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Zoë's Place Baby Hospice in Liverpool reopened by Camilla Al Fayed

PUBLISHED: 14:39 27 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:12 20 February 2013

Camilla with the Junior Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Daisy Cooper. The city is the only authority in the UK to promote a junior and young lord mayors

Camilla with the Junior Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Daisy Cooper. The city is the only authority in the UK to promote a junior and young lord mayors

Camilla Al Fayed, Trustee of the Al Fayed Charitable Foundation officially reopened the refurbished Zoë's Place Baby Hospice in Liverpool PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAURA THOMSON

Camilla Al Fayed, Trustee of the Al Fayed Charitable Foundation officially reopened the refurbished Zos Place Baby Hospice in Liverpool.

Guests including Camilla Al Fayed and patrons Lady Caroline Derby, Willie Miller and the Lord Mayor of Liverpool were shown around by Carol Kirkham, fundraising manager of the Hospice. Zos Place has been running over 16 years, and after years of careful planning, Camilla Al Fayed was delighted to see the refurbishment.

She said: It has been a fantastic day and its an honour to be part of this incredible charity. I am full of admiration for the staff and their tireless commitment to Zos Place. They have all worked so hard to make it as comfortable as possible. I have no doubt the new environment will help the staff give ongoing support to these very special children and their amazing families.

Carol Kirkham added: It is an honour that Camilla has come here to open the Hospices doors, and we are so grateful to have the support of the Al Fayed Charitable Foundation and the general public. Without their ongoing contributions we simply would not have been able to complete this development of our Hospice.

The Hospice now boasts a superb play area, light sensory room, new bedrooms, bathroom facilities and gardens. The amount of extra space means that they are able to have separate designated areas for dining, playing and sleeping as well as larger office space for staff.

The event was also attended by Professor Jack Scarisbrick, chairman, trustee, founder and president of Zoes Place Trust and his wife, Nuala; trustees Mrs Joan Stainsby, Father Peter Maguire, Richard Whateley, National Director Zos Place Trust. Some of the Hospices major supporters also attended.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAURA THOMSON



The print version of this article appeared in the November 2011 issue of Cheshire Life

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