On the 30th August, our Trustee and Head Admin Kayleigh, Hospital Co-Ordinator Jenny and Fairy Alison (with fairy in training Eleanor!) delivered a donation of 100 gowns to Meadow Ward at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
Not only were we there to hand over their order, but we also had the pleasure of meeting Alex and LillyMay from BBC Bristol, so they could film the delivery for a feature they are compiling about Pyjama Fairies and the work we do.
All of the staff on the ward thoroughly enjoyed the visit, and took time to look through all of the gowns and the different fabrics used by the Fairies, and look forward to seeing more of the gowns in use and brightening up patients’ days. Beth, ward sister for Meadow Ward, said;
‘Sometimes our patients can struggle with our gowns and not want to get in them, so if they can now pick their favourite colour or their favourite animal on the gown, we think this will really help! We know they’ll be very loved and we are very appreciative to Pyjama Fairies for their donation’.
While on the ward, we had chance to meet some of the families and children on the ward, and gave some gowns to them as they waited for surgery. One of the families included Murphy. Murphy, who was born with flat head syndrome, was on Meadow ward to have a helmet moulded which would help him with the development of his head structure. When they received the gown his family said:
‘They’re very cool and unique. Murphy will like them because they are bright and colourful for such a sterile environment!’
Murphy and his family being interviewed for the feature.
We are so glad that the gowns were so well received by all of the staff and patients on the ward. It was clear to see how excited the nurses were by the delivery, and we really hope that they help to make a difference to the children and their families that visit the ward.
Thankyou to everyone for making us feel so welcome during the visit, and for the cheeky cup of tea before we left!
A massive thankyou to Alex and LillyMay (seen in the photo below) for being a part of the day and for your support. We can’t wait to see the feature!
Kayleigh, Jenny and Alison with staff from Meadow Ward and Alex and LillyMay from the BBC.