Sisters spread festive cheer for premature babies at hospital

Sisters, Claire Webster, left, and Lianne Smith, right, who started Mummy's Little Bundle, give out

Sisters, Claire Webster, left, and Lianne Smith, right, who started Mummy's Little Bundle, give out their surplus Christmas stock to mums and their babies in the Neonatal Unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. One of the recipients is Sophie Bryant and her one-week-old baby Otto Glasspole. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2014

Two women who create gift baskets for new parents and their babies helped spread some Christmas cheer at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Sisters Lianne Smith and Claire Webster started their online business Mummy's Little Bundle – which specialises in making hampers containing items such as bibs and pamper products for mothers and babies – 18 months ago.

After creating special baby's first Christmas gift baskets for the festive season, the sisters decided to take the stock they had left over and donate it to the neonatal intensive care unit on Christmas Eve.

Mrs Smith, who lives in Wymondham, said: 'We rang up the unit to see if we could drop the boxes off because many of the premature and poorly babies would not be home for Christmas.

'It was amazing and we got shown around and saw the babies. One woman we gave a gift basket to was a bit bewildered but pleased.


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'It was a nice feeling when we left and nice to know we've done something good.'

Both Mrs Smith and Miss Webster, who lives in Costessey, recently left their jobs at Lotus cars and the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital to focus full-time on their business.

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They are currently looking for premises in Norwich to open up their own shop.

Mrs Smith added: 'It's going well and at the moment we're working from a warehouse in Rackheath. It'll be nice to have our own place.'

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