Each year for the month of December our staff are able to wear a Christmas jumper to work if they wish. All that we ask is that they donate a […]

Each year for the month of December our staff are able to wear a Christmas jumper to work if they wish. All that we ask is that they donate a small amount to our chosen charity. This year the charity we have chosen is one close to the heart of one of our team.

Unique is the charity we are raising money for this month!

They aim to be there for families and individuals, offering a listening ear, an understanding, sympathetic presence to support them when they need us most, often at or just after receiving a diagnosis of a rare chromosome disorder or an autosomal dominant single gene disorder.

With Suzie’s permission I am able to share this. Suzie the deputy manager at Mont Le Grand, has received first hand support from Unique for her family. Suzie wants to share some of their story:

‘’When my granddaughter Penelope, was born eight years ago, the medical staff knew very little about her conditions and offered minimal support to my daughter and she and the rest of my family were left very much in the dark.

However, I discovered Unique purely by chance and they were an absolute revelation. The literature that they provide on so many chromosomal disorders is incredible and so very helpful; but Unique’s staff are simply wonderful and are amongst the kindest and most empathetic people, I have ever met.

They went to fabulous lengths to try and gain more information for our family; (as some of Penelope’s conditions were very rare) which included putting us in touch with Boston’s Children’s Hospital in America. Unique were always at the end of the phone and had the time to listen and respond to an endless stream of questions. 

When Penelope very, very sadly died, Unique were still there to offer support and genuine kindness to my daughter and the rest of the family. 

I can’t praise or thank Unique Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group enough!!’’

A very worthy and great choice for our charity this month and if you’d like to donate, we have collection boxes in every nursery.

We are all throwing on our Christmas Jumpers and we’d love you to join us too!

Full details of the charity can be found here.

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