Woodland House Appeal Updates We're working hard to ensure that Woodland House can become a reality and our bereaved families have a peaceful, suitable environment to spend time in that honours the loss of their little one. To date the appeal has seen some incredibly generous donations. Latest Appeal News and Updates This Sands Awareness Month, Charlotte Cowman, a bereaved mum from Redditch has thrown her support behind the Woodland House Appeal, sharing her heart-breaking story of losing one of her newborn twins after they were born prematurely at our hospital at 24 weeks. Read what she has to say here. Birmingham Poet Laureate and friend of our charity, Casey Bailey, has thrown his support behind our Woodland House Appeal to bring a standalone bereavement centre to our hospital, by penning a poignant poem which conveys the pain, anguish and heartbreak experienced by those who lose a baby. Thanks to an incredible gift of £500,000 from The Connie and Albert Taylor Charitable Trust, our appeal has reached the £1.6m milestone. We couldn't be more grateful for this generous donation, as it now allows us to focus on raising the next £1m so we can break ground and start building. We’re delighted to share the good news that Woodland House has received planning permission from Birmingham City Council, taking us one-step closer to making our bereavement centre a reality. Whilst you have been busy fundraising for us, our Estates team has been working hard behind the scenes on our plans for the building. Our application went in front of the council's planning committee on Thursday 18 February, where it was approved. This is a great result, but our work doesn’t stop here! Whilst we continue to raise the much-needed funds, our Estates team will work on finalising the design of Woodland House. We look forward to sharing further plans and updates with you very soon. ‘Congratulations’ are in order, as we have hit the £1m milestone in our appeal just in time for Christmas, thanks to a generous donation from the Cliff Richard Fan Club in celebration of the singer’s 80th birthday. We could not be more grateful for their contribution, and amazing support from the public and organisations who have got behind the appeal. See what Cliff Richard himself had to say by reading the full story here. Did you receive your letter about the Woodland House Appeal? As part of a huge promotion this Christmas, we have delivered mailings to around 30,000 Birmingham households, to help spread the word about our incredible appeal and drive vital donations. If you have received this and want to give us any feedback please contact our Individual Giving fundraiser by emailing [email protected]. Don't forget to check back soon to see our latest news and project developments.