Charing CE Primary School Supports Twinkling Stars Suite

Posted on: 18/12/2019

On 16th December the families of Charing Church of England Primary School made a donation to the Twinkling Stars Suite at William Harvey Hospital.  From mid-November, the school ran an appeal for items to help and to comfort the families using the suite and the midwives who look after them.  Items raised included boxes of tissues, notebooks and pens, mobile phone charging cables, refreshments, travel sized toiletries, maternity pads, warm socks, and newborn baby keepsakes. 

The Twinkling Stars Suite opened in the summer of 2018.  It is a dedicated bereavement room at the William Harvey Hospital, separate from the maternity ward.  It is a haven for those who have lost their baby, a place where a family can spend time together to say goodbye.  This special part of the hospital is run entirely on charitable donations.

Head Teacher Tom Bird commented, “I am so proud and humbled by the generosity of our school.  The Twinkling Stars suite is very special to us, as one of our families has personally benefitted from its support.  We are all so pleased to give to this worthy cause.”

For more information about the suite and the East Kent Hospital Charity’s bereavement appeal please visit 

Written by Nick Morgan