Fundraising for SPRING!

In April, it was wonderful to welcome Natalie Warren and Natalie Pieri to St Mary’s Maternity Unit following their generous donation of an Abi Cot to our SPRING rooms.

Natalie Warren lost her son, Andrew, nearly 17 years ago whilst 32 weeks pregnant, and in honour of his 16th birthday, her and her best friend, Natalie, decided to host a “Family Fun Day” last July to raise the £2,900 required to purchase an Abi Cot.

Between the event and the generosity from local business connections including the Medway Sunlight Rotary Club who organised the production and distribution of the leaflet for the event along with helping out on the day, enough donations were made to purchase this special and valued item for our SPRING suites.

This special cot will truly make a difference as it will enable families who suffer the tragedy of their baby being born prematurely or stillborn to spend a longer time with their baby to grieve, create precious memories, and to say goodbye as a family. We would like to thank both Natalies’ for all their hard work in organising this event along with everyone who took part or donated, your support means so very very much


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Hospital charities coming together for local community

In 2021 Bournemouth Hospital Charity and Poole Hospital Charity came together to create University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity from.

The charity operates across University Hospitals Dorset NHS Trust, hosting annual events, fundraisers and challenges to help support your local hospitals.

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity’s mission is to enhance the care and treatment of patients accessing NHS services at Poole, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals by fundraising to provide enhanced facilities, state of the art equipment and support NHS staff health, wellbeing and development.

The Charity supports all areas of work at the University Hospitals Dorset with supporters still being able to donate to SPRING, a ward or hospital of their choice across Poole, Royal Bournemouth, or Christchurch.