Actress and Charity Ambassador Kym Marsh joined with The Mariposa Trust in 2018, to launch the ‘Mariposa Awards’. The awards look 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, and have recognised amazing incredible practitioners and pioneers over the past few years, and 2021 is set to be another amazing year. 2020-2021 has been a challenging time for the NHS, and the often unrecognised medical staff are being seen for the real heroes they are, so please help us award these exceptional staff and volunteers.
The awards will take place at the charity’s flagship ball at the incredible 5* Landmark Hotel on the 12th June 2021, with shortlisted finalists attending on the night, to see who will be this year’s winners. (www.mariposaball.org)
The 2020 winners will be announced on the night of the ball, as well as the 2021 winners, so double the awards…double the excitement!!
Categories you can nominate people for are:
Bereavement Midwife of the Year 2021: This recognises excellence in Bereavement Midwifery, and looks to acknowledge the incredible service and care bereavement midwives provide.
Covid Bereavement Champion: We are looking to recognise a doctor, midwife, or medical professional, who has, during this pandemic, excelled in offering true dedicated care and support (for someone who has experienced baby loss), despite the limitations that Covid-19 has brought.
The Archie Award: In memory of Kym’s 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.
Kym who is one of the charities Ambassadors commented ‘When I sadly lost my precious son Archie during pregnancy, the medical team provided a lifeline of care. In Archie’s memory, we are looking for a midwife who has excelled in the level of compassion they have shown. If you have experienced exceptional midwifery, through your journey of baby loss, please nominate your midwife today!’
The Compassion Award: This award section 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 the clergy, teacher, or just a general member of the public, who has truly got alongside and supported someone through their loss and grief.