A midwife has received support from a medical manufacturer to back her efforts to help maternity hospitals across Ukraine and Poland.

Tottington midwife Wendy Warrington is being supported by medical device company Vygon UK in the form of vital medical equipment donations to hospitals in need.

Wendy’s 20 trips to Ukraine and Poland to date have seen her husband Simon and their team deliver containers filled with food, medical supplies, and equipment to some of the area’s worst affected.

Among the items donated are Vygon’s Neohelp thermal regulation suits.

The sterile heat-loss prevention suits, designed primarily to support critically ill babies, are being used in maternity hospitals in Rivne, Chernihiv and Zaporizhzhia.

Since Wendy first contacted the company, they have donated more than £1,000 worth of lifesaving products.

She said: “We greatly appreciate the generous donation of essential medical devices such as Neohelp.

“Donations such as these make a real difference to the day-to-day efforts of professionals working in very challenging conditions to provide vital aid and healthcare to women and children caught up in the conflict.”

Wendy, who has also been heavily involved in setting up ante and post-natal clinics in both Poland and Ukraine, won Best Midwife award at The Sun’s Who Cares Wins Awards in recognition of her tireless work.

Katie Kingston, head of marketing and communications at Vygon UK, said: “Wendy does incredible work to provide Ukrainian and Polish colleagues in maternity hospitals with medical equipment and supplies.

“We are grateful to the volunteers for making such a difference, and it’s humbling to be able to play a small part in equipping teams with the tools they need to provide quality care to pregnant women and new-born babies, who are often in urgent need of medical assistance.”