Staff at Marks & Spencer Listergate in Nottingham city centre recently presented Nottingham Hospitals Charity with a cheque for £10,673, raised by customers and staff over the last year for the Tiny Babies Appeal.
This fantastic donation will help to provide state-of-the-art equipment, to fund research to improve care for tiny patients, and to give support to parents and families who have premature and sick newborn babies being cared for at Nottingham’s hospitals, in the neonatal units.
The Marks & Spencer team raised this magnificent total by holding a range of fundraising events in store over the last twelve months, including raffles and auctions. Staff members also ran the Robin Hood Marathon and the London Marathon to raise funds for the Tiny Babies Appeal, the store’s chosen charity of the year.
In recent years, the Tiny Babies Appeal has funded examination lights to be used during medical procedures in premature babies, infant resuscitation units and warming units for premature babies, as well as improvements to facilities (decorating and equipping parents’ rooms and quiet rooms on the wards). The money raised by Marks & Spencer Listergate will help us to continue to enhance care and facilities for tiny patients and their families across the East Midlands.
Approximately 10% of the 10,000 babies born across the East Midlands each year are cared for at the neonatal units at Nottingham’s hospitals, including babies born at other hospitals requiring special medical or surgical care. Premature and sick newborn babies receive specially tailored care at the two units at the City Hospitals and Queen’s Medical Centre, where parents and families also receive the care and advice they need.
Thank you and well done to everyone at Marks & Spencer Listergate Nottingham for their fantastic fundraising efforts and generosity!