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 …

Help us to give our babies the best

First Touch’s current major fundraising campaign is for an excellent new form of ventilation for our babies; 3 ground-breaking Maquet Servo-N ventilators, at a total cost of £90,000. The nnu’s Dr Donovan Duffy explains the need for the fundraising and the devices: ‘’At the beginning of 2020 the neonatal unit took delivery of 14 new Maquet Servo-N devices which St …

Helping to take the anxiety out of separation

One of the things we are very proud to have been part of during the nnu’s reaction to the pandemic is the provision of the vCreate remote video system. This enables families to see their baby on screen via photos and videos at the nursery at St George’s Hospital while the family are at home. This has been particularly important …

Facing the future with First Touch

Who is the mysterious lady pictured above? It’s none other than the lovely SheShe who is proudly modelling our new First Touch face masks.   With government rules around Covid constantly changing, once again we have found that being a small charity can be a massive advantage, allowing us to react quickly to changing situations and enabling us to respond speedily …

Fundraising is a piece of cake for Maggie and Fred

Last summer Fred and Maggie’s baby brother, Jude spent a month in intensive care on the nnu at St George’s. These lovely young people decided they’d like to raise some money for First Touch and last week they held a doorstep cake sale (carefully observing the correct social distancing rules) raising a fantastic £79.95.   We’re not sure what looks …

Twin’s Twin 10 mile walk

When 10 year old nnu graduates, Amy and Thomas Bell, heard about the vCreate video system which First Touch provides for families on the unit, they decided they wanted to help. The twins said; “We are going to go on two 10 mile walks within the same week to raise money for families with premature babies. We were born 11 …

A message from Bobbie

To keep everyone on the unit as safe as possible, the First Touch team have been working from home. We have been in constant contact with unit staff to ensure they and all the families are getting all the support they need. This update from our amazing Family Centred Care Co-ordinator, Bobbie Everson, gives an insight into life on the …

Wedding Belle

Fleur and Simon were just weeks away from their wedding day this spring when their baby, Florence, decided to put in an early appearance just 25 week’s into Fleur’s pregnancy. After a stay on the nnu at St George’s and further treatment at their local hospital, Florence came home and was delighted to be the guest of honour at her …

Skydiving for First Touch

Huge congratulations and thanks to brave Craig Burrows who jumped out of a plane to raise money for First Touch! Craig, whose son Noah is being care for on the nnu, decided that instead of presents for his birthday this year, he’d like to fulfil one of his dreams, to skydive, and to combine this with raising funds for First …

Baby Leo Fundraising Campaign

We are delighted to announce that, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we have reached our £52,000 target and have been able to purchase two new state-of-the-art BabyLeo incubators.These will give the staff caring for the babies on the nnu access to the latest and best incubator technology. Donations can be made through our Baby Leo Just Giving page: …