Children can get sticky fingers to help appeal

CHILDREN can place their fingerprints on a special commemorative platter – and help to raise money for maternity services at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon. Crazy Glazy Ceramic Café in Godmanchester, where youngsters can create their own designs on

CHILDREN can place their fingerprints on a special commemorative platter - and help to raise money for maternity services at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon.

Crazy Glazy Ceramic Café in Godmanchester, where youngsters can create their own designs on cups and plates has joined in the fundraising for The Hunts Post's New Life Appeal.

The appeal, which has been running since January, is to raise money for maternity services at Hinchingbrooke Hospital including the special care baby unit, SCUBU.

From Saturday, May 10, for a donation of £1 to the appeal, youngsters can dip their fingers in paint and put them on the platter. When the platter is full - it can take about 100 pairs of handprints - the platter and the cash will be presented to the hospital.

Shop owner Zillah Stewart, who has two toddlers, Cameron, two and Yasmin, three, both babies were over six pounds when they were born, but they were several weeks early.

Mrs Stewart told The Hunts Post: "My daughter was four weeks early and checked over in SCBU but didn't need to stay there and my son was born six and a half weeks early and was kept in for a week, so I am very grateful to the hospital and this is a nice way for lots of people to say thank you."

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So far, £9,500 has been handed over to Hinchingbrooke Hospital - all raised by readers of The Hunts Post.

Projects have ranged from sponsored pram pushes, cycle rides and toddles to a big concerts. There will be a band concert on Saturday, May 17 and a Welsh male voice choir travelling up especially for a concert at The Performing Arts Centre in Hinchingbrooke on Saturday, November 15.

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