Abigail’s Footsteps Announces New Chair Of Trustees

Abigail’s Footsteps is delighted to announce that Susan Robinson has agreed to Chair their Board of Trustees.

Kent based baby loss charity Abigail’s Footsteps has appointed Chartered Accountant and partner in Kreston Reeves LLP Susan Robinson, as the new Chair of their Board of Trustees.

Susan is an expert on charities and their finances (heading the Kreston Reeves LLP not for profit sector) and  presents seminars to local charity managers and trustees on many different aspects of charities and their management. She is a registered individual for audit purposes and  Trustee and Fellow of the Association of Independent Charity Examiners (ACIE). Susan is a current trustee of Age UK Medway and was actively involved in the merger of two charities which has enabled the new charity to develop its positioning and increase its offerings in the local sector. She is very passionate about the work the sector does in increasingly challenging circumstances.

Susan Robinson, Chair of the Abigail’s Footsteps Board said, ‘’I first encountered Abigail’s Footsteps in 2015. Understanding what they were doing and why was very heart wrenching. Over the years I have watched them grow and develop, reaching out to help so many families, but also working to improve the environment families find themselves in through education and support.  I feel very privileged to be taking on the role of chair as the charity continues on its incredible journey.’’

David Ward, Co- Founder of Abigail’s Footsteps said, “It’s with great pleasure, we welcome Susan Robinson to the position of Chair. We embrace her appointment as the guiding force of our charitable endeavours, Susan’s leadership will elevate our aspirations, and her presence will bring a renewed energy that will undoubtedly inspire us all. Welcome aboard, and let us forge ahead, in our commitment to helping support baby loss families in our community.”

To find out more about the work of Abigail’s Footsteps visit www.abigailsfootsteps.co.uk

About Abigail’s Footsteps

Abigail’s Footsteps is a baby loss charity providing support and counselling for bereaved parents and families as well as specialist bereavement training for midwives and healthcare professionals.

Since 2010, they charity has worked to improve the way bereaved parents are cared for by hospitals and to better educate midwives about how to care for grieving parents. Sadly, stillbirths and neo-natal deaths occur daily, yet many hospitals are not equipped to deal with the parental care required.

By working with medical professionals to understand the issues and seek solutions Abigail’s Footsteps has helped many families across the UK. Donations  allow the charity to distribute  Abi Cooling cots  across the country, giving  parents valuable time to spend with their baby before saying goodbye.