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.

The Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge

On Thursday 27th April Hazel Crabtree and Susan Howlett went to The Awards Ceremony for the finals of The Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge held at the Junction Cambridge. It was the first year this had been held in Cambridgeshire. There were three teams in the final two from St Ivo and one from St Mary’s Girls School. Although the St Ivo team raising money for us didn’t win they did win an award for the Best Display and Presentation. They were called The 7 Marketeers the team was made up of Tiago, Lewis, Freya, Jacob, Michael, Ben and Jordan. They gave a very good presentation and they raised £386 for The Friends of the Rosie. A very enjoyable evening again being able to promote Friends of the Rosie.

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 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

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Thank you for your continued support”