Lisa Hague, the fiancée of Celtic star Kriss Commons, arrived at Forth Valley Royal Hospital to present a cuddle cot to two members of the Bereavement Team, Alana Harrower and Catriona Addison.
The cuddle cot is essentially a cooled mattress that allows babies to stay with their parents for as long as they can before they have to say goodbye. Giving this gift of time is priceless which is something Lisa wishes she had had with her first child Lola.
The couple subsequently founded the Lola Commons Fund for SiMBA and are dedicated to providing support for bereaved families.
“I wish I had held Lola just one time. Kris was such a huge support to me but that still remains one of my biggest regrets.” said Lisa “Kriss and I want anyone who has suffered the loss of a baby to have access to a Cuddle Cot and ideally to a family room too, and we are working very hard to make sure that happens.”
This latest donation brings the number of cuddle cots in Forth Valley Royal to four – one in neonatal and three in obstetrics.