Bereavement charity awarded grant to comfort families of Covid-19 patients

Sunderland charity 4Louis has been given a cash grant to help it continue its work to help grieving families left struggling due to the pandemic.

Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 6:00 am

Maximus Foundation UK has awarded bereavement charity 4Louis with a grant of £2,500 to continue its work improving the care bereaved families receive from healthcare professionals.

The Sunderland-based charity was founded to support those affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and the death of a baby or child.

The donation forms a part of the foundation’s second round of fundraising this year, giving £45,000 to help charities nationwide affected by the Covid-19 crisis and increasing its fundraising total to £95,000 in 2020.

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Yasmin Corrigan, office manager at 4Louis and Bob McGurrell, the charity's CEO, have welcomed the funding from the Maximus Foundation.

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Yasmin Corrigan, office manager at 4Louis, said: “During the pandemic we began creating memory boxes for Covid-19 patients’ families who will not be able to see them again due to restrictions in hospitals and care homes, and have sent 3,000 to date.

"The donation from Maximus Foundation UK will allow us to continue sending memory boxes to hospitals across the UK.”

4Louis was launched by Kirsty McGurrell and her family after the death of her first son Louis 12 days before his due date in 2009.

Di Briggs, chairman of the Maximus Foundation UK said: “The outlook for smaller charities across the UK continues to be very challenging.

"So we’re delighted to help this very worthwhile charity continue its work providing comfort and support to families during this difficult time.”

Maximus Foundation UK is a not-for-profit enterprise established by Maximus UK and has donated more than £320,000 in grants to charities and community groups since 2015.

Its 4,000 employees – which include more than 1,400 doctors, nurses, occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals – nominate charities and causes close to their hearts for grant donations.

The firm is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Maximus Inc and operates several businesses in the UK, including the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments, Remploy, Health Management, Maximus People Services and Revitalised.

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