Paul Crowley & Co solicitors, one of the official sponsors of children’s charity Zoë’s Place will be supporting Carol Kirkham, the baby hospices head of fundraising, who has been short listed for a very prestigious award.

Women in Business Award 2020

Carol has been nominated for a Women in Business Award 2020 and is shortlisted in the highly regarded category of ‘Social Impact Personality of the Year’.

Carol’s dedication and her teams contribution in helping to provide support and respite to the children and their families at the Liverpool based children’s charity has not gone unrecognised.

The team at the baby hospice in West Derby do amazing work in providing palliative, respite and end-of-life care to babies and infants aged from birth to five years suffering from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

Carol (far right) out and about doing what she does best, raising funds for Zoë’s Place, Carol watched over by mascot Zoë Bear receiving a very large check kindly donated by the good people at Arriva North West.

Celebrating the very best female business leaders and entrepreneurs

The annual Women in Business Awards, now in its eighth year will hosted by Downtown in Business and will take place on Friday 6th March at 12:00 noon – 5:00pm at the Crowne Plaza in Liverpool City Centre.

Crowne Plaza, Liverpool, venue for the Women in Business Awards 2020

The gala luncheon promises to be a glittering occasion celebrating the very best female business leaders and entrepreneurs from across the Liverpool City Region.

There are five nominations in the ‘Social Impact Personality of the Year’ category. People can vote for their preferred nominee online at the Downtown In Business website, voting closes on Friday 7th February at 5pm.

The winners of the awards will be decided and announced on the day of the event.

Donate to Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice

Carol along with the staff at Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice provide a variety of services to support families of babies with life limiting or life threatening illnesses.

Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice in Liverpool receives very little Government funding and relies on the generosity of the public to help raise the funds to keep the hospice open. Your donation helps to keep the Liverpool Hospice running, in order to help many children and their families to get through each day, for many years to come.

Help Zoë’s Place today, to protect our families tomorrow, if you wish to donate to Zoë’s Place, please do so by clicking here.

The care provided at Zoë’s Place can be either palliative care or respite. Within these there are following services available to the families.


Each family that receives respite care will be given an organised and specific tailored care package. The hospices minimum offer will generally be two nights per month. The baby will be cared for by a registered nurse and senior care assistant.

Emergency Respite

In some cases a family may be referred from a hospital, a GP or even from social services. We can help out families who may never have used our services before, but are in urgent need of help and support.

Family Support

At Zoë’s Place, they do not just care for the baby, but for the whole family. Dealing with a child who has a life limiting or threatening illness can be difficult for everyone involved, we have a Facebook support group and hold regular days for the siblings of the children, to meet other siblings and take part in fun activities.

Palliative Care

To maintain effective palliative care for the families, Zoë’s Place work as part of a multidisciplinary team, working alongside a GP and a palliative care consultant they can provide ongoing support 24 hours a day.

Bereavement Support

Zoë’s Place provide bereavement support for both families past and new. After a child has passed away, whether at home, in hospital or hospice care, the child can be taken to their bereavement suite, named The Snowdrop Suite and can remain there right up until the funeral. Accommodation is provided for the family to stay on site with their child 24 hours a day.

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Crowne Plaza , Liverpool, image courtesy of Repton