Local Freemasons support Rainbow Bags for Rainbow Babies at local hospital

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For those that have experienced the loss of a baby at birth, understandably there can often be fear around purchasing anything for their ‘rainbow baby’. The term, rainbow baby, is often used to describe a baby conceived following a previous loss, the rainbow being seen as the hope following the storm.

Thanks to ongoing support from the local Freemasons, midwives at Kettering General Hospital can continue to provide rainbow bags so that parents don’t have to worry. These amazing bags contain essential supplies like a rainbow blanket, a sleepsuit, baby wipes and cotton wool.

Following their donation of £2,885 made to KGH Charity Fund in 2019 which provided huge support for the initiative when it began, a further £3,000 has been donated to Northamptonshire Health Charity by the Masonic Charitable Foundation enabling the midwives to continue purchasing items for these much-welcomed bags.

Local Freemasons Charity Steward, Gerry Crawford came in to present the generous donation to Bereavement and Rainbow Midwife, Carolyn Rowbotham and Maternity Matron, Aimee Nightingale. Northamptonshire Health Charity’s Head of Fundraising, Alison McCulloch said, “The feedback from parents receiving rainbow bags has been overwhelmingly positive and we are so grateful to the local Freemasons for this additional donation to support this project and keep making such a big difference to families.”

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