20 December 2019
Hampshire based brand Childs Farm, the UK’s fastest growing baby and child toiletries brand, got into the festive spirit by paying a visit to Southampton Hospital Charity.
They were delighted to be able to deliver hampers packed full of Christmas gifts for hundreds of young patients and staff on the wards in Southampton Children’s Hospital.
Based in Sherborne St John near Basingstoke, Childs Farm uses naturally-derived ingredients and fruity-fragranced essential oils to produce toiletries.
These are specifically formulated to be mild, kind and safe for the care of hair and skin of newborns, babies and children – even those with sensitive, dry and even eczema prone skin.
Delivering shampoo, conditioner, baby oil, DVDs and colouring books to young patients across ten children’s wards and four neonatal units, the Childs Farm team also gifted handwash to nursing staff and volunteers.
Joyce Stebbings, Youth and Play Services Manager at Southampton Children’s Hospital, said:
It’s amazing that Childs Farm continue to visit us every Christmas, and we really look forward to it.
We value their generosity so much and the gifts make a real difference to our young patients and their families.
I am a big fan of Childs Farm products myself, as are a lot of our staff, and it’s wonderful that we can give them out to patients knowing that they are natural and safe for their skin.
Some families may have to come into hospital at short notice, say if their child suddenly becomes ill or are in a car accident for example, and don’t have anything with them.
Something as simple as being able to wash with nice toiletries really does help to make their time in hospital a better experience.”
Joanna Jensen, CEO and founder of Childs Farm, said:
We were truly honoured to pay a Christmas visit to the wonderful babies, children, nursing staff and volunteers at Southampton Children’s Hospital.
We were hugely inspired to meet some of the young patients and their families there, many of whom will be spending Christmas away from home.
To see first-hand the hard work that goes on behind the scenes at the hospital, not just at Christmas but 365 days a year, was humbling, and we want to thank the busy staff there for welcoming us so warmly.
If our gifts make things just a tiny bit more comfortable for the patients and staff at the hospital during the festive season we will be thrilled.”