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Portsmouth Hospitals Charity
Portsmouth Hospitals Charity
The Butterfly Suite Appeal

The Butterfly Suite Appeal

Why we need your help

"We are a dedicated group of nurses in the Emergency Department who are trying to make a difference for our patients and their relatives when they find themselves in the worst situation imaginable- losing a loved one.

We currently have no dedicated bereavement area, but things are changing and finally we will have a dedicated butterfly suite where our families can say goodbye to their loved ones in a peaceful, dignified area.

We are raising money to furnish the room in such a way that it will provide a comfortable 'home-from-home' environment.

We have decided to call it the 'Butterfly Suite', as the butterfly is a sign of the transition from an old life to a new life. 

We have already tried to improve our bereavement process by placing butterflies in areas where a person has passed away to maintain calm and dignity. One of our nurses in the department introduced this and won a National award in 2011. The scheme is now used in NHS hospitals nationwide.

So we need your help!

Please help us to help our patients,  their relatives and friends."

- Lee Campbell, Sister in the Emergency Department


The Current Bereavement and Relatives Rooms:

relative room at QA Hospital A&E current Emergency Department bereavement room

Please note in your donation that it is for The Butterfly Suite Appeal.


To watch a video about the appeal, please visit:


raised towards 15,000.00 target


How you can support us

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Fundraise in support

Create a fundraising page in support of The Butterfly Suite Appeal and make a real impact


Pip Cowen

The Great South Run

Kerry Jagger

Portsmouth College Sponsored Walk

butterfly walk

butterfly walk


Sep 24, 2019


(plus 22.50 giftaid)

Jul 09, 2019


From Nige and Lisa Fisher x


Apr 03, 2019

Laura Scottorn Photography

(plus 3.75 giftaid)

Apr 02, 2019


(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Mar 30, 2019

Nicky and Phil

In memory of my Dad/ Derek Goodyer, a fun family man who lead a very full life. We chose this charity as we were lucky to have a private space at this sad time but so many don't if their loved ones pass in A&E . Forever missed but never forgotten xx

(plus 20.00 giftaid)

Mar 23, 2019

Rhys Parker


Mar 21, 2019

Jane Scott

In memory of Derek Goodyer from the Scott family,

(plus 10.00 giftaid)

Mar 21, 2019

Jackie Sanders

In memory of Derek Goodyer rest in peace x

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Mar 21, 2019

Lee Sanders

Rest in Peace Derek Goodyer, loved and never forgotten.

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Mar 21, 2019

Becky Hawke

In memory of Derek Goodyer

(plus 10.00 giftaid)


Donation summary

Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 10,469.09
Direct donations


Fundraising pages


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