Dimensions donate to Special Care Baby Unit

Dimensions donate to Special Care Baby Unit

Friday 1 February 2019

Local corporate clothing supplier Dimensions have shown their support for the newborns of Leicestershire and their parents after a generous donation to the Maternity Ward at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

As part of Dimensions' charitable efforts to support special care baby units across the Midlands, maternity staff at Leicester's Hospitals gratefully accepted a donation of £1,782.33 from the company.

Dimensions Facilities Manager, Wendy Cooper, says the Dimensions team wanted to show their support for the maternity staff who provide vital special care for the region's newest lives.

"We wish the team at Leicester Children's Hospital's Special Care Baby Unit all the very best and give a big thumbs up for the work they do to ensure the children and their families have the essential care they need at this early stage of life," says Wendy.

"We raised almost £28,000 last year and were pleased to be able to give over £5,300 of that to the three special care baby units in the Derby, Nottingham and Leicestershire regions.

"The staff at Dimensions make fund raising a priority. As we say – we put the ‘fun’ into fundraising! Every month we have dress down days, and we also have month-long charity events when each floor has a month dedicated to raising as much money as possible.

"We generally tend to eat a lot of cake and a lot of samosas and pizza! We have raffles, quizzes, staff washing each other’s cars, auctions of high-end items that our suppliers and clients have donated and much much more."

Midwifery Matron, Joan Morrissey, explains what the team will be putting the donated money towards.

“We had 48 midwives trained on an Aromatherapy course, and this donation will allow us to buy essential oils for them to use, which costs £850 a year,” explains Joan.

“The Aaomatherapy will be used in labour, allowing everyone to keep calm and tranquil during what can be a stressful time. With over 10,000 births across Leicestershire, we need to utlilise this alternative therapy to offer women choices.”

For more information about how your business could help support patients at Leicester's Hospitals, get in touch with our friendly charity team on 0116 258 8709 or email LHCharity@uhl-tr.nhs.uk.