Family of the late Amy Shimell raise funds for the hospital she loved


The family of a nursery nurse tragically taken too soon are holding a charity ball to raise funds for the hospital she loved. 

Amy Shimell

Amy Shimell (Barnes) was a neonatal nursery nurse at Birmingham Women’s Hospital until her death at the age of 32 years.

She was passionate about her work – caring for mums and babies – and was a much-loved member of the hospital family.

Amy’s family want to keep her passion for patient care alive by raising money for the Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity – a vital cause which aims to improve patient services for the hospital’s women, babies and families. The charity helps to provide services that the NHS are unable to cover but that can make a huge difference to patients, such as welfare services to support patients through difficult times and conversations and the research and development of cures, treatments and new technology.

They are hosting a charity ball in her memory on Saturday 20th July at Manor Hill House in the picturesque Worcestershire countryside at Upton Warren, near Bromsgrove.

Amy’s Flamingo Fling is set to be a glamorous affair, with guests invited to don ball gowns and black ties, and enjoy a three course meal, dancing, entertainment and a charity raffle with amazing prizes.

The Shimell sisters: Emily, Amy & Lucy

Amy’s sister, Emily said: “We will always remember our Amy and we have chosen to do so this year with a charity ball, open to all who want a fun night with amazing prizes to be won.

“Amy absolutely loved her job as a Nursery Nurse at Birmingham Women’s Hospital, she was completely passionate about the babies and women in her care and so we have tried to continue that care with fundraising for Amy’s hospital family. [So Amy will be] forevermore an angel to her babies.”

The family are also asking businesses to support them, with donations of prizes for the charity raffle or the sponsor of reception drinks, entertainment etc. If you can support them in any way, please email Lucy.

All are welcome to Amy’s Flamingo Fling. Tickets cost £50 and can be purchased online. 


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