Makeover for Family Bereavement Room

The Family Bereavement room in the Women and Children’s Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital is to get a major make-over with the help of £1600 donated by a family from Stirling and Alloa.

The fundraising effort follows the stillbirth at almost eight months of Kevelia Precious Clark, whose Mum Gemmalee is pictured (second right) with other family members, presenting a cheque to Bereavement Adviser Susan Milne.

Grandmother Lilias Clark, known throughout the family as Nana, said: “The hospital  were really good with us and we thought we could raise funds for someone else who may have to go what Gemmalee went through. I started to collect all the prizes and we all mucked in. We decided to hold a bingo night and disco so the young ones could attend as well. Everyone was very generous.”

The generous donation will be used to buy new furniture and equipment including a sofa bed, comfy chairs and tea-making facilities.

Bereavement Adviser Susan Milne explained: “I think it is really important for parents suffering tragic loss in pregnancy to be able to receive care in a comforting environment. Women often tell us what good care they have received in the Unit and we are keen to continue providing this, especially for families facing difficult circumstances.”