Baishali Clayton

Trustee

I first came to the HOPE group within Zephyr's in 2017 when I was pregnant with my "lucky number 7", having lost 6 babies in early pregnancy prior to that in varying traumatic circumstances. Zephyr's and HOPE were my only source of support at that time and the most valuable thing I could have asked for. They filled a huge hole in care for baby bereavement locally and in particular, during pregnancy after loss. I continued to stay in close contact with Zephyr's after my daughter was born safely in 2018, leaning on them again when I suffered another miscarriage in 2019 and then again in 2022. As I slowly healed, I desperately wanted to give something back and so I joined as a volunteer to co-host Zephyr's monthly face to face group evening support sessions, and I became a Trustee in 2022. It means the world to me to be part of something so beautiful, caring and holistic borne out of such heartbreak.