Supporting those in need this Christmas

L to R: Dr Sharon Ryan (NICU staff specialist), Stephanie Love (CFO Umwelt), Philippa Calvert (Clinical Nurse Specialist), Madelon Scully, (Occupational Therapist), Barbara Crossley (Managing Director Umwelt)

Every year the team at Umwelt lend their support to a range of charitable or community based organisations. Our company and staff’s personal values often align, but never more so than at this time of year. At Umwelt we respect, care and support those around us.

Our Theme this year is Supporting Our Own, and through fundraising and staff donations, we chose to support The NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). – Incredibly around 25% of all babies born at the John Hunter need the specialist care of the NICU. So many people around us have needed the support of this amazing unit, and we felt it was time to return that favour.

The Umwelt team ran a food drive, with staff kindly donating non – perishable food items, as well as cash through some fundraising activities. Never shy to participate and show their support around worthwhile causes, our staff certainly put the FUN into fundraising.

It was a pleasure to present the care packages and food vouchers to Madelon, Sharon and Philippa when they visited our offices on 7 December. We hope our small contribution makes a difference to the families of the babies staying at the unit.