Local couple Kimberley and Christian Ellison were thanked by the Royal Bolton Hospital yesterday as they celebrated the completion of The Harper Rose Suite on the maternity unit.
Their daughter Harper Rose was sadly born sleeping on 10th November 2018, and the family spent a number of days in the Butterfly room making treasured memories with their little girl.
In Harper Rose’s memory, Kimberley and Christian started a fundraising campaign with friends, family and their communities in Farnworth and Little Lever. They raised over £12,000 after an original target of £2,500, giving over £10,000 to give the ‘Gift of Time’ to other families. The money raised was for provide another bereavement room on the maternity unit.
“Harper Rose was too perfect for this world and was needed amongst the angels to light up everyone’s lives from up above.
“We wanted to give the precious and irreplaceable time we had to other families who have sadly had to experience the loss of their baby.
“We would like to personally thank everyone who has donated, supported or organised fund raising events in honour of Harper Rose’s memory. The generosity has been overwhelming and will ultimately give other families in circumstances similar to ours the ‘gift of time’ with their precious angel babies.
Sally Basu, Deputy Head of Midwifery at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust said:
“We’re so grateful to Kimberley and Christian for their kind donation which has allowed us to create The Harper Rose Suite. They’ve been very involved in helping us create a beautiful and comfortable space for families, which is away from the main unit. We know how important this time is for families and we’re so happy to see their vision become a reality.”