Big push for appeal

TEN mothers are to embark on a sponsored, eight-mile pram push next week to help raise money for The Hunts Post s New Life Appeal. Organised by Joanne Rose, the walk will see the mothers push their babies in their buggies from Ramsey to Upwood…and then ba

TEN mothers are to embark on a sponsored, eight-mile pram push next week to help raise money for The Hunts Post's New Life Appeal.

Organised by Joanne Rose, the walk will see the mothers push their babies in their buggies from Ramsey to Upwood...and then back again.

Mrs Rose, 26, said the walk, which will take place next Wednesday (February 13), is her way of helping to support the appeal and the fantastic staff at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon.

All the money raised for the New Life Appeal will be used to help improve facilities at the hospital's maternity unit and special care baby unit.

Mrs Rose's son, Joshua, was born at Hinchingbrooke.

Now eight months old, Joshua spent the first 10 days of his life in the special care baby unit after being born five weeks prematurely.

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Mrs Rose, who lives in Ramsey, told The Hunts Post the support she received from the staff at the hospital was "incredible".

"I would not have been able to do it without them," she said. "It was a really emotional time and they were amazing."

However, the fundraising activity is not going to stop with the walk. In addition to the pram push, Mrs Rose is also planning to hold a raffle offering a year's subscription to Mother and Baby or Pregnancy and Birth magazine.

INFORMATION: The Hunts Post New Life Appeal aims to raise £70,000 for the maternity unit and special care baby unit at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. The money will provide new equipment and en suite facilities for mothers and their families.

Readers who would like to help the appeal by organising a fundraising event can contact The Hunts Post news team on 01480 411481 or e-mail editor@huntspost.co. uk

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