Friday, 9 March 2012

Mother's Pride

I am very proud of my daughter, Nicola, who last night won an Achievement Award from MCHFT for her voluntary work providing the parents of babies born asleep with very precious memories.

From the awards programme booklet:

"Nicola Cooper is an accredited hospital volunteer and a professional photographer who provides her time and expertise freely, mostly at short notice, to women and their families who have experienced a pregnancy loss at Mid Cheshire's Maternity Unit. Sadly some babies die before or shortly after birth taking away the hopes and dreams of their family's future: it is a very confusing and traumatic time when parents are required to make difficult decisions.With her camera, Nicola sensitively and unobtrusively captures precious moments and memories of the short time that the families have with their babies. By providing them with the photographs, families have something to cherish and validate their parenthood long after the funeral. Nicola is utterly selfless, a consummate professional and is valued and praised by every family with which she has worked."

(Copied from MCHFT Celebration of Achievements Awards 2011/2012 programme booklet)

Monday, 5 March 2012

Ray of Hope Stall Dates for 2012

Ray of Hope's weekly stall, selling babywear and knitted toys, is open from 8.30-15.00 in the outpatients' hall, Leighton Hospital, Crewe.

The stall alternates between Thursdays and Fridays, so this week the stall will be open on Friday (9th March) and next week on Thursday (15th March).

Below are all the dates for the stall for the rest of 2012. 

Please note there will be no stall on Good Friday, 6th April 2012. 

Thursday 1st 
Friday 9th
Thursday 15th
Friday 23rd
Thu 29th

Thursday 12th
Friday 20th
Thursday 26th

NO STALL on Friday April 6th

Friday 4th
Thursday 10th
Friday 18th
Thursday 24th

Friday 1st
Thursday 7th
Friday 15th
Thursday 21st
Friday 29th

Thursday 5th
Friday 13th
Thursday 19th
Friday 27th

Thursday 2nd
Friday 10th
Thursday 16th
Friday 24th
Thursday 30th

Friday 7th
Thursday 13th
Friday 21st
Thursday 27th

Friday 5th
Thursday 11th
Friday 19th
Thursday 25th

Friday 2nd
Thursday 8th
Friday 16th
Thu 22nd
Friday 30th

Thursday 6th
Friday 14th
Thursday 20th

Latest Donations - February 2012

Donations continue to come in to Ray of Hope for us to add to our fundraising total for Mid Cheshire Hospitals One in Eleven Appeal. We're so grateful to everyone who contributes. 

Crewe and District Probus Club raised £405.75. Many, many thanks. 

K Daley donated £150 in memory of her beloved triplets. Thank you so much.

Mr J Lawrence and family sent a donation of £225 in memory of Barbara, a cherished wife, mother and grandmother. Thank you.