Hoodies mean twin goodies

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A MUM who was inspired to start her own business after giving birth to premature twins has donated a chunk of her profits to help other parents.

Isobel Thompson’s twin girls were born at Milton Keynes hospital eight years ago and both spent weeks in the neonatal unit.

During this time Isobel met fellow mum Kate Frankland and they became firm friends.

But it was only when their babies were home and they were wrestling with the “utter impracticality” of so many baby products, that the pair realised their business opportunity.

In 2005 they set up their own company called Morrck and created the Baby Hoodie, a travel wrap designed to fit in any car and buggy.

The hoodie went on to be a resounding success with grateful mums and has won several national awards.

Over the years the range has expanded to include a ‘Wrapture’ hoodie, a poncho-style coat, a ‘towelling Splasha’ and baby blankets.

Isobel, who lives in Stony Stratford, is keen to help other parents of twins and has chosen TAMBA – the Twins and Multiple Births Association – as her official charity.

From every online sale, Morrck is donating £1 to TAMBA.

This week Isobel presented TAMBA with a cheque for £2,800.

This will pay for the charity to produce a free guide written to prepare multiple birth parents if one or more of their babies might need neonatal care.

Said Isobel: “TAMBA is a charity close to our heart. Having experienced life in the special care baby unit we understand first-hand just how invaluable help and support is in those first dew weeks.”

TAMBA chief executive Keith Reed,said: “Morrck have been fantastic in helping us to deliver a piece of work that is so vitally needed.

“We know from our monitoring that parents who are prepared for the possibility of having a baby in neonatal care are much better able to cope both emotionally and practically, which makes a significant difference in years to come.”

To visit Morrck go to www.morrck.com.TAMBA can be contacted via www.tamba.org.uk or called on 0800 138 0509.