When David and Jo Ward started the charity in 2010 it was driven by a need to help ensure no-one suffered in the same way as they did. What has become very evident since the charity was formed is that the lack of information and empathy they endured is replicated in many maternity units.
We know there is nothing we can do to prevent stillbirth or neonatal death. But we do know that we can help support healthcare professionals and families cope better. We fulfill a real and unmet need occupying a space that no other organisation, authority or charity can and is addressing.
What started out as a grieving couple’s desire to help others has now become a powerful, influential and actionable charity that is making a demonstrable difference to people’s lives.
Abigail’s Footsteps is a registered charity – Number 1149005