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Our funds

You can choose to fundraise for any of our 'funds':

  • The Newborn Appeal

    This fund helps us to investigate the causes of sickness in the newborn child as well as prevent, treat, cure and defeat the sickness in all its forms. It also enables us to advance the education and research into topics relating to sickness in the unborn child. The fund can be used in furtherance of any other charitable purposes for the care of premature born babies.

  • Honeysuckle Bereavement Support

    The Honeysuckle Fund supports the work of the Honeysuckle Team, which is the pregnancy loss bereavement support team at Liverpool Women's Hospital. The word Honeysuckle means "bond of love" and many of the services provided by the Honeysuckle Team are done so through charitable funds.

    The Honeysuckle Team have an office within the hospital and they also have the Honeysuckle Room, which is situated within Honeysuckle Lane in the hospital. This room is used by families who have lost a baby and was refurbished with the help of the League of Friends as well as with donations from families. Within the room there is a cot, a wardrobe full of new clothes and blankets and a bath. This means that families can bath and dress their baby should they wish. Families are able to spend as much time in the room as they wish, whilst being supported by the Honeysuckle Team.

    Situated close to the Honeysuckle Room is the Remembrance Garden. This was funded following a successful fundraising application to Tesco Bags of Help and the support of the League of Friends. Tesco customers had to vote on their favourite project and the charity Remembrance Garden came in first place!!

    The garden is situated in a quiet and secluded area where staff, patients and families are able to sit and reflect. A feature of the Remembrance Garden is the Remembrance Tree.

    The Remembrance Tree is a steel structure and families are able to purchase personally engraved locks to place on the tree. For each lock sold the charity receives a £5 donation from 4 Everlocks.

    Another event provided through charitable funds is the Annual Remembrance Evening. Last year we welcomed over 400 families to the Isla Gladstone to remember all our babies.

    The Honeysuckle Team provide many support events for families such as the monthly drop in sessions and a Picnic in the Park.

    Your support of our Honeysuckle Team has helped us purchase story books that explain the loss of a baby to older siblings.

    "We were gonna have a baby but we had an angel instead" is offered to families with children who are supported by the team.

    All of the above are provided by our kind and generous supporters.

  • Cancer Research

    This fund is furthering research and education in areas of cancer research.

  • Fetal Centre

    This fund helps us to investigate the causes of sickness in the unborn child as well as prevent, treat, cure and defeat sickness.

  • General Purpose

    This fund is for any charitable purposes relating to the NHS.

  • Assisted Conception

    This fund is advancing education and research in areas that relate to infertility in women.

  • Reproductive Medicine

    This fund is furthering research and education in topics related to infertility, miscarriage and menopause.

  • Miscarriage

    To further the advancement of scientific and medical research into topics related to miscarriage and menopause. 

  • Medical Education

    This fund is advancing education and research in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.

  • Community Midwifery

    This fund supports greater efficiencies in local midwifery services within the Trust.

  • Cytogenetics

    This fund is furthering education and research into topics related to cytogenetics.

  • Staff Welfare

    This fund helps employees within the Trust by focusing on staff well being and enhanced performance.

  • Training & Development

    This fund is advancing education and research into topics related to pregnancy and the problems related to giving birth and gynaecology.

  • Gynaecology Oncology Nurses

    The main aim of this fund is to provide provisions for enhancing the education of Gynaecological staff in the areas of Oncology and Palliative Care, whilst empowering staff to enhance their skills.

    Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust have links with the Christie and Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and, thanks to donations to this fund, can purchase accredited courses that will upskill our staff. 

    Our staff nurses recently attended courses that include "Grief, Bereavement and Communicating with People in Distress", which will help our staff continue to support our Oncology patients.

    In the future we would like to be able to widen the scope of the courses on offer. We have launched our education programme for Palliative and End of Life Care, so this will allow us to broaden the scope of courses we can offer to our staff who work in this field of care.

    As a Gynaecological Cancer Centre for the Merseyside and Cheshire region it is vital we shine in the care we deliver. All donations to this fund will help us fulfill our ambitions of ensuring all staff on the Gynaecology wards and outpatient areas have been on every course that is applicable to their level of skills.