The Annabel Harwood Trust was established in
2000 by Trevor and Catherine Harwood, following the loss of Annabel to
Stillbirth, one day before her caesarean
section. The Charity was registered in 2001.
The main aim of the Trust is to
provide custom made support packs providing the
information to help parents cope with losing a
baby at, or around birth.
Although there is a wealth of
helpful and supportive information available to
help parents of neonatal death or stillborn
babies, during the first weeks and months
following such a tragedy, parents are often not
able to get to this information easily, right
when it is most needed.
The support packs contain
information regarding support groups, local
councillors, web sites and available books
available. We also include selected books in the
To ensure that the correct
information is provided, we are working in
partnership with SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal
Death Society - registered charity 299679) and
the Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust. The support
packs are distributed directly to parents
through the local health authorities, where they
will be most effective. The Support Packs are
also available to buy directly from the Charity.
When possible, we are also
donating to the Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust,
additional Cardio TocoGraph (CTG) equipment.
This equipment has links with helping prevent
Neonatal Death or stillbirth by helping to
detect foetal distress, which could reduce the
possibility of another stillborn baby.