Forever In Our Hearts Appeal

The loss of a child is the greatest tragedy a parent can ever experience. Nothing can prepare you for it, and the scars it leaves will last forever. The Brompton Fountain supports families throughout the process, using your donations to help parents to plan, grieve and celebrate their child.

Whilst in hospital, families are provided with a memory box containing items which will help them form precious memories (including canvases, clay moulds, and a scrapbook). For babies who spend their whole lives in hospital, this may be the only opportunity parents have to make footprints and fingerprints with them. The Brompton Fountain works closely with the Family Liaison and nursing teams to ensure families receive professional and compassionate care.

We also organise a Rainbow Party in the summer and a Remembrance Service, with our colleagues in the hospital Family Liaison Team, later in the year. The Rainbow Party is a celebration for parents and siblings, a chance to connect with others and to enjoy a fun day out. The Remembrance Service is a day of reflection in which families commemorate those they have lost. It is held at Royal Brompton Hospital and is attended by many of the hospital’s staff.

Your donation to this appeal will make a real difference to families who experience child loss. Whether it’s providing child-friendly bereavement books for siblings or helping with funeral arrangements, we will be there for them.

Portable Oxygen

The funding of portable oxygen (SATs) monitors which will allow patients to be safely monitored whilst away from the ward. They will also be used by the nurses when visiting patients in the community.

INR Machines

To make things a little easier for our young patients we will provide additional INR machines. They test blood with just a simple finger prick and can also be used at home so parents do not have to continually bring them into hospital for tests

Optic Lights

We will be able to fund more fibre optic lights. This kind of sensory equipment makes a huge difference to children of all ages, encouraging them to touch, play and explore and can also be a calming relaxation aid whilst in hospital.


Fund a subscription to the MedicAlert service for 12 months for patients up to the age of 25. This is a piece of medical ID that contains vital information to know in case of an emergency, providing parents and patients with peace of mind.

Specialist Resources

Providing specialist resources and funding projects for young patients during their admission to promote wellbeing and working with the hospital play services team to support children with additional needs such as autism understand what is happening to to ensure a calm surrounding.

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