We are really pleased to announce that we have recently been awarded £1,000 from Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Council as a contribution towards the refurbishment of the Family Room for the Neonatal Unit.
We have been seeking funding to make the room more comfortable for those parents and relatives of very unwell new-born babies who are often, sadly, fighting for their lives. A comfortable, inviting space – although not essential – can make a huge difference for those processing difficult news, or needing to step away from the ward to rest and reset.
Being in a hospital can be frightening, especially when your infant has been born unwell. Having a calming space for a moment of respite for these families will make a huge difference to them, as babies can sometimes be in the unit for weeks, if not months at a time.
Amy Sharp, Trust Fundraiser at Milton Keynes Hospital Charity said: “The aim of this project is to turn the space from a bland, uncomfortable room into somewhere that offers a space to reflect, a chance to have a much-needed rest, and a calming space to quietly process. We want to provide a home away from home, for those that spend hours in the ward. This donation, alongside a donation from the Stephen Searle Remembrance Fund, will enable us to support this very worthwhile development.”