Founder bids farewell following 30 years at Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice

Published date: 12 January 2024
Coventry Hospice news Liverpool Middlesbrough

John Scarisbrick MBE, fondly referred to as Jack, is stepping down from his pivotal role of 30 years as Chair and Trustee at Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice.

Back in the early 1990s, there were scarce options for babies and young children needing specialist care. It was then that Jack, driven by a strong commitment to provide tailored support for young ones with life-limiting conditions, laid the foundation for Zoe’s Place. For three decades, his visionary leadership has steered the hospice, significantly impacting and improving the lives of numerous families.

“Jack’s founding vision aimed to ensure every child, irrespective of their health condition, could experience life to the fullest,” remarked Executive Trustee, Joan Stainsby. “His dedication and support have been instrumental in shaping Zoe’s Place into a sanctuary of compassionate care.”

Jack was honoured with an MBE in 2015 for his services, recognising his role as the founder of Zoe’s Place. For three decades, his dedication to children confronting life-limiting, life-threatening, or complex conditions has been a lifeline to families during their most difficult times.

As Jack takes a step back, surrounded by the love of his two children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, Zoe’s Place remains committed to continuing his profound work, upheld by a dedicated community devoted to his vision. Zoe’s Place expresses profound gratitude to Jack for his exceptional service and wishes him continued joy and contentment amidst his loving family.

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