Pram push raises £1,000 for appeal

NINE mothers and their babies took part in a charity pram push to raise more than £1,000 for The Hunts Post New Life Appeal. Organised by 26-year-old Joanne Rose, the event saw the group of mothers push their babies in their buggies for eight miles – from

NINE mothers and their babies took part in a charity pram push to raise more than £1,000 for The Hunts Post New Life Appeal.

Organised by 26-year-old Joanne Rose, the event saw the group of mothers push their babies in their buggies for eight miles - from Ramsey to Upwood and then back again.

Mrs Rose said the walk, on Wednesday, February 13, was a way for the mothers to support the appeal and the fantastic staff at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon.

She said: "We are all totally chuffed with how much we raised and never expected to raise so much. We are glad to have been able to help such a worthy cause."

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.

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

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."

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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