The Ashfield Trust is our charitable fund that provides extra support for the Maternity Bereavement team based on Level 7 at the John Radcliffe's Maternity Centre.

The team here helps to care for women and their families when they have lost a baby late in pregnancy or shortly after giving birth.

The Fund, which is part of Oxford Hospitals Charity, has helped to create bereavement suites that give families a private and appropriate space, away from other maternity wards, to grieve and create memories with their child.

Thanks to the kind generosity of our community, these rooms are equipped with cooling cots, that enable families to stay close to their baby for a little longer. Hand and foot castings are also provided, alongside memory boxes, to help families create tangible memories, that can help with the long-term grieving process.

We have also recently created a Butterfly Memorial Garden - a tranquil outdoor space for families to use at their time of loss. Our special thanks to the Murphy family for their kind support of this project.


Dad raises funds in memory of his baby boys

Family helps create beautiful butterfly memorial garden

Paula Gallacher, Bereavement Specialist Midwife at the Trust, said: "It is just so amazing and humbling to see the bereaved parents that have made so many fantastic donations to enable us to continue this valued service.
"We know that offering this extra support can help families hugely during this extremely difficult time and we are most grateful for your support."

If you would like to support the work of this vital hospital area we would love to hear from you. Please contact the fundraising team for advice and support on how to maximise your fundraising, whether you wish to create an in memory donation page or you are planning an event or challenge, as we can support you with sponsorship forms, ideas and publicity (if appropriate) and help you to create an online fundraising page.

The Ashfield Trust is part of Oxford Hospitals Charity (reg charity 1057295).  If making a donation online please use the link below, and mention 'Ashfield Trust' or Fund number '0340' during the donation process.

If you would like to send a cheque please mark it 'Oxford Hospitals' Charity' and send along with a note mentioning the Ashfield Trust and including your details so that we can write and thank you, to:

Oxford Hospitals Charity, Wood Centre for Innovation, Quarry Road, Oxford, OX3 8SB

Find our how you can help make a difference to the Ashfield Trust Fund, by getting in touch today.

Tel: 01865 743 444

Email: [email protected] 

You can also support the Ashfield Fund by making a donation today. Just click below and please make sure you write Ashfield Fund in the text box.

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Do remember to tick the Gift Aid box if you are a UK taxpayer, as that will increase your donation by 25 percent.