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Special Christmas delivery for NICU babies

Edel Brittle Dec 19, 2022 12:07:09 PM

Christmas arrived early for the babies on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after 44 Jellycat toys were donated.

The toys, one for every baby who will spend Christmas Day on the unit, are kindly provided each year by a business or organisation via the N&N Hospitals Charity.

The Vivup team, who specialise in employee health and wellbeing benefits, stepped in at the last minute to source and deliver them to NICU, ready to hand out on December 25.

Kate McColl, Family Care Sister on NICU, said: “We can’t thank Vivup enough for going above and beyond to deliver these toys for our babies.

“This was going to be the first year we can remember without us distributing Jellycats for the babies, so to receive these the week before Christmas is wonderful. Thank you to Vivup on behalf of all our families.”

Simon Moyle, CEO of Vivup, commented: “We are thrilled to help. We work with NHS trusts throughout the UK and we see first-hand how their people go above and beyond for their patients every day. So, we were only too happy to jump in and help out for this very special Christmas delivery.

“On behalf of myself and the team at Vivup, we wish everyone in NICU a very Merry Christmas and we hope the Jellycats enjoy their new homes!”

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Pictured: Edel Brittle, from Vivup, hands over the Jellycat toys to NICU Matron Paula, Family Care Sister Kate, and the NICU staff.