At their July meeting, Sue Williams, immediate Past President of Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District, was delighted to present a cheque for £2350 to Emma Lofthouse, Chairman of ‘Our Angels’. This was Sue’s nominated charity during her term of office.
‘Our Angels’, is a Harrogate based charity which supports families who have lost a baby either in pregnancy, at birth, or shortly afterwards. They also raise funds for the provision of specialist bereavement training for healthcare professionals in how to best support families at such a difficult time and provide counselling for bereaved parents.
The £2350 will provide SANDS (Sudden and Neonatal Death Charity)’ intensive bereavement training for healthcare professionals and will also be used for providing bereavement counselling for individuals and couples.
Emma Lofthouse said ‘Our Angels are very grateful to Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District for choosing to support them and for raising such a fantastic amount’.
Further information on Our Angels charity can be found on their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/-Our-Angels-Charity-and-Support-Group/171069199582613
Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District is a member of a worldwide women’s service organisation that aims to improve the lives of women and children nationally and globally.