RUH Bath’s midwives walk 55 miles for Florence

Posted: 25th September 2023

The weekend of September the 9th some current and ex RUH midwives and nurses raised £2,000 to help raise money for The Florence Rose Fund by walking 55 miles for Florence.

They walked from the RUH in central Bath, calling in at all the trusts birthing centre’s before returning to Bath – a total of 55 miles. Walking from the RUH to Chippenham then onto Trowbridge where they stayed in a tent overnight. The next day they proceeded on to Frome, then Paulton and back to the RUH.

Florence was born on the 30th of September 2019 but tragically passed away at 3 days of age from a rare metabolic disorder. Florence’s parents, Ella and Ryan, have been fundraising since then to provide a bereavement room and garden at the RUH in Bath (where Florence was born, and Ella is a Staff Nurse).

Their vision is to build a ‘pod’ like building at the Royal United Hospital in Bath in memory of their girl – ‘The Florence Rose Room’. The RUH is where Florence was born and where her mummy is a nurse. The room’s purpose is a place where bereaved families can spend time with their baby or young child in a home like environment before they go to the funeral director. In Florence’s case this took months.  Somewhere that bereaved families can go without returning to NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) or the Maternity ward.

Please see the following link for the Florence Rose story https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/theflorencerosefund