Babies Benefit from Christmas Parking
Local company Marsh, kindly opened up its car park to raise money over the Christmas period for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
The annual event, now in its 20th year, raised £16,942.67 towards the NICU Fund, part of the NNUH hospital charity.
NICU was chosen by Marsh following a nomination by a staff member whose daughter spent time on the unit as a new born baby. Five years on, Olivia Milne is now a happy, healthy child.
Jill Wakely, NICU Matron commented: We are overwhelmed to receive such a massive donation from one company. This will make such a difference to our current fundraising enabling us to purchase additional incubators. We are incredibly grateful to Olivia's parents for nominating our charity and we are delighted to see Olivia so well and healthy.
Louise Cook, NNUH Fundraising Manager, said: Marsh has been fantastic. They had more than 120 volunteers staffing the car park over five weekends. They were out there in rain and very cold weather – all with a smile on their face and doing this to help NICU. We would like to say a massive thank you to everybody involved in running the event, and to all the motorists who supported our cause. We help over 900 poorly and premature babies in a year so this donation to NICU, part of the hospital charity, is fantastic.
Jill Wakley, NICU Matron accepted the cheque on behalf of the hospital charity from Alan Cross, Chairman of Marsh Sports & Social Club, and Chris Spinks, Chairman of Capita Social Club.
For further information about NNUH and to find out how to support the charity, please call 01603 287107 or visit www.nnuh.nhs.uk.