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The work we're passionate about...

As people who have gone through the same situation, we strive to support anyone - whether parents, siblings, family and friends who have been affected by the death of a baby. We fundraise and campaign to improve the bereavement care for parents and families. We also promote medical research to reduce the number of stillborns in this country.

Our charity's mission and purpose...

Our mission is to promote and protect the health of parents affected by the stillbirth or other perinatal or neonatal death of their child or children and to relieve suffering and emotional distress amongst such parents in  particular, but not exclusively, by:

(ii) providing or assisting in the provision of facilities and services designed to meet their needs at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham not otherwise made available by the National Health Service;

(i) supporting newly bereaved parents by providing emotional support, practical advice and information.

Why we started Forever Stars...

After losing their daughter, Emily, Michelle and Richard realised it was crucial that a facility was built to cater to the needs of future parents in the same situation.

On the 19th December 2013, Michelle and Richard Daniels were dealt one of life's hardest blows when their beautiful daughter Emily was stillborn. After 9 months of love and care of their unborn daughter, a freak twist of fate meant that she would be gone all too soon.

The care they received from Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham was first class, however, the limited resources at the Queen's Medical Centre meant that there wasn't a permanent facility to cater for parents that have had a stillborn baby and as such Michelle was placed back in a room on the maternity ward, which has been resourced for those people lucky enough to have a healthy newborn baby.

On January 24th 2014, Michelle & Richard set up Forever Stars and on Friday 9th May 2014 Forever Stars were officially given charity status with the Charity Commission in England (reg no. 1156990).

After lots of fundraising efforts and corporate support,
Forever Stars raised 0 thousand by the end of 2015.

April 2016

Forever Stars opened its first bereavement suite, named 'The Serenity Suite' which is regularly used by families that have followed in Michelle and Richard's footsteps at the Queens Medical Centre

May 2016

It was agreed that we would work towards funding a bereavement suite at the City Hospital in Nottingham, so that both sides of the city would have a facility to support bereaved parents who have a stillborn baby.


Forever Stars continues to fundraise for East Midlands bereavement facilities, support for families and looking into medical research into stillbirths in the UK.

Forever Stars Patron Anne Davies

We were delighted when Anne Davies agreed to be Patron for Forever Stars

Anne is a presenter on the BBC East Midlands Today most weeknights.  Anne also presents the regional current affairs programme, Inside Out.  Prior to joining the BBC, Anne worked for the Breakfast station GMTV, which she joined there at its launch in 1993 and presented the main programme alongside Eamonn Holmes. Anne later fronted news bulletins and various features and strands for the programme.