#IDM2017 @uwshealth Raises £630



Our big-hearted midwifery students  have raised £630 for the charity Kicks Count, which aims to lower the UK’s stillbirth and neonatal death rate by raising awareness of baby’s movements in pregnancy.

Over 170 students participated in an International Day of the Midwife event at the University’s Paisley Campus on 5 May. At this event, which was a celebration of midwifery and saw a number of industry professionals participate in workshops, students sold knitted mini midwives to attendees to raise funds for Kicks Count.

Sheona Brown of the University’s School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery, who worked alongside a committee of student midwives to plan the activities for this event, said: “I am so proud of all the students and their hard work in raising these valuable funds for such an important and worthwhile cause.”

The University’s event was named as the best in Scotland by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

Sheona added: “We are delighted that our International Day of the Midwife event was named the best in Scotland. This is a great achievement and our event provided an excellent opportunity to bring together all of our current students with midwifery experts and representatives from third party sector to discuss key issues affecting midwifery in Scotland and to explore how new information can be taken forward in practice. The future looks very exciting for our students.”