Our Patrons : Lady Tamara van Cutsem and Julia Timpson
Launched in December 2012, this major appeal has a target of £3million to build a new Neonatal Unit more than double the size of the one we currently have. This will enable us to provide patients and their families with a more spacious environment and a greater degree of privacy. Our charity exists to provide thing over and above core NHS provision and we therefore want to provide the very best facilities we can for families at what can often be a very distressing time for them. The new unit will have its own separate entrance and will include a counselling room and play room for siblings, along with larger nurseries and areas for families to have some quiet time.
You can see what one of the more spacious nurseries might look HERE and what the proposed design is for the siblings' activity & play area HERE
All babies need special care … some need it more than others!
Babygrow reaches halfway point!
Janet Ratcliffe, Fundraising Manager said “We are absolutely thrilled to have reached this important milestone. It is thanks to the support of the local community that we have now raised £1.5 million towards the cost of building of what will be an amazing new neonatal unit offering state of the art facilities and an environment to match the standards of clinical excellence that we currently achieve."
Staff in the neonatal unit were thrilled to hear the news last week and happily posed for a celebratory photo with Mum Sian Evans of Chester and her son Jacob who was just 3lbs 10oz when he was born. Jacob has been in the unit for 8 weeks and Sian said “I can’t praise the staff highly enough. They are just brilliant. I am delighted to hear that the appeal has reached the halfway point,it’s great news!”
Reaching our first Million for Babygrow...
1st May 2014 | Thanks a Million! | DOWNLOAD PAGE (1328 KB)
We are always looking for people able to support this appeal by taking part in sponsored events, taking a collection tin, helping us with a supermarket collection or nominating us at their place of work to be the chosen charity of the year.
You can donate on-line with Just Giving here
You can also donate to the Babygrow Appeal by sending a text to 70070 quoting BABY49 followed by a space and then £10, £5 or £1
Read about the appeal every week in the Chester, Ellesmere Port or Flintshire Standard. You can see all the previous stories HERE
If you would like any further information about the appeal, or want to discuss or email your fundraising ideas please ring our Fundraising Manager, Janet Ratcliffe on 01244 366397 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org