Flintshire couple share heartbreaking story of losing newborn daughter to raise awareness for local children’s hospices
A Flintshire couple experienced the devastating loss of their newborn daughter who passed away just after her birth.
In October 2021, Jamie and Laura Moorcroft faced the unimaginable pain of their new-born daughter, Posey, dying at just one day old.
Posey was born by emergency caesarean section but without a heartbeat.
Jamie, 37, said: “Doctors fought successfully to bring her back, but there was no brain activity whatsoever. We found out that Posey had suffered from severe hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE).
“She was treated in Intensive Care immediately after birth.
“However, we had to make the difficult decision to discontinue her care the following day.”
It was here that the Moorcroft family, from Buckley, were introduced to the option of attending Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith children’s hospices.
Jamie continued: “A specialist bereavement nurse told us about services that Hope House in Oswestry offer and made arrangements for the three of us to travel there together.
“We had a very precious four days with Posey and were able to do activities and make memories such as hand and foot prints and just focus on our family and begin the process of grieving.”
The Moorcroft’s were able to use the hospice’s Great Bear Suite, a bespoke facility that allows families a chance to spend priceless private time with their child in a comfortable environment and begin the grieving process.
Jamie is the co-founder of Sorodo Ltd, a financial services company that helps small businesses in Wales and beyond find the finance they need to grow.
His highly personal connection with the hospice has led to Sorodo now supporting Hope House by becoming Bronze members of their Business Champions initiative with a generous donation of £1,500 – which will more than cover the ask of £1,102 to provide one week of specialist paediatric care nursing.
Speaking of their decision to partner with the hospices, Jamie continued: “Sorodo was set up from a small garage in a back garden in Buckley along with my friend Richard and brother Simon in 2012.
“There is obviously a direct connection between us after the care we received with Posey and as a business we share a very people-focused outlook and think the support they offer families is amazing.
“I had discovered Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith before Posey was born when I signed-up for their lottery but wasn’t fully aware of their range of services – and then, a couple of years later we needed them.”
Looking to the future, Jamie said: “Laura and I are still coming to terms with the loss of our daughter, but we are hopeful we can expand our family soon.
“The hospices are very special places, and we know the ongoing support they offer is only a phone call away. The nurses there often call Laura to check-in on her.
“For Sorodo as a business, we look forward to proudly supporting the hospices in the wonderful work they do.”
Find out more about Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith’s Business Champions initiative and see if you too could support the cause at https://www.hopehouse.org.uk/businesschampion or talk to their team of dedicated fundraisers to find out more on how a Business Champion partnership could be mutually beneficial on 01492 596581.
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