The DP team has spent time collecting toiletries to provide families with freshness and comfort when they unexpectedly stay over in hospital to be close to their new born babies.
“On behalf of everyone at the neonatal unit here at St George’s Hospital, I am writing to offer our heartfelt thanks to you and your colleagues for the amazing amount of toiletries which you have collected and donated to us. We are so very grateful to you and your colleagues at Design Portfolio for supporting First Touch in this way, it is very much appreciated.”
Account Manager, Marianne Grier, visited the Neonatal Unit (NNU) at St George’s Hospital in Tooting last week to deliver the products that @WeAre_DP has collected over the past few months. She met with Louise, who explained how our fundraising efforts can provide comfort in these overwhelming situations.
The cost for a single night’s stay in the NNU is £1,200, and the unit has space for 39 babies at a time. The majority of money raised by First Touch goes towards equipment such as incubators, critical care monitors and ventilators. The charity also supports specialist training for nurses to ensure the best possible care for babies in the unit. The charity is always looking for fundraising volunteers; for anyone feeling sporty, First Touch has places for both the Royal Parks half marathon and the British 10km London run!
@WeAre_DP was first introduced to the charity through client and friend Kerry Andrew, from Canary Wharf Group/Songbird Estates, and agreed the work First Touch does is an excellent cause to be involved with.