The Warrington Group of Freemasons continue to bring Christmas joy to the Neonatal Unit at Warrington Hospital again this year, after kindly donating Mothercare soft teddy bears. The annual soft toy giving is always well received on the unit. The cuddly toys will be used as gifts for the babies who are not ready to go home for Christmas Day.
Deborah Weaver, Neonatal Unit Manager commented: “We would like to thank The Warrington Group of Freemasons for their generous donation of the Mothercare soft toys; they will make a lovely gift for the babies in the unit on Christmas Day. The Freemasons surpass themselves every year and we are indebted to them for their generosity.”
The Neonatal Unit cares for more than 400 babies every year and is equipped with three intensive care cots and a total of 18 spaces for a mix of high dependency and special care babies. There is a breastfeeding room just off the unit to allow mothers quiet time to feed their babies and also (a dedicated rest room for parents to spend time away from the unit; visiting time is unrestricted for parents allowing them to spend valuable time bonding with their new-born’s.
Chris Todd (Warrington Group’s Charity Steward) commented: “Christmas is that time of special giving and what more special could we do than give our teddy gifts to those very special babies in the Unit. All the members of the group join Chris Gleave (Warrington Group Vice-Chairman) and I in wishing all the babies, mums and dads – not forgetting the dedicated staff – hearty season’s greetings and all the best for 2017.”
Article was written by Eric Miller