May

We hope all our friends and customers are staying alert to stay safe during these unprecedented times. Avoid the shops and use the online stores to keep yourself 2m away from other shoppers.

You can shop for new items here or donated items in our rosieinstitches2010 eBay charity store, and vintage knitting patterns on our facebook page.

Please also refer to our facebook page which is updated daily.

While you are shopping online, you could be saving money and helping our fundraising for items for the mums and babies at the Rosie Hospital that the NHS cannot buy.

Click on one of our affiliate store buttons on the right and a percentage of your purchase will come to The Friends of the Rosie Hospital.

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to sprucing up your home and garden – you could be raising free donations for Friends of the Rosie Hospital, Cambridge, England with easyfundraising? We all have someone who can do with a little cheering up right now. Send flowers, a special card or even print your favourite family photos and raise for your cause from home.

There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, notonthehighsteet, Currys PC World, Argos, John Lewis and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

1. Go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/forh and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Friends of the Rosie Hospital, Cambridge, England at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

From car insurance to broadband or your energy provider, there are so many ways to save on your bills AND raise more free donations. There are no catches or hidden charges and Friends of the Rosie Hospital, Cambridge, England will be really grateful for your donations.

With your help in 2020 we have raised over £2,000 for the mums and babies at The Rosie Hospital.

If you would like to donate some of your spare time while you are staying safe at home, pop over to our volunteering page for some ideas.

**** UPDATED COVID VISTING INFORMATION****

▪️ All other visiting will stop – this is to include all inpatient areas, including the Antenatal and postnatal ward. The Rosie Hospital Facebook Page

Thank you for your support.

International Day of the Midwife 2017

On 5th May 2017 the team at the Rosie Hospital celebrated the history of midwifery.

Chief nurse Ann-Marie Ingle with head of midwifery, Anna Shasha, who came as Sister Monica Joan of Nonnatus House

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Mary Cooper put together a display about the Friends of the Rosie. She and Susan Howlett enjoyed the day talking about the charity.

Some of the staff dressed up in past nurses’ uniforms and Sarah Hackett had a stall about breast feeding and displaying the knitted boobs she had requested earlier. She also had dolls of different nationalities there, which we are paying for and for which she is very grateful. People were very interested in the scrapbook.

The Addenbrooke’s Archivist had a book with handwritten entries of births back to the 1930’s. Most were ‘legitimate’ but some not and she was asked what ‘illegitimate’ meant by a 30 something adult. A social revolution!

We sold £20 worth of knittted goods.

May News

We would like to wish all our customers a Happy Summer.

The Friends of the Rosie Hospital are helping to make the Rosie a more comfortable environment for mothers and babies. If you have any toy stuffing or yarn we are in urgent need of your donation. For up-to-the minute information follow Rosie in Stitches facebook page.

Rosie in Stitches would like to thank all our customers at our recent stalls, our income for 2017 is already at £620.

See below for where you can shop with us again.

Upcoming Stall dates this Summer

Tea Bar, Rosie Hospital Outpatient Clinic
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Chesterton Festival, Recreation Ground
Saturday 17th June 1pm to 5pm

50th Anniversary Fete, Bar Hill Village Green
Saturday 1st July 1pm to 5pm

New members are always welcome, whether to contribute financially, to join our team of knitters, to organise the three large stalls per year at Addenbrooke’s Outpatients, provide transport for our volunteers, display a small selection of our wares or to help on the Rosie tea bar. Contact Mary Sanders on 01223 356615 further details are given on our Volunteering page.

While you’re looking for bargains online, whether you fancy booking your next getaway, refreshing your home and garden or giving your wardrobe a spring spruce up – you’ll find some extra savings at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/forh. Shop twice this month and you could win up to £500 for Friends of the Rosie! Find the eVoucher codes on the Special Offers page. Argos have great deals on over 1000 baby and toddler essentials. Like Easyfundraising on facebook and you’ll be entered into the prize draw. For another chance to win, enter on their blog

Tell your friends about easyfundraising

You can raise funds by using the Easyfundraising search site at http://forh.easysearch.org.uk

Thank you for your continued support”