Team Spoons take on the GM Run

Team Spoons take on the GM Run On 26th May 2024, 28 enthusiastic fundraisers stepped up to run the iconic Great Manchester Run 10k to raise vital funds for Spoons. Our Founder, Kirsten Mitchell, was joined by staff, volunteers, neonatal parents and trustees – all inspired by their own personal connection to Spoons. We had […]

Laura’s running to say ‘thank you’

Laura’s running to say ‘thank you’ Laura Pagan, Talent Acquisition Manager at Manchester-based legal recruitment firm, William James Recruitment, was supported by Spoons when her son, Ethan, was born 6 weeks early. Laura and her family experienced the highs and lows of neonatal care in the weeks after his birth. Now, to support other families […]

79 Day Challenge raises over £13,000!

Shaun and Lauren Adams created the Seventy Nine Club back in 2021, following the birth of their twin daughters who were born prematurely and spent time in neonatal care. After receiving the devastating news that one of their girls needed open heart surgery, they found strength in community and positivity. Now in its 4th year, […]

Help to Heal Urgent Appeal

Support our ‘Help to Heal’ Urgent Appeal We are there for families from admission to the neonatal unit, and beyond, for as long as we are needed. Spoons’ team of skilled staff and volunteers help to reduce the stress, isolation and worry felt by families going through neonatal care in Greater Manchester. But, we urgently […]

Neontatal Care Bill Event

You’re invited to our festive, in-person, networking and discussion around the impact of The Neonatal Care Bill for both employers and employees. We will be joined on 11th December by expert speakers: Dr Krystal Wilkinson, Reader (Associate Professor) in Human Resource Management at Manchester Metropolitan University Claire Treacy, Associate in Employment at Kuits Solicitors Date: […]

World Prematurity Day: Reflections on our Spoons Journey

World Prematurity Day: reflections on our Spoons journey This World Prematurity Day, Kirsten Mitchell, our Founder and Operations Manager, reflects on her own experience of neonatal care and the journey she’s been on since setting up Spoons Neonatal Family Support in 2015… “In a recent conversation about the upcoming World Prematurity Day, I noted that […]