Abigail's Footsteps


Fundraising to supply Abi Cooling Cots across the United Kingdom, to bereavement suites, neonatal units, funeral directors and hospices.
RCN 1149005

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The Abi Cooling Cot is a refrigerated unit that allows families to spend more time with their deceased baby than would otherwise be possible. The cooling cot helps parents to bond with their baby and aids the grieving process. The cooling cot is supplied by Abigail's Footsteps in partnership with The Bond Group . We have delivered cots to over 100 hospitals and hospices in the UK and Ireland so far. It is our mission to encourage all bereavement suites in hospitals to have at least two cooling cots.

We delivered 57 cooling cots in 2021, 28 cots in 2022 and 46 cots last year.

The Abi Cooling Cot looks beautiful and is very easy to use for maternity staff, and it is very easy to move around the room. It has become a vital piece of equipment for our unit and we are so grateful to be able to offer parents precious time and space to be with their babies." Claire Litchfield | Lead Midwife for Pregnancy Loss, Wexham Park Hospital

About the charity

Abigail's Footsteps

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RCN 1149005
A baby loss charity providing support for bereaved families and bereavement training for healthcare professionals. One of our greatest contributions has been the creation and funding of the Abi cooling cot which allows parents valuable time to spend with their baby before saying goodbye.

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