First Touch merchandise for sale!

We have a range of merchandise for sale and we’d love you to take a look and consider supporting us. To find out more, please follow the link to our Just Giving page Buying and using our merchandise not only supports our charity work, but it also helps to promote awareness of us amongst your family and friends. Please support …

First Touch supports Kangaroo Care Awareness Day

As well as providing outstanding medical care to the babies on the NNU, the fantastic staff are forever going the extra mile to give families positive experiences and make lovely memories. Today’s celebration of Kangaroo Care Day today was no exception. The theme of this year’s event was “Embrace The Magic”, and that’s just what happened. First Touch were delighted …

Hannah runs the London Marathon for First Touch

It’s marathon season and we have been lucky enough to have several runners supporting First Touch whilst conquering 26 miles of sheer endurance. Hannah McCambridge is one of our Marathon Heroes. She managed to raise over £1,300 when she completed the London Marathon this month. Hannah told us: “First touch were invaluable to my best friend and her family during …

Laura Savell – another Marathon Hero!

Laura Savell is another hero to conquer the Brighton Marathon this year! Laura has managed to raise over £2000 for First Touch, in loving memory of her good friend, Anna Bannerman. First Touch was a charity close to Anna’s heart, and knowing this motivated Laura to keep on training and fundraising. Laura told us: “It meant so much to run …

Cameron conquers the Brighton Marathon

Twins Marnie and Penelope were born eleven weeks early, and received expert care at St George’s. Their grateful dad Cameron ran the Brighton Marathon on Sunday, to raise money for our charity’s Welfare Support schemes to help families at the neonatal unit. He has raised a marvellous £1,941 in sponsorship. You can visit his giving page here. Cameron wrote to …

Lions Ride Team Return To The Neonatal Unit

A while ago the Lions Ride team decided to take on a challenge in Leo and Max’s names. And by ‘challenge’ we certainly mean ‘challenge’! This team cycled all the way from Barcelona, Spain to St Tropez, southern France, to raise money for First Touch. The challengers were featured on the Chris Evans’ radio show and on French radio. Sponsorship flooded in, …

Run for First Touch in 2024

Calling all runners or would-be runners! Fancy setting yourself a challenge for 2024? Like the idea of raising money for your favourite charity? First Touch has a couple of events you may be interested in. The London 10k takes place on the 14th July 2024. The route takes you past some of London’s most spectacular landmarks, including Big Ben and …

The South Family continue to support First Touch

Just before Christmas, The South Family’s Caroline, Ben and Peter came to the nnu to present a cheque for £20,000. The money will buy 3 milk warmers, partly fund a BabyLeo incubator and pay for new sofas for the Family Room, among other vital things at St George’s Hospital. Caroline South said, ‘We were delighted to present a cheque for …

First Touch celebrates World Prematurity Day 2023

First Touch marked World Prematurity Day with a photo exhibition in the foyer of St George’s Hospital, celebrating 25 years of neonatal care. We also funded food, gifts and decorations on the neonatal unit for staff and families. World Prematurity Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges of preterm birth and to link communities in order to provide …

Simulation Training Mannequin arrives on the unit

Consultant Dr Justin Richards and nursing Sister Jess Buckley are pictured here with the brand new simulation training mannequin and equipment that arrived ten days ago. Here Jess explains why simulation training is vital, and thanks the First Touch donors who enabled us to buy the equipment for the neonatal unit; ‘We are extremely thankful to First Touch and its …