Every day, families who have received the devastating news that their baby may not survive birth ask us for help. Now we are asking for yours.
Forget Me Not’s perinatal service is the only one of its kind in the UK, supporting families from the 20 week pregnancy scan onwards. We also support families whose baby has unexpectedly died just before, during or shortly after birth.
We support around 100 families every year from across West Yorkshire, shaping our pioneering care around each family’s individual needs.
Families like Suzanne and Tom’s, whose baby Jacob was diagnosed with a complex heart condition during pregnancy. Our perinatal team supported the family from that moment on and helped them take their baby home after he was born, to spend 11 precious days together before he sadly died.
Watch Suzanne and Tom’s story below
It is only with your help that we can continue to support families experiencing the loss of their baby. Our perinatal service costs £307,000 a year to run and we need to raise every penny of this ourselves – we receive no government or NHS funding.
Read more about our pioneering perinatal service and the difference it makes
Like you, we wish no family ever had need of our help. But as long as they do, we want to be here for them, providing the specialist care that simply doesn’t exist anywhere else. Help us support families whose babies’ lives shine bright but too briefly - like shooting stars.
"When our son passed away, it was like ‘what do we do now?’ But Forget Me Not was there to catch us"
How you can help
- Get in touch with us now if you can play a significant part in supporting our appeal
- Make a donation to our Shooting Star Appeal either online or by texting SHOOTINGSTAR to 70450 to donate £10
- Make a dedication to a loved one on our special Baby Loss Awareness Week dedication page
- Watch out for further announcements about exciting ways to get involved!
"The work of Forget Me Not children’s hospice is admirable, caring and very necessary. I’m proud to support their new Shooting Star Appeal, it’s a cause that’s close to my heart. As someone who has experienced frequent miscarriage I know how painful it can be. The support for families - medically and emotionally – facing the heartache of losing a baby is a very under-resourced area of care. Money raised by the appeal will ensure these vital, pioneering and much needed services continue."
Janet Ellis, Shooting Star Appeal Ambassador
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