Local residents and their families across London and beyond are joining forces to support NHS superstars and get active during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Every year since 1992 on 5th May The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) leads a day of global recognition and celebration of the work of midwives which is observed by more than 50 nations and coordinated by the ICM in partnership with its member organisations.

Jump for our Stars hopes to boost the campaign on International Day of the midwife to celebrate how midwives have risen to this extraordinary challenge to support one another in the fight to protect women and babies during the COVID-19 outbreak.

People of all ages are encouraged to take part and share their photos. They are also encouraging people to submit artwork alongside their donation as the maternity services unit’s walls need some livening up especially during these dark times.

“Vicki is one of the many NHS superstars and now one of our closest friends, living locally in North West London. Vicki is the Director of Midwifery at Chelsea & Westminster and is an inspiration to us all with her compassion and hard work which makes a difference to so many. She has been determined to continue providing her exceptional services to the community despite the challenges presented by the pandemic. We wanted to do something to help her and her incredible staff during these exceedingly difficult times.” Tamsin Daniel

Jump for our Stars: A social media challenge that aims to get children and grown-ups star jumping to raise money for NHS maternity services.

The formula is simple:

🌟 Star jump for 5 mins

🌟 Donate £5 on JustGiving page:

🌟 Nominate 5 people to take this challenge

🌟 Share on any social media channel using the hashtag #NHSstarjumpers

As lockdown rules continue, a group of North West London parents and children have launched a fun and innovative campaign to support the NHS maternity staff at West Middlesex and Chelsea and Westminster hospitals. Inspired by their friend, Vicki Cochrane, Director of Midwifery and inspiration to many in their community, who is working tirelessly to help women at one of the most vulnerable stages of their lives.

“Loads of kids and families are taking part in this fun challenge to stay active and help maternity services in London hospitals. If you get the call to take part we urge you to do so and raise money for NHS superstars, have fun and get active.” Tamsin Daniel

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