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CRADLE Charity Plant Therapy Campaign 2021 with Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

CRADLE Charity provides resources and support to healthcare professionals, which are made available to women and couples during or following pregnancy loss
Colleagues from the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust were recently joined by Emma Pearce, local ambassador for the CRADLE Charity. Emma had arranged a planting ceremony to take place at the hospital as part of the charity’s Plant Therapy Campaign for 2021.

“The ceremony was held at the hospital’s Baby Remembrance Garden, with permission, we’d collected the names of babies who are loved and remembered from bereaved parents who receive support from CRADLE. The babies names were read out by one of the RCHT Chaplains in attendance, with each planted sunflower representing each much wanted baby.”

Bereavement Midwife Kate Putman took part in the ceremony and spoke positively about the role CRADLE have played in supporting families affected by pregnancy loss.

“We have been so lucky to be supported by the CRADLE Charity, despite the harsh weather on the day, we were able to plant a number of sunflowers in our Baby Remembrance Garden to promote the charity, and to add some lovely colour to a very precious place.”

Little yellow comfort bags filled with wrapped items, displayed alongside a flyer and business cards

An example of the comfort bags from CRADLE Charity

“We are incredibly grateful to Emma and CRADLE for all they’ve done to support our hospitals,” Kate continues. “We’re especially grateful for the comfort bags they offer for women admitted to the hospital in an emergency, which can include having experienced a pregnancy loss, such as a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy under 24 weeks. It’s a wonderful initiative and one that has a real benefit to those in our care.”

The CRADLE Plant Therapy Facebook Group is filled with photos and videos of the Sunflowers, if you would like to plant sunflowers at home and join the community group click the link CRADLE Plant Therapy Campaign (

How to get involved: CRADLE provides peer support via the Facebook Group, which can be accessed here. To support CRADLE Cornwall, please join the Facebook community group (Named CRADLE Cornwall) To sponsor a CRADLE comfort bag please visit the CRADLE website (opens in a new window)

Added on 25 June 2021, in News - General News

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