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 2022 is set to be another amazing year.
The awards will take place at the charity’s flagship ball in the autumn of 2022, with shortlisted finalists attending on the night, to see who will be this year’s winners. (www.mariposaball.org)
The awards are judged by an esteemed panel, consisting of business and medical experts, as well as some of the charities Ambassadors.
Categories you can nominate people for are:
Bereavement Professional of the Year 2022: This recognises excellence in bereavement care and looks to acknowledge the incredible service and care bereavement midwives, bereavement nurses and other bereavement specialists provide.
Bereavement Midwife of the Year 2022: This award looks to find the best bereavement midwife. We are looking for truly devoted individuals who offer the compassionate care needed by individuals, couples and families who suffer the tragedy of baby loss.
The Archie Award: In memory of Kym’s son Archie, who sadly passed away during pregnancy, this award is for a medical practitioner 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 professionals, community workers, social workers, members 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.
The Lifetime Achievement Award: This special award looks to recognise a medical professional who has devoted their life to the care, and support of the bereaved. We are looking for a truly inspirational individual, who is deserving of recognition for their service.