Our Nutri-Care initiative aims to raise £7,500 annually through our JustGiving campaign to help us support the 1500 parents, guardians and families we see across the paediatric and neonatal units at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington and Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, Hammersmith.
What is Nutri-Care?
We will be providing a variety of nutritious food options such as cereals, soup, dried and tinned fruits, rice cakes, teas, coffee and other light snacks, so we are able to focus on the health and well-being of the parent. This ensures their needs are being met and facilitates that all-important respite needed whilst their child is being cared for.
In-Hospital food can be limited, expensive and far away from the units; by providing accessible food alternatives, we are reducing the parents need to leave their baby or child for long periods of time and help keep their costs down.
Having an unwell baby or child can be very stressful and it can sometimes be hard for parents to want to eat. However eating well and regularly will keep parents strong and give them stamina, especially for new mothers to establish breastfeeding or expressing and to maintain their breastmilk supply.
Providing refreshments improves the health and well-being of parents, guardians and families, who are already in a difficult situation.
How to get involved?
To enable us to continue providing Nutri-Care for our parents, guardians and families, we rely on your donations! To donate to our JustGiving campaign page, please click the button below.
Alternatively, to find out more or how to arrange a food collection in your office or community, please get in touch on email@example.com.