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

Work on Woodland House reaches a new height as a ‘topping out’ event celebrates the completion of the roof’s construction. 

Birmingham Women’s Hospital has started work on its new standalone baby and pregnancy loss bereavement centre with a special sod-cutting ceremony attended by the families it will help.

We've reached our £3m target for our Woodland House Appeal! Thanks to your hard work and generosity, work can now start on our new baby loss bereavement centre. Read more about reaching this wonderful milestone.

WE'RE NEARLY THERE! We're so excited to now be just £100,000 away from making our new bereavement centre, Woodland House, a reality - but we need your help to get us over the line. Together you'll help us pave the way for better bereavement care for our families experiencing the heartache of pregnancy and baby loss.

We finished 2021 on a high, after receiving not one, but two very generous gifts for our Woodland House Appeal. The first was a remarkable £200,000 grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation, which is a family-founded, London-based Trust that supports charities just like ours. The second gift comes from the wonderful Cook and Wolstenholme Charitable Trust. The Trust is in the process of winding down and generously decided to give its final gift – of £74,000 – to us!

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.  

Don't forget to check back soon to see our latest news and project developments.