'Twiddlemuffs' arrive at Royal Stoke!

We are very lucky to have a group of amazing knitters who regularly supply our neonatal unit with beautiful clothes for our tiny patients. But we have recently discovered a new item which is especially for our older patients instead.

Twiddlemuffs are knitted muffs which help calm older people who suffer restless hands due to dementia. The muffs not only keep cold hands warm but have various things attached to them which the owner can ‘twiddle’, things like ribbon, zips and buttons.

We’ve just received our first batch and now we’re looking for knitters, wool and ‘twiddles’ so that we can create lots more muffs for our Elderly Care wards at Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital.

If you are a knitter or have items to donate please contact Emma Robertson on 01782 676444 or email emma.robertson@uhns.nhs.uk

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Leah and Joe donate £6,900 to UHNM Charity

We were delighted to welcome Leah Washington, Joe Pugh and their families back to Royal Stoke today! Not only was is lovely to see them all and great for them to be able to catch up with lots of the staff who cared for them last year, but they just happened to bring a cheque for £6,900 with them!

The money will be split between the Trauma and Orthopadic ward where Joe was treated and the Children's Intensive Care Unit and Children's ward where Leah was cared for.


Happy New Year!

We'd like to say Happy New Year to all of our fabulous supporters and fundraisers! We hope you've had a great festive season and that your now starting to plan your fundraising activities for 2016! As always we're here to help in anyway we can so please give us a call, drop us a line or pop into our office for a chat. 

We've had a quick look at some of the physical challenge events that are going on throughout 2016 so if you're feeling motivated to get fit and fundraise this might be a good place to start.

After the frenzy of the festive season we're now starting to make plans for the year ahead. We're working on developing a package for the Potters 'Arf and Potteries Marathon so if they are on your 'to do' list then speak to us before you sign up. We've also looking for our very first volunteers so if you want to be part of the charity in a way other than fundraising then this might be for you. Email emma.knox@uhns.nhs.uk for an application form - closing date 27th January.

That's all for now but please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep updated on all the latest news and we look forward to supporting you to raise much needed funds for the hospitals throughout 2016.


If you’re a regular visitor to the site you may have noticed a big change to what you usually see. We’re delighted to launch our new site which has been created with the team from Extra Mile Communications and offers a fresh new look which we hope you love as much as we do! As well as the usual features of how to donate and latest news, the site also provides you with lots more information about what we do and about how you can support your local hospitals through the charity.

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