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.Carly_Hodgson_Poppy_Hodgson_-1010769.jpg

Working closely with Carly and Roo, Imperial Health Charity will raise vital funds towards a range of improvement projects that will enable the maternity teams at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea and St Mary's hospitals 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.Sara Paterson-Brown and Prashila Puna 2 - 08.06.18.JPG

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.

Poppy's Fund Newsletter

Read our newsletter for the latest updates on how the charity is supporting Poppy's Fund.

You can download the latest edition here.

To sign up for regular updates about Poppy’s Fund and how we’re making a difference for maternity services at the Trust, click here.

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How you can help

1. Get in touch
To speak in confidence with Imperial Health Charity's Director of Development, Hayley Pannick, call 020 3857 9852 or email hayley.pannick@imperialcharity.org.uk

2. Donate online
To make a donation online, please complete the form on this page or click here to donate via JustGiving.

3. Send a cheque
Please 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

4. Raise money
You can support our work by taking part in a fundraising event or organising one of your own. Our experienced fundraising team can offer lots of advice and support to help you along the way.
To find out more and browse our current fundraising events, click here.


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