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PMDoS Charity Focus: Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice

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By Emma-Ruth Arnaz-Pemberton

Zoë’s Place (named after the Greek word which means Gift of Life) is the only baby hospice in the UK that offers palliative and respite care from birth to five years including end of life care (24/7), on a one to one basis.

Six years ago, they were only able to open 2-3 days a week but thanks to donors such as Businesses, Community organisations, schools, organised events and volunteers we are now raising over £1million per year (up from £300k) they can now offer care and support for the 37 families currently in their care, seven days a week across their three hospices in Liverpool, Middlesbrough, and Coventry.

Zoë’s Place is a home from home and the people can get involved through fundraising, attending events, taking parts in challenges and direct donations.

Muna Chauhan, Corporate Manager came to Wellingtone’s first Project Management Day of Service and works to make donors aware of the organisation, whilst also completing challenges to raise further awareness. She will be climbing to Everest Base Camp next year to do just that!

Muna said “My challenge on the day included developing strategies for regular giving as well as projects. I wanted to put a specific focus on the style, and types of communications across Social Media platforms.

I really enjoyed the seminars and found it thoroughly worthwhile to take a step back and take stock internally as well as what other charities are doing and gain an understanding of how the industry is changing. Up until the day, I had a different idea of project management, marketing and social media but left with a new and fresh perspective to take back.”

Muna had help from two consultants from AB Agriculture and Samworth Brothers. “Chris Culshaw and Samantha Blunt were fantastic, gave me lots to both think about and action, Zoë’s Place will definitely be in attendance at future events”.

You can support Zoe’s Place by visiting their website.

Project Management Day of Service UK (#PMDoSUK) is going to take place again in December 2018 and May 2019. You can contact Wellingtone if you are a Charity and feel you would benefit from some free consultancy, or a PPM professional who wants to give back.

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