RANDOM Act of Kindness Day saw care home staff and residents donating a trove of supplies for Teesside’s newborns.
Nappies, beanie hats, mittens, blankets, sleepsuits, nappy sacks and baby wipes were among the items collected at The Beeches Care Home, Green Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, following an appeal.
Staff, family members and residents were among those who donated.
The items were wrapped into gift parcels for new mums and their babies on the neonatal unit at University Hospital of North Tees.
Sister Julie King, who works on the neonatal unit, said: “I’m delighted to accept the donations on behalf of the unit.”
Alwyn Behan, who lives at The Beeches Care Home, was among those to visit the hospital to deliver the gifts.
She said: “I was moved to tears after seeing premature baby Jasper produce a smile just for us.”
Fellow resident Janet Wren said: “It’s lovely to be able to do something to help the tiny babies. And the nurses were lovely too.”
Jess Brown, home manager at The Beeches Care Home, said: “Anything we can do to help others is a good thing so, with Random Act of Kindness Day coming up, we decided to launch the appeal.
“We had a great response from friends, family members, staff and residents, who all donated items for the neonatal unit at North Tees Hospital. We’d like to say a big thank you to all of them.
“Residents Alwyn and Janet also loved visiting the unit and were thrilled to be able to help others.”