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March at First Touch in Tooting

March at First Touch in Tooting

Mother's Day

Sarah Collins of First Touch NNU in Tooting talks about how the neo natal unit marked Mother’s Day and upcoming fundraising opportunities for the charity.

It was Mothering Sunday at the weekend. We know that this is a day which is very hard for many people, including bereaved mothers and for people whose mum is no longer alive. For our mums who were spending the day cot side with their poorly and/or premature baby at the neonatal unit, it can be a day of worry and sadness. Mums sometimes feel 'robbed' of the happy first Mothering Sunday that they had imagined and hoped for.

At First Touch we are committed to supporting families, and one way we do this is to provide treats and presents for our mums on Mothers' Day. This year we provided cakes for everyone and gave each mummy a bag containing hand cream, a book to read to their baby, chocolates and a 'mummy' design key ring. The lovely nursery nurses also created a hand made card for every mummy from her baby. Our thanks to supporters who donated towards our Mums Matter Very Much fundraising to make these gifts possible.

As the days get longer and thoughts turn to being outside, we are looking for runners to join our charity running teams. We have guaranteed places for the Asics London 10K on July 21st and for the Royal Parks Half Marathon on October 13th. Both races give the opportunity to see the beautiful sights of London while raising funds for the neonatal unit at St George's. We can give you a running vest and support your fundraising. Drop us an email at if you'd like more information on either race.


Slightly further afield, the family and friends of baby Charlotte-Clare Wood are organising a hockey tournament in Thames Ditton on April 13th to raise cash in thanks for the care she received at St George's Hospital. Charlotte-Clare was born ten weeks early and had life saving surgery at our neonatal unit. You can read more about baby Charlotte-Clare and the hockey tournament here.

Thank you to everyone who has sent knitted rabbits to give to our babies on Easter Sunday. We know that these will be appreciated by the families. 

Have a lovely Easter break!

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