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Autumn 2012

Tel: 0151 228 0353

Dear friend At Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice we focus upon providing specialist palliative and respite care for babies and small children from birth through to 5 years old. Our bespoke one to one care is for babies who suffer with life limiting or life threatening conditions and this is provided by registered nurses, play leaders, physiotherapists and other care specialists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our facilities are designed to provide a ‘home from home’ for our special babies and through the use of multi-sensory environments and learning through play, our nursing staff can ensure that our special babies live life to the full. It costs our charity in excess of £3,500 per day just to maintain our current level of care and we can only achieve this through the ongoing support we receive from all our wonderful supporters who work tirelessly to keep the doors of our hospice open! By copying the following link into your internet browser you can take a tour of our Hospice and see for yourself what a very special place Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice really is Thank you all for your overwhelming support. Without your generous contributions, we simply would not be able to provide our valuable care. To the right is a poster that gives some idea of how your donations are used by Zoë's Place. Carol Kirkham, Fundraising Manager p.s Keep up to date with news and events via our website You can also follow us on Facebook: Zoë’s Place and Twitter: @zoes_place.

Please Help! Please Donate Now!

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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 help cover the cost of NHS supplies, such as latex gloves, hand gel, baby wipes and syringes • £10 per month pays for 1x Oxygen Cylinder • £20 per month pays for 1 child to have 1 hour in the hydrotherapy pool. Please help us raise the £1,300,000+ 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 Your Name: Address:

Sunday 14th October 2012 - Liverpool Marathon Saturday 27th October 2012 - Star Ball at the Hilton Hotel

Postcode: I enclose a cheque for £

Friday 30th November 2012 Christmas Ladies Lunch at the Liverpool Marina Sunday 2nd December 2012 - Liverpool Santa Dash

I am a taxpayer and would like Gift aid

Throughout November and December Zoë’s Place Light up a life


Sunday 9th December Christmas Service at St Marys Church, West Derby Friday 15th March 2013 Boxing Dinner at the Adelphi Hotel




Sunday 25th November 2012 - Zoë’s Place Christmas Fair

Hospice News MESSAGE FROM FLO, HEAD OF CARE fundraising

We are coming up to our first anniversary of the new Zöe’s Place. The summer has been extremely busy for us, our new facility has proved a great success with both our Flo - Head of Care families and staff. The extra space and easily accessible gardens make the babies stay so much more pleasurable. We are looking forward to the next year and what it may bring. p.s. We would like to say a cheery farewell to: Lacey Galt, Lloyd Isibor, Grace Carpenter, Paige Higham, Kye Tandy, William Duffy, Alex McPherson, Jay Mather, Ella May McIntosh Williams, Lauren Dobie, Jack Wharton, Ellis Butler and Ashalina Mohamed. Keep in touch everyone!

A message from Lloyd

g I just want to thank you for being the best organisation in the world for offerin me me the strength and support when I need them, for singing and cuddling I really appreciate your thoughtfulness, caring and for standing by me in my x worst times. The staff were perfect. Thank you so much. Love Lloyd and family Lloyd

Jessica Jessica is 2 1/2 years old and has a condition calle d Jeunes Thoracic Dystrophy, which means she is unable to breathe for herself and requires a ventilator 24 hours a day. Jessica comes to stay at Zoë's Place to give her mum a break and is cared for by one of our specially trained staff. Jessica enjoys her time at Zoë's doing activities with our Pla y Specialist and her love of animals means we tak e her to Chester Zoo and Knowsley Safari Park.

Family BBQ


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We would like to thank our community and local businesses for their overwhelming support. Without your generous contributions, we simply would not be able to provide our valuable care

We would like say a huge thank you to QVC who chose Zoë’s Place as their nominated charity for the second quarter of this year. During these 3 months they have raised a staggering £35,129.93 for Zoë’s Place! QVC Cheque Presentation

Pirate Party at Fort Perch Rock -

A huge pirate party took place on the 18th May at the suitably piratey Fort Perch Rock in New Brighton. Nicole Moore and Dean Osgood, Pauline Moore, Tommy, Elsie and the rest of the crew ran a fantastic event which bagged a huge booty of £1,010 for our hospice!!

Pirate Party

Merseyside Police Federation The Federation has been a long term supporter of Zoë’s Place most recently making a fantastic donation of £5,000 to our hospice.

Liverpool Half marathon -

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this years Half Marathon including a team from Training Tomorrows Engineers (pictured) who raised over £1,000 for our hospice.

TTE Engineers

Clayton square -

We would like to thank Clayton Square Shopping Centre for the ongoing support we have received from them as their chosen charity over the past 18 months. Through the partnership we have had fantastic opportunities to sell our merchandise within the Centre, place collection tins in store and hold bucket collections all of which added to gifts in kind received totals £17,920!

Panto at Epstein Theatre -

Liverpool Epstein Theatre is pleased to announce their very first Christmas Pantomime, the greatest fairytale of them all, Cinderella! Starring 80’s and 90’s pop sensation, Sonia, the show runs from 7th December to 6th January 2013 and will help raise funds for our hospice.

Liverpool Epstein Theatre

Shop direct - Shop Direct in Speke has supported us in all kinds of different ways, from donating goods for us to raffle or sell to sending down volunteers to help redecorate our building. s

Shop Direct Volunteer

jaguar landrover -

Jaguar invited us to an open day on the 2nd of September to set up a merchandise stall to raise a bit of cash and raise awareness of our Charity. Over 10,000 came down to the open day to take part in all kinds of attractions for the whole family to enjoy.


Lord Mayor Charitable Committee -

It was an honour for Zoë’s Place to be chosen as one of the Lord Mayor’s charities for 2011/12. Fundraising for the charities took place throughout the year and included a Christmas Masquerade Ball and end of year Grand Ball.

To find out more about our corporate supporters please visit


Striking a pose with the Mayor

Kirsty Ashby -

Kirsty completed a daredevil 14,000 ft tandem skydive to raise funds for our hospice. Kirsty, pictured below with Community Fundraiser Dave Wilde completed the jump with the Black Knights Parachute Centre and raised a huge £787.50 for our hospice!!

Kirsty Ashby

British International Freight Association (BIFA) We were delighted to once again receive a fantastic donation of £4,000 from the BIFA Liverpool Regional Annual Dinner held in February BIFA

London to Berlin -

In August Matthew Illingworth and Richard Boot cycled from London to Berlin, covering over 1,200km completely unsupported with all funds raised being donated to Zoë's Place. Matthew and Richard lost a member of the original team, their friend Tim Ventre, in a tragic accident that occurred earlier this year and his family decided that they would like the funds raised to be donated to our hospice.


ILEX ball - The Liverpool branch of ILEX held their 10th Annual ball and birthday celebrations back in March this year and donated all funds raised to Zoë’s Place. Daniel Owens -

Fundraiser Daniel Owens celebrated his 15th birthday in style by carrying the Olympic torch through the streets of Liverpool. Daniel was chosen due to the huge amount of fantastic fundraising he has carried out to help support our hospice and thousands turned out to watch him carry the torch down Prescot Road to St Oswald Street. Daniel Owens

Save and Raise -

Zoë's Place have just registered as a Community Fundraiser with the Utility Warehouse Discount Club who will guarantee that you will save money. Best of all we will receive around £5 per month, every month, ongoing, for every customer that signs up through us - which would make a massive difference to our fundraising! For more info contact Alan on 0795 636 8899 or

Belle vale shopping centre -

The Centre has been a huge source of support for our hospice and just this year through collections we have been able to raise a massive £1,321.56.

Belle Vale Shopping


Been on holiday recently? -

Foreign Currency lying around?

Don't clutter your cupboards with bags of foreign coins, send them to us! We are currently collecting any foreign coins in a collection box located in our reception area. Alternatively, feel free to drop them into one of our collection boxes around the city or send them to us at: Zoë's Place Baby Hospice, Life Health Centre, Yew Tree Lane, West Derby, Liverpool, L12 9HH

Stamp donations -

We are currently collecting any unwanted, used or unused stamps which we can recycle to help raise funds for our hospice. Please send any to Zoë's Place, Life Health Centre, Yew Tree Lane, West Derby, Liverpool, L12 9HH. We are particularly interested in collecting any of the below (currently being sold on Ebay for $4,000,000)

To find out more about our corporate supporters please visit

Any unwanted stamps?


BIKE CUBA 2012 In April of this year, 20 brave participants took part in an epic 250 mile bike ride across Cuba and in doing so raised a staggering amount for Zoë's Place. Launched way back in April 2011, Bike Cuba was our first bespoke overseas challenge and we had a fantastic response from the local community eager to undertake this unique challenge. Thanks to a huge fundraising effort, our participants managed to far exceed any expectations raising a truly monumental £112,000 for our hospice! We would like to thank all of our participants for their hard work, dedication and bravery in undertaking and completing this epic challenge to support Zoë’s and in particular to our fantastic patron Mr Willie Miller without whom none of this would have been possible! We would also like to say a special thank you to Simon Armstrong who was forced through injury to withdraw from the Challenge but instead valiantly swam a mile of the River Thames in May and raised a fantastic amount towards the total. We are currently planning our next challenge which we are pleased to announce will be- ‘Bike Vietnam to Cambodia 2014’. To sign up or for more information please contact John on 0151 228 0353 or email

CONNORS BUILDING AND RESTORATION LTD Zoë’s Place celebrated its 10th Annual Golf day in July at Formby Hall Golf Resort. The event was once again very kindly sponsored by our very good friends from Connors Building and Restoration Ltd. This year the teams had to contend not just with an 18 hole course but also torrential rain for most of the day! They did finish though with a fantastic 3 course meal at the resort and entertainment from Willie Miller and Sean Styles. We would like to say a huge thank you to Terry and Angela Connor for their continued support of our hospice (Terry was also one of our Bike Cuba team and Angela has just informed us she is taking part in Tough Mudder 2012!)

Ladies Lunch On Friday 18th May, 110 glamorous ladies met for our second Ladies Lunch held at the prestigious Liverpool Marina in Liverpool City Centre. On arrival guests were presented with a welcome drink and a gift bag full of surprises. A delicious 3-course lunch was served and entertainment was provided by the hugely talented Mike Powell aka Michael Bublé. A big thank you to everyone who supported the event and a special thank you to our wonderful event compère, Juice FM Presenter Leanne Campbell. We ..’ Gamble for their would also like to say a huge thank you to Proctor and invaluable ongoing support for goody bags and our hospice2012!



share a card Many people joined in our Share a Card fundraiser last year, as a result we raised £5,500. We are hoping to build on last years success. This is wonderful opportunity for everyone to join in the Christmas festivities and at the same time help Zoë’s Place. If you would like to join in with Share a Card please contact Anne-Marie Washington or David Wilde at the hospice or email or

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

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Zoë's Place Baby Hospice - Smile Newsletter  

Autumn '12 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 '12 edition of our SMILE magazine featuring up to date news, stories and ways in which you can support our Hospice.