The members of All Saints Wellingborough Mothers’ Union have been collecting small toiletries for the use of children who find themselves in Kettering Hospital in an emergency.
This resulted in a very interesting visit to the Skylark Ward. We were given a tour of the many facilities that this new children’s ward has to offer. It included a sensory room, a playroom, a room for teenagers, besides all medical facilities in bright child friendly surroundings.
We gave them ten toilet bags containing essentials such as toothbrush, toothpaste, a flannel, shower gel, a comb, hairbrush etc. enough for an overnight stay. These will be replaced when necessary. In fact a message was received in the evening of our visit that one had already helped a child.
A few teddies may also find their way there for brave children to take home.