Television exposure for baby togs charity

By Jon Moreno

Sunday, March 30, 2014


Television exposure for baby togs charity

Presenter Holly Willoughby holding up a Pop N Grow romper suit, with Paula Smith and Linda Smith, of the Isle of Wight. Picture courtesy of ITV Studios.

A MUM-of-two from the Isle of Wight, who invented a specially adapted romper suit for babies in neo-natal units, will appear on a primetime television show on Sunday.

Paula Smith, of Anchorage Way, East Cowes, who co-founded the charity Pop N Grow, with friend Alison Wright, will be on the Surprise Surprise Mother’s Day special.

She will be with friend, Linda Smith, of Shanklin, who nominated Paula to appear on the programme.

Linda, who is not related to Paula, runs the Island Dance School.

Paula, 28, came up with the idea when her daughter, Amelia, now aged two, was in St Mary’s Hospital’s neo-natal intensive care unit, after she was born with low blood sugar levels.

More than three years on, the charity, staffed by five people, is extremely busy, with orders from some of the biggest neo-natal units in the UK and abroad.

It also supplies adapted clothing for older children with medical needs, including those being treated for cancer and organ transplants.

Clothing is supplied free and financed by fund-raising events and donations.

Paula will be a guest alongside pop band Boyzone on the show, presented by Holly Willoughby.


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