A Black and White Formal Ball is being held to raise funds for Hinchingbrooke Hospital Special Care baby unit

New Life Appeal

Our names are Lily and Noah Hicks and we made an early arrival into the world in May 2010.

Born at just 32 weeks we were eight weeks earlier than planned. Noah weighed a tiny 3lb 13oz and Lily just 4lb 3oz.

We were lucky enough to be under the exceptional care of the doctors and nurses at the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon and after just four weeks we were able to go home.

Annually the unit cares for approximately 250 babies – mainly from Huntingdonshire - that have either been born prematurely or term babies that need extra monitoring following birth.

They have supported so many families through the SCBU journey that it is a cause close to so many people’s hearts.

As a thank you for the outstanding care we received and to support the unit in the future, our mum and dad – Teresa and Dan - are organising a Black & White Formal Ball on April 2, 2010, at Cambridge Golf & Conference Centre, Hemingford Abbots .

Funds raised by the event will go towards The Hunts Post New Life Appeal which is buying new equipment to support the care of future babies treated on the unit.

The evening includes a three course meal and entertainment from the band Charlie & the Funk Factory. There will also be the chance to win some fantastic prizes in the grand raffle and take part in the auction. Tickets are £35 per person and are available NOW!

Cash and cheques (payable to GBS RE Hinchingbrooke Charity – New Life Appeal) are accepted by The Hunts Post, 30 High Street, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29 3TB. Please mark your envelope with ‘SCBU Ball’ and do not post cash. Ensure upon making payment that you state the number of tickets you require. There is a table plan for the event and groups will be seated together. If there are any problems you will be notified. The event will host 120 people, so to avoid disappointment make sure you buy your tickets today!

INFORMATION: For more information about the event, or if you are able to donate prizes or offer any other support, please e-mail scbuball@hotmail.co.uk

Three Course Meal Includes

Starter - Tomato & Red Pepper Soup

Main - Pan roasted Chicken Breast wrapped in Pancetta and served with a white wine sauce, served with fresh vegetables and potato dauphinoise

Dessert - Sticky Toffee Pudding with custard

Vegetarian & other dietary requirements catered for. Please email scbuball@hotmail.co.uk to make your request prior to March 31.

Grand Raffle

The event will host a sealed bid ‘Grand Raffle’. Each attendee will be given an envelope for them to donate any amount to take part in the raffle. This will become your raffle ticket.

Those not attending also have the opportunity to take part by making a donation at www.justgiving.com/scbuball Ensure you allow the webpage editor to see your email address to be entered into the raffle.

Prize details will be listed here prior to the event. The draw will take place on the evening & the winners not attending will be notified within seven days.

Auction

There will be the opportunity to bid on a few big prizes at the event. Details will be available here prior to the evening.