Safiyya Vorajee donates CuddleCot to the George Elliot Hospital

Safiyya Vorajee, a Sunday times bestseller, influencer, Dr and founder of The Azaylia Foundation, donated a much needed CuddleCot this month to the George Elliot Hospital.

The Azaylia Foundation was created in August 2021 to fight childhood cancer, in memory of Azaylia Diamond Cain. 

“We are committed to advancing early diagnosis and new treatment availability in the UK, while at the same time supporting children fighting cancer by helping them access treatment not covered by the NHS.”

Safiyya kindly donated a CuddleCot to the George Eliot Hospital, via The Luca Foundation.

The CuddleCot was donated in memory of her daughter Azaylia.

Talking to the George Elliot Hospital, Safiyya said: “It’s a proud moment to be donating this cot to the Luca Foundation on behalf of Azaylia and I know she will be looking down on this very proud of this moment. 

“I would like everyone to know that these cots will ensure that your baby is wrapped in love. This is a gift from parents to parents which will help to support them when they need it the most.”

Photo credit: George Eliot Hospital

Sharon Luca-Chatha, Founder of the Luca Foundation, shared the importance of the donation: “Luca was born asleep in 2012 and we lost a lot of time which we could have spent with him due to not having something like this in place which was very traumatic. 

“This personal donation from Safiyya on behalf of Azaylia will help keep families together for longer, so they don’t have to experience what we went through.”

It is planned that the new cuddle cot will be used across the hospital wherever there is a need for it as it is fully mobile. 

Lead Chaplain for George Eliot Hospital said: “This generous donation will help to support parents across the Trust, we would like to offer a huge thank you to Safiyyah and the Luca Foundation for this valuable piece of equipment. 

“This will enable us to support parents who experience a terrible loss and provide comfort and togetherness at what is an incredibly distressing time.”

Learn more about the CuddleCot here.

Read more about the Luca Foundation here.

Learn more about the Azelia Foundation here.

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