Millennium Point has featured in the latest video for Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity to voice its support for the Woodlands House Appeal. The Woodland House Appeal is a £3.5million project to create a brand-new, purpose-built, bereavement centre separate from the main hospital, where families experiencing pregnancy and baby loss can spend time.
Abigail Vlahakis, Millennium Point’s Interim CEO is featured in the latest video for the appeal voicing our support and urging the community to come together in solidarity for the project. “Families day in and day out are suffering”, Abbie comments in the video, “unless somebody stands up and starts to support these charities then these families and charities will continue to suffer.”
You can view Abbie’s segment below.
Talking about loss
Birmingham Women’s Hospital cares for over 2,000 grieving families every year who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. Currently, however, resources are incredibly limited, with news being delivered in cramped ‘quiet’ rooms, often on the maternity ward in a busy outpatients. The Woodland House Appeal seeks to change this by providing families with safe, secure and serene surroundings where they can take their time to overcome their losses at their own pace.
Image Credit: Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity
How is Millennium Point supporting?
Being a third sector organisation ourselves, we understand that collaboration and mutual support is key to achieving progress and making an impact. In addition to featuring in marketing and promotion for the appeal to raise awareness, members of our team have also taken part in several fundraising activities for the appeal. In March, our team joined members of the community to abseil down our landmark building to raise funds for the project. Our team also participated in the apprentice challenge calling businesses for donations and hosted a coffee morning on the premises both to raise funds. Millennium Point also donated festive decorations which were placed in wards at Birmingham Women’s Hospital over the festive period.
Our organisation will continue to work with the charity to support and promote the appeal and look forward to seeing the finished space and the positive impact it will have on families suffering through difficult times. To see how you can support Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity make Woodland House a reality, please visit the website by clicking here
Learn more about the Millennium Point Charitable Trust by visiting our dedicated page.
Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands.