Crosby DCI, C.P Hood, A.W Byrne, volunteers from Royal Sun Alliance and AMEC, and special thanks to Steve Givin and Laing O’ Rourke for their work on creating our Sensory Garden.

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Jermaines Jermaines in Garston have been long term supporters of Zoë's Place having raised hundreds of pounds for us from various fundraising activities they have organised themselves and with their friends from Kathys of Garston just down the road on Mercer Street.

Locking Stumps Primary

To find out more about our community supporters please visit '


National Express / Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Fuchsia order form

A new coach service improving links between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester, Bradford, Leeds, Liverpool and Birkenhead was launched on the 5th December in time for the Christmas holidays and was officially named in honour of Zoë's Place Baby Hospice as Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s official charity. Craig Richmond, CEO Peel Airports Limited said, “We welcome this investment made by National Express to further improve our public transport links. We’re very proud to support Zoë's Place, our Official charity, and the coach naming will help to spread the message about the incredible work they do.”

National Express Coach

The plants will be available for dispatch from mid to late April and will come in batches of 5, ideal for a 14 inch basket for the great price of £7.20 including postage and packaging.

Steven Gerrard We were honoured to welcome Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard to Zoë's Place as he launches his very own charitable foundation

To pre-order please complete the form below and return with payment to:

Steven Gerrard has launched his own charity - The 'Steven Gerrard Foundation' (SGF) which aims to generate as much money as possible to provide additional funding for a range of children's charitable organisations and will help provide relief to children and young people in need, whether through illness, family breakdown, disability, involvement in the streets, financial or educational disadvantage. We were delighted to welcome Steven to Zoë's Place to see firsthand the care that we provide to our special babies. He also brought with him a very special gift of £5,000 to support our work. We would like to thank Steven and the Foundation very much for the support he has given our Hospice.

David Wilde, Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, Life Health Centre, Yew Tree Lane, West Derby, Liverpool L12 9HH. Steven Gerrard cheque pre


Lord Derby


Lord Derby has completed a monumental 361km cycling challenge across the red sands of Jordan and has raised a staggering £ 35,000 for Zoë’s Place and Willowbrook Hospice. The 5 day cycle ride commenced on the 20th November in Jerash and followed a route through the stunningly beautiful desert of Wadi Araba and the coast of the Dead Sea before ending amongst the ornate remains of the ancient city of Petra. The route was extremely challenging and demanded a high level of fitness but was undertaken to help Zoë’s Place and Willowbrook. Lord Derby said ‘This amazing cycle challenge presents me with the opportunity to raise much needed funds for two local North West charities, Willowbrook Hospice of which I am a Patron and Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice of which my wife is a Patron. Both of these wonderful charities are very close to the hearts of my family.”


Postcode: Lord Derby

We first introduced MuchLoved in the last edition of SMILE but we wanted to highlight this particular site once again which we think is absolutely fantastic. By visiting MuchLoved online, you can create a unique, beautiful and lasting tribute page in memory of a loved one. It is completely free to set up and through the page you can add music, photographs and film as well as different themes and designs for your page to create a fantastic page that can viewed by family, friends or whoever you wish. You can also ask visitors to make a safe, secure donation to Zoë’s Place through the site and if you raise over £500 for us we will give you 5 Zoë’s Place Fuchsia plants (see opposite). Please visit to set up your page or if you would like us to help you set up a page, please contact John on 0151 228 0353 or email

Tel No. Email Address:



The Zoë’s Place Fuchsia will be a classic, easy to grow early flowering plant has a natural spreading habit making it ideal for basket or container work and can be mixed with other plants in baskets or grown on its own.

I would like to order pack(s) of 5 fuchsia plants priced at £7.20 per pack which includes postage and packaging. Enclosed is payment of this amount (cheques made payable to Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice) and I understand that the Fuschsia will be sent to the above address in April 2012. For more information please contact David Wilde on 0151 228 0353 or by email ..’ Pl The Zoes ace Fuchsia


BAGS FOR LI FE £1.50 plus P+P

P £1.00 plus P+ KEYRINGS =


CHARM BRAC ELET = £5 pl us P+P

P+P = £1.00 plus PINBADGES

plus P+P MUGS = £1

Pens = £1.00 plus P+P

Order your Merchandise by telephone: 0151 228 0353 Textile Recycling It’s estimated that more than 1 million tonnes of textiles are thrown away each year! Currently we only recycle 25% of textiles. Textiles account for 3% of household waste. BCR can re-use and recycle almost any type of wearable textile, including t-shirts, shoes, belts etc. Textiles unsuitable for re-use are recycled. Cottons and linen are cut down to be re-used as industrial wipes. Materials such as wool are ‘pulled’ and made into fresh yarn, or re-used as felt for stuffing upholstery. We would like to encourage our supporters to put wearable clothes, shoes and other textiles into plastic bags and take them to a Zoë’s Place branded textile bank. Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice receives £200 per tonne of weighed in items. Please visit our website at to see where your nearest textile bank is located.

Useful Contacts: Carol Kirkham, Fundraising Manger. E: Flo Bergquist, Head of Care. E:

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Zoë's Place Baby Hospice - Smile Magazine  

Spring 2012 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 Magazine  

Spring 2012 edition of our SMILE magazine featuring up to date news, stories and ways in which you can support our Hospice.