Property firm helps baby loss charity move to new HQ

A team from residential and commercial property specialist Centrick rolled up their sleeves to help transform the new headquarters of Birmingham charity The Lily Mae Foundation.

The charity, which supports families and parents after stillbirth, neonatal death, miscarriage or medical termination in the West Midlands, is expanding into new premises at Fernhill Court, Balsall Common.

Centrick’s team of volunteers – Bethan Roskell, Georgina Taylor, Hollie Frail, Nicola Hopley, Matt Halford and Michael Nabarro – helped to spruce up the new offices by painting walls, cleaning windows and steam cleaning a patio area, over three days.

The Lily Mae Foundation was set up by Ryan and Amy Jackson after their daughter Lily Mae was ‘born sleeping’ in 2010.

Since its inception the charity has raised more than £250,000. It works alongside medical and healthcare professionals, other charities and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Baby Loss.

Centrick chairman James Ackrill said: “We were very proud to support the Lily Mae Foundation by helping to decorate the charity’s new offices. Led by Ryan and Amy, it is a wonderful charity doing exceptional work that benefits people in their hour of need.

“Not only do they support anyone who has suffered the loss of a baby, they also raise awareness of how tragically common the loss of a baby is.”

Shane Bland, director of Virtu Property, said: “It was a privilege to be involved in delivering a great new headquarters for the Lily Mae Foundation. I wish the charity enormous success at its new headquarters as it continues to provide vital support to those that have suffered the loss of a baby.”

Ryan Jackson said: “We would like to thank all those at Centrick who very kindly and generously donated their time to clean, paint and decorate our new offices recently. We really appreciate your help and support.”