A charity set up in memory of a baby girl who bravely fought a rare and ultimately fatal condition has handed over its 200th gift box to Milton Keynes Hospital’s neonatal unit.
Last week Emily’s Star delivered their 200th Emily’s gift box to the unit for premature and underweight babies in Milton Keynes.
After Katie Elmer tragically lost her baby daughter Emily to genetic disorder Trisomy 18, she set up the Emily’s Star charity to help support local families who have children with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses.
Every year 10 per cent of babies born in Milton Keynes go through the neonatal unit – 400 on average every year – and Emily’s Star is helping 50 per cent of them by providing the gift boxes.
Katie said: “We also provided fresh linen for the three mews rooms for overnight stays for the parents as well as more blankets, muslin squares, specialist bottles for babies who are unable to breast feed with an impaired sucking reflex and specialist dummies for smaller mouths.
“Delivering our 200th box is a great achievement and has been noted by the chief executive of MKGH.”
To find out more, visit www.emilysstar.co.uk