Poppy’s Fund

What is Poppy’s Fund?

Nothing can prepare a parent for the heart-breaking moment of losing a child. Sadly, that moment came for Carly and Roo Hodgson on 12 October 2017, when they were told their unborn daughter Poppy had died.

During this traumatic experience, Carly and Roo were supported by the inspirational maternity staff at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital. Specialist bereavement midwives helped them through their ordeal and demonstrated extraordinary care and compassion in the weeks and months that followed.

That is how Poppy’s Fund was born.

Working closely with Carly and Roo, Imperial Health Charity will raise vital funds towards a range of improvement projects that will enable the maternity team to continue providing first-class care for many more families. Whether their baby is healthy and well, or if there are complications during the pregnancy or birth.

With your support, we will pay for specialist equipment on the wards, counselling services for bereaved or traumatised parents, improvements to the hospital environment, and further training and education to help staff support families in challenging circumstances.

To find out more about Carly and Roo's story and the wider work of Poppy's Fund, please click here

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How you can support Poppy’s Fund

1. Donate online

To make a donation to Poppy’s Fund, fill in the form on this page. Or to donate via JustGiving, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/poppysfund

2. Send a cheque

Make your cheque payable to Imperial Health Charity and send it to: 

Poppy's Fund
Imperial Health Charity
178–180 Edgware Road
London W2 2DS

3. Raise money

Take part in a fundraising event or organise one of your own. Whatever you decide to do to raise money, we will support you every step of the way. To find out more, visit www.imperialcharity.org.uk/fundraising-events

4. Get in touch

To speak in confidence to Imperial Health Charity’s Director of Development, call 020 3857 9852.