Rebecca Maddison

Hadley Sophia Maddison

Fundraising for Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal
In memory of Hadley Sophia Maddison


☆ Current Fundraising ☆

On the 9th July 2023, Team Hadley once again took on the Walk for Wards at Wilton House.  Our team so far this year was made up of Becca, Rob, Ezra, Margaret, Nick, Carolyn, Yvonne, Michael, Natalie & Alfie. We are so grateful to anyone who chose to sponsor us or who joined our team to walk with us, we raised just under £600 this year, which has taken us to over £11,500 in total for the Stars Appeal.

☆Previous Fundraising ☆

3rd July 2022 - Becca, Rob, Ezra, Margaret, Nick, Yvonne, Michael, Carolyn, Gary, Donna, Jacob. Abigail, Matthew, Emily, Jeff, Evie & Gwennie took on the Walk for Wards at Wilton House again. Thank you so much to everyone who sponsored us. We have now raised over £10,000 in total for the Benson Suite!

22nd April 2022 - I was very honoured to be asked to make 80 Hadley's Hearts as wedding favours for the wedding of Donna and Dan Hoskins.

Hadley's Hearts have now raised well over £400, thank you to everyone who has ordered one! If you would like to order a heart please email ~

3rd and 4th July 2021 - We once again took part in Walk for Wards with so many of our family and friends. Due to social distancing our walks happened all over the country again this year!

5th July 2020 - Our 2020 Walk for Wards looked a little different with our walks happening all over the country. Our team was made up of Hadley's family - Becca, Rob, Ezra, Margaret, Nick, Julie & Derek. Yvonne, Malcolm, Michael, Carolyn & Steve. And also so many friends - Milly, Tim, Leila & Robin. Gary & the Fakes family. Emily, Jack, Lydia & Max. Jen, Shaun, Niamh & Karen. Charlotte & Adam. Donna, Darcey & Jacob. Abi & Matt. And Ally walking all the way in France. And we raised over £1000! 

29th September 2019 - Carolyn ran the Salisbury Half Marathon in memory of Hadley and raised over £650! Thank you Carolyn!

7th July 2019 - Team Hadley took on the 10k Walk For Wards at Wilton House raising £5675 ♡

♡ Our Story ♡

At 9.59pm on March 31st 2019 (Mother's Day) our beautiful daughter Hadley was born.
Earlier that day, like any soon to be parents, we had made the trip to the hospital filled with excitement that the time had finally come to meet our baby. And being 5 days overdue it had felt like a long wait!

However, within an hour of arriving and after having multiple scans by the midwife, doctor and consulant we realised our dreams of taking home our new baby girl were not going to come true. At some point during labour, for reasons we will never know, Hadley's heart had stopped beating.

Fortunately, the majority of people will never have to find out what happens in a hospital when a baby dies. But during our stay we were surrounded by so much love and kindness. The midwives went above and beyond to help us create so many special memories with Hadley; we were able to wash and dress her, a professional photographer took family photos of us, hand and footprints were made along with painted foot casts. We were given a special memory box with stories to read and teddies - one for us and one for Hadley to keep. One of the most important things both the hospital and the funeral directors had is a cuddle cot, meaning that parents are able to spend precious time with their babies and thanks to this we were even able to have Hadley spend a night at home with us. There is also The Benson Suite, a quiet suite away from the rest of the Labour Ward where bereaved parents can spend time with their new babies.

The Benson Suite and these other important resources are entirely funded through charity and the hospital's Stars Appeal. We want to help other families who find themselves in the same position as us and help to keep funding the amazing work that the team on the Maternity Ward do. 

We were lucky enough to return to the maternity ward again in 2020 as we welcomed Ezra safely into the world. Once again, we had the most amazing care, and Ezra will be joining us on the walk to say thank you to his midwives.

About the charity

The Stars Appeal is the NHS charity for Salisbury District Hospital. Every day Stars Appeal funded projects help hundreds of patients across all wards and departments and support the NHS staff who care for them. Please tell us if you wish to support a specific ward, department or cause. Thank you

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £359.75 Gift Aid
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