Mothers' tasty idea for hospital appeal

TWO mothers who gave birth at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon have come up with a tasty way of supporting The Hunts Post New Life Appeal. Vhari Russell, 30, and Rachel Prothero, 33, sell a wide range of edible gifts through their company website www.doughdough.com

TWO mothers who gave birth at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon have come up with a tasty way of supporting The Hunts Post New Life Appeal.

Vhari Russell, 30, and Rachel Prothero, 33, sell a wide range of edible gifts through their company website www.doughdough.com - from luxury truffles to cherry lips.

However, this May online customers will also be helping to support Hinchingbrooke and the newborn babies the staff care for in maternity and the special care baby unit (SCBU).

Throughout next month, they have pledged through their firm Dough Dough to donate 10 per cent of their on-line sales to the appeal.


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Mrs Russell, who lives in Brampton and has one daughter, told The Hunts Post they wanted to help "an amazing hospital" and believe the New Life Appeal is the ideal way to get involved.

She added: "My daughter, Emily was in SCBU for 10 days and the staff on the unit saved her life. They do exceptional work."

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Mrs Russell and Mrs Prothero, who lives in Huntingdon, launched their edible gifts business, which is based in Perry, four years ago.

"We both received exceptional care at the hospital and wanted to use our business to say thank you and to allow others the chance to do the same by making a purchase," added Mrs Russell.

Anyone wanting to buy Dough Dough products and raise money for The Hunts Post New Life Appeal can do so by visiting www.doughdough.com and using the code NL08 when making a purchase.

Mrs Prothero said: "Of all the care services provided by hospitals, the ability to keep vulnerable babies alive has to be the most important. The maternity team at Hinchingbrooke do an incredible job.

"It is inconceivable that the mums and babies of Huntingdon will be safer without them. We are delighted to repay some of their kindness and support by backing this appeal."

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 pay for improvements on the wards and for new equipment that will help staff continue to provide high-quality care to our district's babies.

INFORMATION: To support the New Life Appeal, get in touch with The Hunts Post news team by e-mailing editor@huntspost.co.uk or phone 01480 411481 or write to: New Life Appeal, The Hunts Post, 30 High Street, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29 3TB.

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