A group of current and former midwives and nurses from the Royal United Hospital in Bath have walked 55 miles to help raise money for The Florence Rose Fund.
The midwives and nurses walked from the RUH, calling in at local birthing centres, before returning to Bath, a total of 55 miles.
The group walked from the RUH to Chippenham then on to Trowbridge where they stayed overnight. The following day they visited Frome, then Paulton and then walked back to the RUH.
Florence was born on 30th September 2019 but sadly passed away at 3 days of age from a rare metabolic disorder.
Florence’s parents, Ella and Ryan, have been fundraising since then to provide a bereavement room and garden at the RUH, where Florence was born and Ella is a Staff Nurse.
Their vision is to build a pod-like building at the hospital in memory of their little girl, ‘The Florence Rose Room’.
The room’s purpose is a place where bereaved families can spend time with their baby or young child in a home-like environment before they go to the funeral director.
The Florence Rose Room will be designed so parents, siblings, family and friends can spend some ‘normal’ time with their baby.
To donate to the fundraiser, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/theflorencerosefund.