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One Mother to Another

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$774 donated

Given by 15 generous donors in over a year


From One Mother to Another shows love and support to Mums & Carers in the Children's Acute Assessment Unit at Christchurch hospital by way

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  Canterbury Sick Kids

From One Mother to Another was started in the middle of 2016 after Christina Buckland had to take her daughter Arabelle into the CAA department of Christchurch hospital (Children’s Acute Assessment Unit), which, even though the staff are amazing, is a very scary and uncertain place to be.

It was a very challenging time for her...

While in the unit, Arabelle was given an age appropriate 'goodie' bag full of things to entertain her, and it was a little ray of light into her world that morning. These packs for the kids are funded by the hospital and are an asset to the wards.

It gave Christina the idea to put a pack together for the Mum or a Carer in an effort to encourage and improve what could quite possibly be, one of the most stressful days of their lives.

She self funded 10 packs, which proved a big hit.

Joy Reid (also a mother who has spent time in hospital with one of her children) then got onboard and worked her magic to make this thought a bigger reality! They now supply around 50 packs per month to the staff at the CAA ward. The staff then choose which Mothers or Carers receive them (usually those who are under a lot of stress/ pressure or those with very young babies).

Each pack is filled to the brim with goodies, some items are practical and some are pure indulgent.

The items have either been generously donated from businesses, others have been purchased using donated money from family and friends, and other items are beautifully hand made goods.

The feedback from the Christchurch Children's Acute Assessment Unit has been astounding. In one of his latest emails, the charge nurse of the unit Warren Nairn wrote "The packs continue to be very well received; both by the staff giving them out and the mothers receiving them. One new mother cried when she was given one. Tears of appreciation of course."

This has made us want to try make these packs a regular occurrence.

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  • Holly, Keiran & Ava

    Holly, Keiran & Ava on 29 Dec 2017


    We were given this wee bag of goodies after being admitted to the CAA unit with our 5 day old baby girl. This was the most wonderful surprise that definitely lifted our spirits! Thankfully our girl is now a healthy and thriving 3 month old. Hopefully this can go towards a bag or two, to help another family in need of a boost xx


  • Jasmine

    Jasmine on 09 Dec 2017


    I received one of your gifts while in NICU recently with my new are doing amazing work.


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 10 Sep 2017


    You ladies are truely amazing. Thank you for all you do xxx


  • Cathy nott

    Cathy nott on 19 Aug 2017


    Thank you for my pack. We were in acute in the weekend. I was so stressed and sleep deprived coming in at night with my 6 week old leaving my three under 5s with dad at home . the coffee sachets helped a lot! And the lights were so precious. It was nice bringing that home for the kids too. XXX


  • Olivia Yates

    Olivia Yates on 11 Jun 2017


    Thank you so much, this was a little ray of light in such a frightening situation with my wee baby x


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This page was created on 20 Sep 2016 and closed on 31 Dec 2017.
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