Actress Kym Marsh has joined with The Mariposa Trust, to launch the ‘Mariposa Awards’. New for 2018, the awards are looking for midwives, nurses, bereavement midwives, doctors and community members who have gone above and beyond in the care and support that they have provided for people who have experienced baby loss.
The awards will take place at the charities flagship ball at the iconic Savoy Hotel in London on the 28th April 2018, with shortlisted finalists attending on the night, to see who will be the inaugural winners. (www.mariposaball.org)
There are three categories that are open to public votes:
The Archie Award
In partnership with Kym Marsh, one of the charities Ambassadors, the Archie award is in memory of her son Archie, who sadly passed away during pregnancy.
This award is for a Midwife who has gone above and beyond in the level of care they have provided.
The Compassion Award
This award looks to honour a GP, Doctor or Medical Professional who has shown genuine care and compassion for a patient who has suffered baby loss.
The Community Award
This award is for someone in the community who has supported someone through baby loss.
They could be medical professional, community worker, social worker, member of clergy, teacher or just a general member of the public, who has truly got alongside and supported someone through baby loss.
In addition, the charity will also be giving awards to a ‘Corporate Hero’, awarded to a company that have donated to the charity whether that be financial, in time or in kind, and to a ‘Volunteer Hero’, who has positively impacted the work of the charity.
To nominate for one of the three categories, please nominate using the form below, or you can email [email protected] with your full contact details, name and contact details for the person you are nominating, the category you are nominating them for, and in less than 500 words, describe why you think they should win.
Nominations close at 5.oopm on the 29th March 2018, and the shortlist will be announced on the 9th April 2018.