Residents at The Orders of St John Care Trust Boultham Park House care home have joined a Lincoln County Hospital campaign in support of Baby Loss Awareness week (8th-14th October 2018).

Reverend Alison Amelia, Chaplain at Lincoln County Hospital, launched an appeal for donations of knitted butterflies that visitors to the hospital could take away and wear in support of those who have suffered from baby loss. Butterflies were selected as the ideal symbol for the campaign as they signify new life and resurrection.

Boultham Park House Manager, Joanne Johnson and resident Doris travelled to the hospital to present a parcel of over 140 butterflies that had all been created by residents and colleagues at the home. Doris, who made a huge contribution to the final total said: “I really enjoyed making the butterflies and we like to help where we can.”

The hospital has received donations from far and wide after initially posting the idea on Facebook.

Reverend Amelia said: “We have been overwhelmed by the response. New butterflies have been arriving every day and we’ve even received donations from America. We are extremely grateful for the wonderful support from Doris and the residents of Boultham Park House.”