Corporate supporters help pack our Prematurity Packs
University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) Charity was thrilled to welcome some helping hands from National Grid to help pack up some prematurity packs for the neonatal units at Heartlands and Good Hope Hospitals.
National Grid have been avid supporters of UHB Charity for nearly two years now and they kindly offered to put together some prematurity packs for our neonatal units at both Heartlands Hospital and Good Hope Hospital. These packs will be given out to parents as they enter the ward, helping make them feel much more comfortable and relaxed, providing some essentials to look after their baby the first few weeks that they might be on the neonatal unit. The packs include a range of items such as a water bottle, tea and coffee supplies, a welcome pack and a baby grow (it definitely is going to be the cutest thing you see today!).
Amongst these volunteers who had kindly came along to help ensure these packs were ready to go to the hospitals, was Faye Dowling. When we could prize her away from packing up these fantastic packs, she told us about how National Grid had chosen to support University Hospitals Birmingham Charity since as an organisation they all wanted to show their appreciation and support the NHS, especially because it is a cause that is so dear to many people’s hearts within the company. Faye explained to us all the things she loves about supporting UHB Charity and also was very passionate about why other corporates should get involved: “to support a charity like yourselves…I think it’s a wonderful thing to do. I think it brings people together, networking, for our own wellbeing…I think it’s just lovely being able to give something back as well.”
The prematurity packs cost £7 each, a small price to pay for something that makes such a big difference to new parents. Alternatively, it cost the Charity £7,000 yearly to fund these for new families coming into the unit.
We are always incredibly thankful for corporate support as their help truly enables us to help as many people as possible. If you or your company would be eager to support our prematurity pack project or our other campaigns, then you can find out more about how you can get involved in supporting us HERE.