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SPRING/SUMMER 2015

Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice Liverpool

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newsletter Tel: 0151 228 0353

Dear Friends Welcome to our Spring/Summer edition of the Smile newsletter. We would like to offer huge congratulations to our Chair of the Board of Trustees and founder of Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, Professor Jack Scarisbrick who received an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list. Professor John Joseph Scarisbrick established our hospice back in 1995 after recognising that a Prof. Jack Scarisbrick MBE large number of families with children suffering from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions were desperately in need of specialist facilities. Even more crucially, Prof Scarisbrick recognised that families most needed this facility during the early years of their child’s life. This year we also celebrate the 20th Anniversary of when Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice Liverpool was opened. During that time we have supported over 350 families. An even more remarkable achievement when you think that the majority of the income we need for our running costs (approximately 95%) has come from amazing supporters like you! If you would like to mark this amazing milestone and help make our ‘bear’thday extra special you can send Zoë bear a gift of £2, which will help support our care here at the hospice. Please text ZOES20 £2 to 70070.

We sincerely hope you will continue supporting our Hospice so that we can continue to provide support to even more families for another 20 years. Thank you.

Carol Kirkham, Fundraising Manager

Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, Yew Tree Lane, West Derby, Liverpool L12 9HH Tel: 0151 228 0353 Email: admin@zoes-place.org.uk Registered Charity No. 1092545


how we help y r o t S s ’ n o s r a C

Hi, my name is Kirsty and I am mummy to Carson who is 4 years old. Carson was born 3 months premature and immediately had to be resuscitated 4 times. As a result, Carson suffers with many complex medical conditions including: tetralogy of fallots (a congenital heart defect), Spina Bifida occulta (a group of conditions affecting the spinal column), floppy airways which resulted in a permanent tracheostomy and portable ventilator, a bleed on the brain, a cleft palate and chronic lung disease. He has had a 3 and a half years stay at Alder Hey and has had 40+ operations. His most recent diagnosis is mitochondrial disease which affects cell function and is a terminal condition. When we first heard about Zoë’s Place we were strongly against sending Carson there because we

didn’t want to think that Carson would be receiving ‘end of life care’. What we realised very quickly about Zoë’s Place is that they are all about ensuring the highest possible quality of life for the children that they care for. Zoë’s Place is our ‘home from home’ and the care that the nurses provide has been a complete life-line to us and it is so reassuring having somewhere where we know he is looked after properly. It gives us a chance to spend time with our other children and catch up on the everyday tasks knowing that he is having a fantastic time with the nurses at the hospice. Thank you Zoë’s Place.

Please donate NOW! Thank You! Registered Charity No. 1092545

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

Your name: ............................................................................................ Address: ........................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................................................................... Postcode: .......................................

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Don’t forget to tick the Signed: ................................................................................................................. Date: ..................................................................................... gift aid box I enclose a cheque for £ ....................................................... I am a tax payer and would like Gift Aid

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

Regular What could your regular gift buy? giving

n £  3 per month helps to fund items which are intended to enhance our special babies play and stimulation. n £5 per month helps cover the cost of NHS supplies such as latex gloves, hand gel, baby wipes, syringes. n £10 per month pays for 1 x Oxygen cylinder. n £20 per month pays for a child to have 1 hour in the hydrotherapy pool. Please help us raise the £1.4 million 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. Call 0151 228 0353 today.

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Zoë’s Place Events Diary

Open day at Eaton Gardens Cheshire in aid of Zoë’s Place Sunday 24th May 2015 May Ladies Lunch – date tbc Liverpool Cathedral Abseil - Saturday 1st August 2015 It’s a Knockout! at Zoë’s Place – Saturday 5th September 2015 Great North Run - Sunday 13 September 2015


s w e n e c i p s o h Queenies Christmas

We have enjoyed a busy few months in the hospice. Our children’s Christmas party which was hosted by Queenies Christmas and the fabulous Herbert Howe was a great success. The children and families enjoyed the entertainment and a visit from Father Christmas himself! The Christmas party would not be a success without the ongoing support from Queenies Christmas. Thank you.

Everton FC

We have recently had visits from the Everton under 21’s and Everton Legend’s Graeme Sharp, Ian Snodin and Graham Stuart. They very kindly donated a cheque for £1,000.00 and also brought some Everton FC goodies for the children.

Radio Merseyside Visit

Zoë’s Place Liverpool is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2015 and for the past 2 decades the hospice has had the privilege of providing vital help and support to over 350 families. We have undergone some major changes in both our service and our hospice over the past few years and constantly strive to adapt and improve our service to continue to ensure that it meets the needs of the children we support. As part of the 20th Anniversary celebrations Radio Merseyside and DJ Tony Snell recently broadcast their breakfast show from Zoë’s Place and we and our children had a fantastic morning being radio stars! The children loved the experience and we would like to say a very special thank you to the two parents who agreed to be interviewed live on air. The broadcast has helped generate a number of donations from listeners which we really appreciate.

Zoë’s Place Memorial Garden update

Our new Memorial Garden is now open! We are hugely in debt to the funding and hard work of staff from TSB who have created this wonderful space for our families to use. They have raised a spectacular total of £15,000 from a myriad of fundraising activities and events held by staff in branches across the region which they have donated towards the development of our garden.

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Fundraising

News and Events

Merseyside Police Federation

with Paul It was great to meet up yside rse Me and Peter from the y the en wh Police Federation ha wit ice sp popped into our Ho y ne mo e Th 0. cheque for £2,50 m tea a ing was raised by enter and of 57 members, friends l Santa oo erp families into the Liv 0 ,00 £5 of al Dash. A grand tot the of % was raised with 50 ë’s Place. proceeds coming to Zo

Neil Fitzmaurice

Warren Golf Club Thank you to Terry Mail and all the members of Warren Golf Club in Wallasey Village who have been fundraising for Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice and raised a fantastic £640.

Cammell Laird NW Charity Singers We were also at Frames Snooker Club for an amazing night of entertainment provided by the wonderful North West Charity Singers plus guests Francesca and Catalina and Comedian Bobby Kaye. They have raised a huge amount for local charities and we were delighted to receive a cheque from them for £250.

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A huge thank you to all the staff at Cammell Laird Shiprepairers & Shipbuilders Limited for donating £7,500 to our Hospice along with another £7,500 to Claire House Children’s Hospice. Since 2011 the staff at Cammell Laird have donated a staggering amount of £29,836.60 to Zoë’s Place.

Liverpool’s actor and comedic star of Phoenix Nights, Neil Fitzmaurice took to ‘The Black Chair’ to be tested on the films of Robert De Niro for Celebrity Mastermind and we were over the moon to hear that his chosen charity was Zoë’s Place. Despite being in last place after the first round, Neil went on to victory in the General Knowledge round finishing with a score of 16 points. Neil has very kindly donated £3,000 to our hospice so we would like to say congratulations and thank you for your support.

Frames Snooker Club We had a fabulous nig ht at Frames Snooker Club in February and came away with a cheque for £2,300 for our Hosp ice. The money was raised by the staff and members of Frame s who fundraise all year round and have supported Zoë’s Place for a number of years. Th ank you to Paul and Ellen who provided the wonderful entertai nment. Your support means so much to our Hospice particular ly as we celebrate our 20th An niversary. xxx.

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We would like to say 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.

Rotary Club of Formby Constructing Excellence

The Liverpool County Premier League

Thank you Constructing Excellence who have pledged us as their Charity of the Year 2015 for the second year running. Representatives Zoe Brooke from Whitfield & Brown, Will Barralet from Owen Ellis Architects and Eric Johnson from Paddock Johnson visited the Hospice with a cheque for £500.

The Liverpool County Premier League has a long history of supporting worthy local causes with funds raised from program sales. We are very grateful to the league who chose Zoë’s Place to receive a cheque for £400.

Crescent Court

Since 2005 residents of Crescent n Court Residential Home have bee y fundraising for Zoë’s Place Bab Hospice. They have organised a number of events including table sales, card making, raffles and cake sales to name but a few. During that time they have raised a grand total of £8,409. We would like to extend a huge thank you to all the residents of Crescent Court past and present.

te Parish Art Club and Barclays Ormskirk, Lydia Springfield Nursing Home The wonderful folks at Barclays Ormskirk invited us down again to sell some of e our merchandise and som had y the es delicious cak s. baked just before Christma Pat t me we t tha It was there and members of Lydiate nt Parish Art Club who have spe our for ds fun 2014 collecting by hospice which was matched a d alle tot and k Barclays Ban h wonderful £430 and throug m fro Liz t me Pat we have

A huge thank you to the members of Rotary Club of Formby who have donated £1,625 to our Hospice as a result of monies raised at their Christmas Carol Concert and other fundraising.

Terry & Babs Cunliffe The wonderful Terry and Babs Cunliffe from Bickerstaffe have once again raised a brilliant amount for Zoë’s Place through their Christmas lights collection. Every year they cover their house and garden in a myriad of Christmas lights and decorations and have visitors from all over who come to see them. This year they have raised a spectacular £1,556.11 for our special babies. Thank you Terry and Babs xxx’.

Arriva North West

d hted to hear that we ha We were absolutely delig ty ari ch y iar as the benefic once again been chosen s thi ars ye the lf day. Over for the annual Arriva go r ou for 00 0,0 over £15 fantastic event has raised ed financial support receiv the to ion dit Hospice. In ad d ate tly unveiled a bus dedic Arriva Northwest recen r cke spice. The double de to Zoë’s Place Baby Ho and logos of the Hospice bus sporting the colours s numerous routes acros is currently operating on t. po de e otl a Northwest Bo the City from the Arriv their Northwest enough for a riv Ar We cannot thank s ilie fam r ou to s so much generosity, which mean and special children.

in Springfield Nursing Home sen cho Aughton who have us as their charity of the year for 2015. Thank you all so much for your support!

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charity boxing dinner at the Adelphi Hotel Once again we had a brilliant night at the Adelphi Hotel for our 8th annual Charity Boxing Dinner. The event was attended by over 360 people who saw the Wirral CP boxing team take on the North West Select over 10 bouts. With a raffle, auction and match funding from Barclays Bank the event raised a total of £19,000.

We are so grateful again for the continued support of our fantastic sponsors, AW Byrne Contractors who have made this event a huge success that is enjoyed by all. The support given by them has extended to work that they completed to refurbish our hospice a few years ago and we have continued to develop our relationship with the firm.

Bike Vietnam and Cambodia 2014 Last November, 40 brave participants from all walks of life took part in a life changing challenge across Vietnam and Cambodia to raise funds for Zoë’s Place. The challenge was a gruelling 271 mile bike ride from Vietnam’s capital, Ho Chi Minh city to Angkor Wat, a spectacular wonder of the world at Siem Reap in Cambodia. Along the way the team had to deal with broken chains, rough terrain and temperatures of over

40 degrees but all experienced breathtaking scenery and the kindness of the Vietnam and Cambodian people over the course of the 5 day challenge. Our wonderful participants have raised a jaw dropping £194,313 to date and this has completely blown any expectations of what we might raise clean out of the water!!! So we would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to our participants for their astonishing support.

Eaton Hall Gardens Charity Open Day Sunday 24th May 2015

The gardens of Eaton Hall in Eccleston, Chester, the family home of the Duke and Duchess of Westminster, will be open to the public on Sunday 24th May from 10.30 am to 5.00pm to raise money for Zoë’s Place. The grounds extend to 88 acres and the 400ft Camellia Walk is among the garden’s highlights at this time of year. Children can take part in an Easter Egg Trail and enjoy rides on Katie the steam engine (subject to availability). The Original Panama Jazz

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Band will be playing in the Garden throughout the day and there’s also the chance to see falconry and duck herding displays. We need your help on the day! If you would like to volunteer to help run stalls, sell tickets etc. please contact carol@zoes-place.org.uk or call 0151 228 0353 for more details. Please note transport will be available to and from the venue from Zoë’s Place, Yew Tree Lane.


It’s a Knockout

The Al Fayed Charitable Trust (ACF) Founded by Mohamed Al Fayed, the trust makes substantial, ongoing donations including much needed specialist medical equipment, play and dayto-day living essentials to many causes around the country. Since 1996, ACF has donated in excess of £3,200,000 to Zoë’s Place and this support ensures that we can continue to provide and develop our care for our children. The Trust has also recently made a specific donation to help with the purchase of an oxygen concentrator machine which is a vital, but expensive piece of equipment that helps children who suffer with very severe respitory conditions to breathe. It is such an honour for us to receive the support of ACF and we are so indebted to Mr Al Fayed and his daughter, Camilla for their ongoing support. Demand upon our services

Make a Will Day High Street Solicitors are once again supporting Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice by donating their services free of charge during our Make a Will day. The services are offered in lieu of a donation of £60 for a single Will

continues to increase but through the support of ACF we are able to grow and develop our care to meet this need.

or £120 for a mirror Will being made to Zoë’s Place. Appointments are held at Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, Yew Tree Lane, Liverpool, L12 9HH and run every 30mins from 9.30am. To make an appointment please contact the Fundraising Team on 0151 228 0353 or email carol@zoes-place.org.uk

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merchandise Car Air Freshener

£1.00 + p&p

Princess Bears/Keyring £1.50 + p&p Bears

Pin Badges

£1.00 + p&p

Address Book

£1.00 + p&p

Trolley Token

Pen

£1.00 + p&p

£1.00 + p&p

Purse

Wristband

£1.00 + p&p

£1.00 + p&p

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

Item

order form Price per item

No. Required

Car Air Fresheners

£1.00 each + 0.75p p&p

Pinbadges

£1.00 each + 0.75p p&p

Trolley Tokens

£1.00 each + 0.75p p&p

Purses

£1.00 each + 0.75p p&p

Princess Bears/Keyring Bears

£1.50 each + 0.75p p&p

Address Book

£1.00 each + 0.75p p&p

Pen

£1.00 each + 0.75p p&p

Wristband

£1.00 each + 0.75p p&p

Sub Total

Total

Name: . ................................................................................................................................... Address: ............................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................Postcode: ............................. Telephone: ........................................................................................................................... Email: .....................................................................................................................................

Cost

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

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Contact us: Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, Yew Tree Lane, West Derby, Liverpool L12 9HH Tel: 0151 228 0353 Email: admin@zoes-place.org.uk www.zoes-place.org.uk/liverpool

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Zoë's Place Baby Hospice - Smile newsletter  

Spring/Summer 2015 edition of our SMILE magazine featuring up to date news, stories and ways in which you can support our Hospice.

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