Actress Kym Marsh has joined with The Mariposa Trust, one of the UK’s leading support charities working within the field of bereavement care, to launch the ‘Mariposa Awards’.
New for 2018, the awards are looking for midwives, nurses, bereavement midwives, doctors and community members who have gone above and beyond in the care and support that they have provided for people who have experienced baby loss.
The awards will take place at the charities flagship ball at the Savoy Hotel in London on 28 April 2018, with shortlisted finalists attending on the night, to see who will be the inaugural winners.
Three categories are open to public votes, and these are:
The Archie Award: In memory of Kym’s son Archie, who sadly passed away during pregnancy, this award is for a Midwife who has gone above and beyond in the level of care they have provided.
Kym who is one of the charities Ambassadors commented: “When I sadly lost my precious son Archie during pregnancy, the medical team provided a lifeline of care. In Archie’s memory, we are looking for a midwife who has excelled in the level of compassion they have shown. If you have experienced exceptional midwifery, through your journey of baby loss, please nominate your midwife today.”
The Compassion Award: This award section looks to honour a GP, Doctor or Medical Professional who has shown genuine care and compassion for a patient who has suffered baby loss.
The Community Award: This award is for someone in the community who has supported someone through baby loss. They could be medical professional, community worker, social worker, member of clergy, teacher or just a general member of the public, who has truly got alongside and supported someone through their loss and grief.
In addition, the charity will also be giving awards to a ‘Corporate Hero’, awarded to a company that have donated to the charity whether that be financial or in kind, and to a ‘Volunteer Hero’, who has positively impacted the work of the charity.
To nominate for one of the 3 categories, please go to https://www.sayinggoodbye.org/mariposaawards-2018/
and place your nomination, or you can email email@example.com
with your full contact details, name and contact details for the person you are nominating, the category you are nominating them for, and in less than 500 words, describe why you think they should win. Nominations close at 5pm
on the 29th March 2018
, and the shortlist will be announced on the 9th April 2018