Wimbledon cafe to host fundraising day for neo natal baby unit
By julie_cross | Monday, July 02, 2012, 11:01
A Wimbledon café aimed at families is to host an open day to raise funds for the neo natal unit at St George's Hospital.
The event at the Gooseberry Bush café, Kingston Road, on Saturday, July 14, will enable Wimbledon residents to come along and find out a bit more about the work the charity does, meet some of the therapists and teachers, try out a couple of the therapies or classes for yourself (for a donation to the charity), and taste some delicious cakes or cookies specially made for the occasion.
The First Touch charity was established in 1998 to assist the Neonatal Unit, and is run as a separate entity to the main hospital. It works hard to provide extra equipment for the intensive, high dependency and special care nurseries, both for the babies and their families.
Angela Yates, owner of Gooseberry Bush, local NCT Antenatal Teacher and Postnatal Tutor, set up the first NCT Antenatal courses specifically for Twin parents in 2010 and therefore Gooseberry Bush has set itself a target of £2,500 in order to buy a Twin incubator.
She will also be holding a Silent auction, with some fantastic lots to bid for, as well as a Raffle with some great prizes to win.
You can get a taster of the Gooseberry Bush and what's on offer there on their website at www.gooseberrybushcentres.com and make your bids for the prizes either via the website, or by buying a raffle ticket at Gooseberry Bush.
You can find out more about the First Touch Charity at www.first-touch.org.uk
Jo Campbell http://www.sweetheartstudio.co.uk/ Mini family portrait session: includes a half hour shoot on location and 5 images as gift prints and on DVD. Value £220 Reserve: £110
Sally Hammerson-Keane http://www.sallykean-hammerson.co.uk/ Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture worth £75 (2 hours approx): Reserve: £37.50
Elodie Nelson www.facebook.com/ElodieBabyServices A baby massage course at the Gooseberry Bush, or a one-to-one if the baby is premature or very small Value: £65 Reserve £32.50
Annabel Hargrave www.annabel-yogabirth.com 1:1 yoga session, suitable for all as can be adapted for antenatal, postnatal or not in any way pregnant. Value: £50 Reserve: £25
Samantha Gaskell: http://tasteforlifenutrition.com/Nutritional Therapy initial consultation Value: £65 Reserve: £32.50
Lisa Dennison www.lisadennisonosteopathy.co.uk: Osteopathic mother and baby postnatal check-up Value £45 Reserve £22.50
Jamie Lloyd http://www.jlpersonaltraining.com/kettlebell-info.php: Kettlebells classes Value: £99 Reserve: £50
Jamie Lloyd http://www.jlpersonaltraining.com/index.php Buggybells classes Value: £75 Reserve: £37.50
To bid for any of the above items, please email your bid to: firstname.lastname@example.org stating in the title of your email which prize you are bidding for. Don't forget to also tell us how much you are prepared to pay.
Send your name and address, email address and phone number with a note of the item you wish to bid for and the amount of your bid and send it in a sealed envelope to:
First Touch Silent Auction, Gooseberry Bush, 115 Kingston Road, London SW19 1LT
The bids will be opened at 4.30pm on SaturdayJuly 14 at the Gooseberry Bush and the winners will be informed within one week by email. If you are informed that you have won, please donate the amount you have bid to the charity though JustGiving: https://www.justgiving.com/firsttouchstgeorges/donate Please ensure that you include your name (do not donate anonymously or we won't know you can be awarded your prize!).
On receipt of payment a voucher for the item (where relevant) will be sent to you.
Any prizes not claimed and paid for by 31st July will be passed onto the next bidder.
Sandra Bush www.birthconfidence.com: Natal Hypnotherapy Book (£8.99) and a Relaxation and Stress Management CD (suitable for all, not just pregnancy) (£11.99)
Ali Palmer: http://musicalexpress.co.uk/ Musical Express 6 weeks classes for one child Value £39
Sarah Parkinson: 1 to 1 or 2 to1 Pilates session. Value Up to £62
Louise Abbott-Little http://www.essence-therapies.co.uk/: Aromatherapy massage (pregnancy or normal) at the Gooseberry Bush Value £55
Jamie Lloyd http://www.jlpersonaltraining.com/index.php: Nutrition Analysis or 1:1 personal training session worth up to £75
Liz Bevan-Jones and Yvonne Stone: www.acorn2oakhealth.co.uk No Nonsense Vaccination Handbook for the raffle Value £16 Reserve £8
Liz Bevan-Jones: initial homeopathic consultation £65
Tickets will cost £2 each, and are available for sale in the Gooseberry Bush Café. The draw will also be made on July 14 at 4.00pm and the winners may either choose their prize on the day or will be informed by email within one week, and names will be posted on the website.
All prizes for both the silent auction and the raffle must be claimed by January 31, 2013.