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The donated gifts

Angela Gray, an employee of Morrison’s of Woking, very kindly donated 30 gift bags to neonatal intensive care unit. The gift bags contained pillows, key rings, cotton wool and mittens for mums on the ward over Mothering Sunday. Angela just wanted to say thanks for all the assistance she received herself from NICU for the birth of her children, including Noah who was born last Easter.

Jo Willard said: “Mother’s Day is a time for celebration, but for mums of premature and sick babies in neonatal care, it is a time full of anxiety and worry. At Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital, our neonatal intensive care unit, cares for babies on the very edge of viability or babies who are extremely sick. Parents sit by their baby’s incubator/cot day in and day out and watch their babies’ daily battle to overcome all obstacles. These mothers are so very special and we are very fortunate to be able to give each mother a small gift. We want these mothers to have a special day too”

NICU also received gifts from Bliss (a charity for babies born premature or sick) for Mother’s day containing individual hearts with cards “from our hearts to yours, happy mother’s day”. All items have been knitted by mothers who have had babies at NICU in the past.