Couple give a heartfelt thanks for Haverhill employer’s kindness

From left: Alan Dandy, Dave Gooderham, Lucy Daniels and Julie Chew, director of customer experience at HID Global. ANL-150330-114823001
From left: Alan Dandy, Dave Gooderham, Lucy Daniels and Julie Chew, director of customer experience at HID Global. ANL-150330-114823001

Lucy and Phil Daniels of Hundon, wanted to buy the cuddle cot, which offers comfort to bereaved families, in memory of their son Rex who was stillborn a year ago.

They say they have been “overwhelmed” by the support they have received, especially from Lucy’s employers HID Global, in Phoenix Road, which has agreed to meet the full cost of the cot for West Suffolk Hospital.

“When I approached my employers, I was hoping that they’d make a small donation towards the total cost,” said Lucy.

“I was overwhelmed when they offered to pay for the cot in full.

“This means the other donations which friends and family had made in Rex’s memory can be put towards funding the new bereavement unit at the hospital.

“The time that a family can spend with their stillborn baby is so precious, but so limited.

“The cuddle cot means that families will potentially be able to spend longer with their babies, making memories that last a lifetime.

“It wasn’t until afterwards that we realised just how treasured that time together would become.”

Alan Dandy, operations director of HID Global, said the donation was in keeping with the company’s ethos to support staff and projects in their local community.

“As a business, we were more than happy to support this cause, particularly as it was a member of our team that was affected,” he said.

“All members of our staff are valued and we understand how this piece of equipment might help others in the local community.”

Lucy also wanted to thank MGT (Suffolk) TWI Ltd and Royal Clarence Lodge for donating to the appeal.

Patricia Davis, head of midwifery at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We would like to sincerely thank Mr and Mrs Daniels for thinking of us in this way and also HID Global and everyone who has supported their fundraising.”