Goodman Corporate Finance has arranged a donation of £1,500 to Forever Stars to help the charity in its work to build facilities and improve care for parents, siblings, family and friends who have been affected by the death of a baby.
In support of the cause, Goodman sourced a donation of £750 from an industry partner and then matched the funds themselves, bringing the total to £1,500.
Goodman’s managing director, Paul Goodman, heard about the charity after sponsoring Long Eaton Rugby Club, which has chosen Forever Stars as its charity of the year. He said: “When we found out about Forever Stars we wanted to do our bit to support the fantastic work they do for families across Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands.
It’s important to us that we give back to our local communities through our sports sponsorships, supporting local businesses and through charitable giving.
Forever Stars was set up in 2014 by Michelle and Richard Daniels after their daughter Emily was stillborn. The charity supports parents, siblings, family and friends who have been affected by the death of a baby and promotes medical research to reduce the number of stillborns in this country.
In the last four years they have opened two new bereavement suites at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre and City Hospital, and they also fund sibling counselling and training for specialist bereavement midwives.
The charity is now aiming to raise £1 million over the next five years to design and build a remembrance garden for families at Highfields Park, near the University of Nottingham, following the gifting of the land by Nottingham City Council.
Jo Sharp, Corporate Fundraiser and Operations Manager at Forever Stars, said: “Donations like these mean the world to us and we’d like to thank everyone at Goodman Corporate Finance. Since we opened the suite at the QMC in April 2016 it’s been used by around two to three families a week, with people travelling from as far afield as Lincolnshire to benefit from the facilities. We like to think this and our facility at the City Hospital offer a chink of light in the darkest hour.”
Paul Goodman added: “Forever Stars are doing such important work for local families, it’s an honour to support them, both directly and through our links with Long Eaton Rugby Club. By working together with communities and charities, we believe that local businesses can help make a difference for everyone in their areas.”
To find out more about Forever Stars go to https://www.foreverstars.org/