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Tiny babies at Southend Hospital receive a big helping hand

29 September 2014

Fundraising

Local-based company Procter & Gamble, from West Thurrock, Grays, made a small, but helpful donation to the special care baby unit (SCBU) at Southend Hospital recently.

The donation wasn't small in number, but small in size as these were 200 Pampers premature baby nappies, perfect for little bums and just the thing for new mums and dads of premature babies.

Ward manager, Kerry Emmerton, said: "This generous donation will make a real difference to the babies and their families on our neonatal unit and its so kind of Procter & Gamble (P&G) to approach us with this support."

Paul Wilson, communities matters leader for P&G said: "We are committed to making a real difference to the communities where we live and work. We have recently set a new global strategy for our social responsibility programme to improve everyday health and confidence by experiencing P&G's unique brands."

Handing over the mini-mountain of much-needed nappies was Procter and Gamble's Initiative Planner, Nicky Lang, who commentated: "It was a real delight to deliver these nappies in person to the special care baby unit at Southend Hospital, giving the opportunity to see where some of our nappies will be in action so to speak.

The donation of nappies is part of an initiative where Procter and Gamble is committed to improving life for children in need throughout the world and each year improves life for more than 50 million children in need.