Our corporate charity 2018/2019 – Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice
Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice has been named the Heart of England Co-operative Society’s nominated charity for 2018/2019.
Over the coming months staff across the Society’s network of 32 Food stores and 13 Funeral homes have pledged to pull out all the stops with a whole host of fundraising ideas.
First opening its doors six years ago, Zoë’s Place provides palliative, respite and end of life care to babies and infants, from birth to five years, who suffer from life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses.
A unique facility in the Midlands, the hospice costs £1.4 million a year to run, with care offered free of charge to the children and their families.
The hospice receives very little funding with all income generated mainly through donations and fundraising events.
Muna Chauhan, Corporate Manager of Zoë’s Place, said: “It is fantastic news that the Heart of England Co-operative Society is partnering with us in 2018. The amount of awareness it will generate in all the Food stores is fantastic and the partnership with the Funerals Division is so important as we are providing end of life care for more and more of our families.
“The partnership with the Society as a whole is tremendous for Zoë’s Place – it will help us get our name out there, enable us to reach out to more people and to spread the word about the work of Zoë’s Place and the services we offer.”