Warrington Lodge of Concord No 1250 member Chris Todd continues to bring Christmas joy to the Neonatal Unit at Warrington General Hospital again this year, by kindly donating new cuddly toys, which will be used as gifts. Chris, the former head of security at the hospital started donating teddies back in 2017 and each year he ensures the smallest patients have a gift in their cot on Christmas morning.
The cuddly toys will be used as gifts for babies not ready to go home for Christmas Day. Erica Wiles, from the Neonatal Unit said: “Chris Todd’s generosity is heart-warming, and we are forever grateful to him for the soft cuddly toys for our babies to wake up to on Christmas morning. This is the seventh year that Chris has donated to the Neonatal Unit and we look forward to seeing him every year. We are grateful to him for the continued support of our hospital.”
The Neonatal Unit cares for more than 400 babies every year and is equipped with two intensive care cots and a total of 12 spaces for a mix of high-dependency and special care babies. There is also a dedicated family room for parents to spend time away from the unit; visiting time is unrestricted for parents and siblings allowing them to spend valuable time bonding with their new-born’s.
Chris commented: “Christmas is a time of special giving and what is more special than giving our new soft cuddly toys to those extraordinary babies in the Unit. I would like to wish all the babies, mums, and dads; not forgetting the dedicated staff hearty season’s greetings and all the best for 2024. and a big thank you to the staff at The Entertainer Shop, in the Golden Square, for choosing our gifts.”