Nisa staff raise cash for bereavement suite

Staff from Nisa's Member Support Centre in Scunthorpe supported the Scunthorpe Maternity Bereavement Suite Appeal
Staff from Nisa's Member Support Centre in Scunthorpe supported the Scunthorpe Maternity Bereavement Suite Appeal

Staff from Nisa’s Member Support Centre in Scunthorpe supported the Scunthorpe Maternity Bereavement Suite Appeal last week by holding a full-day fundraising event which raised over £1,400 for the cause.

Nisa’s own registered charity, Making a Difference Locally, celebrates its 10th birthday this year and rather than simply hold an event for colleagues, it was decided that the event should also help raise money for a worthy local cause.

The fundraising day raised £1,469.80 through activities including a raffle, competitions and breakfast, lunch and afternoon treats, which were provided for a small donation. Making a Difference Locally also donated additional funds to bring the total donation to £3,000.

The Health Tree Foundation (HTF), the charity for Scunthorpe General Hospital, launched the appeal to raise £150,000 to create a brand new bereavement suite on the central delivery suite at Scunthorpe General Hospital. The idea behind the suite is to provide a safe haven for families to stay and spend time together with their babies after they have passed away.

Kate Carroll, Nisa’s Head of Charity, commented: “We are delighted to celebrate our 10th year of supporting local communities and the fundraising day was a great way of doing so.”