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Nominate your favourite charity for the Totter + Tumble Play Matters Campaign

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This December Totter + Tumble are gifting the places and spaces that have been a gift to you and your little one this past year.

For 24 days they will give a mat a day away to children's hospices or charities that have helped look after your babies this year.

This is all part of the Totter and Tumble Play Matters Campaign, which has gifted over 100 playmats to charities since it launched. 

A safe place to play

In September 2018 Totter + Tumble launched the #playmat_ters campaign, donating Totter + Tumble playmats to do a little good by easing the life, routine and worries of those caring for children who need somewhere safe to play. 

The concept originated at the same time that Totter+ Tumble was being formed. After a conversation with a friend, who had commented that the lack of a hygienic play space for her crawling baby to use during a hospital stay had added to their anxiety and the stress for their baby, the seed for the idea was sown.

All of the donations made so far have come as a result of parents getting in touch with a suggestion.

It may be where you work, where you or your family have been looked after, or a place you support.

To nominate a hospice or charity click here. 

So far, Totter + Tumble has donated playmats to:

  • Eastbourne District General NHS Hospital
  • Lister NHS Hospital
  • Wynthenshawe NHS Hospital
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Shooting Stars Hospices
  • Whittingdon NHS Hospital
  • Haven House Children's Hospice
  • Solace Women's Aid Refuges
  • Worcester NHS Hospital
  • Birmingham Children's Hospital
  • Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy
  • Royal Brompton Hospital
  • Royal Stoke Hospital
  • Kings College NHS Hospital London
  • Bristol Royal Children's NHS Hospital
  • Michael Palin Centre for Stammering
  • Little Village HQs
  • Royal United NHS Hospital
  • Royal Gloucester NHS Hospital
  • Royal Cornwall NHS Hospital
  • Musgrove Park NHS Hosptial
  • North Devon District NHS Hospital
  • Great Western NHS Hospital
  • Yeovil District NHS Hospital
  • Southmead NHS Hospital
  • Derriford NHS Hospital
  • Torbay NHS Hospital
  • St Michael's NHS Hospital
  • Royal Devon & Exeter Wonford NHS Hospital
  • Royal Berkshire NHS Hospital
  • St Thomas' NHS Hospital/ Evelina
  • Bristol Royal NHS Hospital for Children 
  • Northwick Park NHS Hospital
  • Zoe’s Place Baby Hospices in Liverpool, Middlesbrough and Coventry
  • Noah's Ark Children's NHS Hospital
  • The Dash Charity Refuge
  • Honeylands Children's Specialist Assessment Centre
  • Ipswich NHS Hospital Children's Ward
  • Darlington Memorial NHS Neonatal Unit
  • University Hospital of North Durham Neonatal Unit
  • Community Physiotherapy Service, St Ann's Hospital
  • Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice
  • Home-Start Charity
  • Friends of The Family Charity
  • Tunbridge Wells NHS Hospital
  • The Ark Centre Charity
  • Naomi House & Jacks Place Hospice
  • Epsom NHS Hospital
  • Ty Hafan Hospice
  • Nepacs Charity
  • Southampton NHS Hospital
  • Surrey Children & Family Health NHS
  • Children's Hospices around Scotland (CHAS) Charity
  • Hope House Hospice
  • Martin House Hospice for Young People
  • Northern Ireland Hospice
  • Helen & Douglas House Hospice
  • Rise Refuge
  • Aberdeen Maternity NHS Hospital
  • Wexham Park NHS Hospital 
  • Kings Mill NHS Hospital
  • Wigan NHS Hospital
  • Newham University NHS Hospital
  • Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary NHS
  • Ninewells Hospital NHS Tayside 
  • East Anglia Children's Hospices
  • Northampton NHS Hospital
  • Florence House, Poole NHS Hospital
  • Queen Elizabeth University NHS Hospital, Glasgow
  • CHI at Temple Street Hospital, Ireland
  • St. Mary's NHS Hospital, IOW
  • St. John's NHS Hospital, Livingstone
  • My Wish Charity (supporting West Suffolk NHS Hospital)
  • Richard House Hospice
  • The Children's Trust Charity
  • Peterborough City NHS Hospital
  • The Ickle Pickles Children's Charity
  • Addenbrooke's Cambridge University NHS Hospital
  • Poole NHS Hospital
  • Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham Children's NHS Hospital
  • Cots for Tots Charity
  • The Royal Manchester Children's NHS Hospital
  • Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity
  • Leeds General Infirmary NHS Hospital
  • Sands UK Charity
  • Cancer Fund for Children Charity, Daisy Lodge
  • Welcare Charity 
  • MACS Supporting Children & Young People
  • Calderdale Royal Infirmary
  • University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire
  • The Royal Derby Hospital
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
  • Queen's Hospital
  • St. George's Hospital
  • Whoopsadaisy Charity, Brighton
  • Refugee Council, Dover
  • Dandelion Time, Maidstone
  • The Grange Hospital, Cwmbran, Wales
  • LATCH Charity, Cardiff, Wales
  • NICU, St. John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
  • Children's Centre, Worthing Hospital
  • NICU, Singleton Hospital, Swansea, Wales
  • Frimley Health Foundation Trust, Camberley
  • Rainbows Hospice, Loughborough
  • Southend Hospital, Southend
  • Rainbow Mother and Baby Unit, Chelmsford
  • Leo's Neonatal, North Yorkshire
  • SPOONS Neonatal, Manchester
  • ANDY'S Children's Hospice, Grimbsy




Having worked across a variety of magazines, on topics from food to travel to horses, Stephanie now works as a Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online. 

She loves taking her lurcher puppy Moss for long walks in the country, and spending time with her niece and two nephews. In her spare time she writes fiction books and enjoys baking (her signature bake is lemon drizzle cake).

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