New Peer Support Programme for nnu Families

First Touch is very proud to be supporting a fantastic new initiative on the nnu to introduce parent peer supporters who will help mums and dads with their neonatal unit journey. The unit’s staff are hoping to recruit parents who have completed their own journeys, to offer help and support to current families. Full training will be given. If you …

It’s (virtual) Party Time!

The First Touch St George’s NNu Graduates’ Christmas Zoom party is happening today, Sunday 13th Decmeber, at 3pm We may not all be able to meet at St George’s but we can bring you 45 minutes of fab Christmas fun from the brilliant Dantastic Productions straight to your homes live via Zoom. If you were at last year’s party you’ll …

Breastfeeding mums are in the pink!

We know the expressing rooms on the NNU and SCBU are more than simply a facility for mums to express their precious”liquid gold”. These rooms are a place where mums can sit and decompress and where enduring friendships are formed. First Touch was delighted to support SCBU Ward Manager, Cathie Wells in a recent refurbishment of their expressing room. The …

Anytime makes time to fundraise for First Touch

We are very grateful to everyone at Anytime Fitness in Sutton for their recent support. Elaine Crossley, the Club’s Manager told us: At Anytime Fitness Sutton, working with the community is very important to us and a few times a year we hold Fundraising Events.  One of our members, Francesca, suggested First Touch as she already donates and is very …

Thank you NNU!

We’d like to share this lovely letter we recently received from the Chapman family:   Dear First Touch/NNU We just want to thank you and all your staff for all the amazing work you do day in, day out. After giving birth at St George’s and spending 10 weeks In the neonatal unit, we finally made it home last week. …

Please join us today at 3pm for the Annual Neonatal Memorial Service

This year, because of current restrictions, we are sadly unable to meet at St George’s for our Annual Neonatal Memorial Service. However, we can all still come together via our online service to remember the too-brief lives of these precious babies and to celebrate the love they left behind.   “The smallest feet leave the biggest footprints in our hearts” …

Annual neonatal memorial service – remembering our babies lost too soon

The Annual Neonatal Memorial Service is a very important event for the families of babies who have died and for the neonatal staff who cared for them. Although this year we sadly cannot meet in person, we are planning an online service which everyone will be able to join from home to remember and to celebrate the precious babies who …

The only way is up for Natasha and Tina

Baby Harrison Chapman has so far spent over 8 weeks with us on the nnu and his mum,  Paige and dad, Wesley have been staying in the hospital to be as close to him as possible. Grateful for all the support her brother and sister in law have received, Harrison’s lovely auntie Natasha King decided to climb the O2 with …

Emma’s excellent 10k

When Emma Laney Smith was given a charity place in a 10k race from GOSH she kindly decided that First Touch would benefit too.  Emma says “After the excellent care you gave our daughter Grace, and all the babies who we know need continued help and care going forward, I pledged to match the GOSH donation with the same amount …

Seaside cycle in memory of little Logan

We are incredibly grateful to Conor Leahy and his wonderful friends for the cycle ride they organised in memory of Conor’s son, Logan, to raise money for First Touch. Conor tells their story here: We’ve very proudly completed our charity cycle of 70 miles in total from London to Camber Sands and raised over £4,000 with Gift Aid in memory …