Mum raises money to say thank you
Christine Samways, aged 22 from Mile Cross raised nearly £1000 for the Midwifery Led Birthing Unit (MLBU) at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) after tragically having a still birth.
Although the MLBU was not open when Christine sadly lost her baby, Daisy May at 38 weeks on 16th May 2011, she recognised the benefit of this service and the facilities available to other mums to be.
As a way of saying thank you to those who looked after her during this time Christine and her family organised a daisy-themed family fun afternoon at the Boundary Pub on Aylsham Road on Saturday 6th August 2011. She also organised a charity football match in the morning at UEA SportsPark. Kettle Foods where Darren Horsfall, Christines cousin works also donated £200.
Christine said “I wanted to do something as a way of saying thank you to the midwives and doctors at the NNUH who could not have been more helpful in getting us through a very tough time.”
Glynis Moore, Head of Midwifery at the NNUH said “We are very grateful to Christine and her family for thinking of how they could help others at what must have been a very difficult time for them. The monies raised have been used to purchase hand held monitors for the MLBU to enable mums to be to hear their babys heart beat during labour whilst still being mobile or in the birthing pool.
Christine has since given birth to lovely twin boys Joshua and William on 1st March 2012.