Touch of charm for pregnant women at King’s Mill Hospital

NICE AND QUIET -- for pregnant women at King's Mill Hospital, thanks to a refurbished room paid for by a donation.
NICE AND QUIET -- for pregnant women at King's Mill Hospital, thanks to a refurbished room paid for by a donation.

A successful business in the private sector has handed over a generous donation to improve NHS services at King’s Mill Hospital in Sutton.

Wedding and event decor company Touch Of Charm, based at Mansfield, has donated £1,000 to improve the care being provided for pregnant women at the hospital.

The money has supported the refurbishment of a quiet room in the antenatal suite, which means more comfortable surroundings for the expectant mothers.

Kelly Wilson, who runs Touch Of Charm, raised the funds by organising a charity night. The cash was used to buy cosy leather furniture and soft furninshings for the quiet room.

Said Kelly: “I am aware of the great work the team in the antenatal suite do and once I found out about their need for a quiet room, I was really keen to raise the funds for such a worthy cause. It’s good to know the money has been used to create a facility which will benefit so many women and their families.”

Claire Allison, who is antenatal suite co-ordinator for the Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs King’s Mill, said she was delighted with the donation.

“Expectant mums often need somewhere quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of the busy ward, to talk with us about how their pregnancy is progressing, or to discuss any concerns they have, “ she said.

“The quiet room enables staff to provide their dedicated assistance and support in private and comfortable surroundings.

“Kelly’s hard work and generous donation have made a huge difference to the women we care for.”

Kelly will officially open the quiet room on Friday (6th March) at 10.30 am. Her company, Touch Of Charm, supplies eyecatching decor for weddings and events, including bespoke centrepieces for tables, chair covers and sashes, candy carts, balloon displays, chocolate fountains, fruit palm-trees and even candy-floss machines.