As we now send our Christmas card electronically, we use the money we’ve saved from postage and donate this to a worthy cause nominated by a member of the team. This year we had so many fantastic suggestions it was a tough choice, but we chose local charity Baby Beat, and their Little Ted’s Room Appeal, suggested by our Customer Relationship Manager Barry Mullins.
The Baby Beat Appeal raises funds for the two hospitals which are part of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, aiming to stay at the very forefront of new developments and technology for babies born within our community.
Little Ted’s Appeal, which is facilitated by Baby Beat, is currently aiming to raise £75,000 to enable the soundproofing of all rooms on the Delivery Suite at the Sharoe Green Maternity Unit. The story behind the appeal is best heard from Spencer Davis, who started the appeal. Below is his story:
On the 17th March 2015, my son, Thomas Edward Davis (TED) was born asleep at Royal Preston Hospital. He was 38 weeks. My partner had to endure a normal delivery which was stressful knowing the inevitable outcome. During the labour and delivery, Rachael could hear the crying of new born babies within the same department. I am hoping to raise enough money to have soundproofing installed in two rooms on the delivery suite at Royal Preston Hospital. Research into possible causes of stillbirth is ongoing but I hope this renovation work will ease the distress to other mums who find themselves in similar circumstances.
We hope our Christmas donation of £1,500 goes a way to help this fantastic charity and the Little Ted Appeal. You can find out more about our Christmas charity giving here, and if you’d like to donate to the cause you can find all the details on their Just Giving page.