Charlotte's Little Something Fund was set up after the sudden death of Charlotte Morley, who was a well-respected member of the Perinatal Mental Health Service across Devon and Torbay. She supported pregnant women and new mothers, their babies and families during these difficult times and she worked tirelessly to raise awareness of this issue and to de-stigmatise the condition.
Charlotte was passionate about her work in perinatal mental health. Developing a mental health disorder at any time can be overwhelming but when this occurs during or after pregnancy, the situation has the potential to be life-changing for both mother and baby. Charlotte stood alongside women, babies and their families at the height of their distress. With compassion, skill and hope she provided a light at the end of many tunnels, and empowered women on their road to recovery.
The “Little Something” name comes from the Above & Beyond song of the same title, featuring Justine Suissa. Charlotte (whose brother Jono is part of the band) loved the song and felt the lyrics really captured the essence of her work.
Above & Beyond performed a benefit gig at Wembley Arena in November 2015, raising over £200,000 including a sum of £40,000 received in the summer of 2017 following the Government's waiver of VAT on ticket sales. The latter sum has been used in a collaboration with Bluebell Care to offer courses and free crèche provision for mums with post-natal, ante natal depression and/or anxiety in the Devon area.
Funds have also helped to provide interior design for the new Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) which is being built on the Wonford House site in Exeter.
Watch a video about the Above & Beyond gig or click the image below.