AN appeal raising money for a new maternity unit has reached its halfway point.
A state-of-the-art £1.5million Midwife Led Unit is being built at Warwick Hospital and is expected to open its doors in August.
But to make the unit ‘fabulous’ the trust is calling on local residents and businesses for help. They want to raise an additional £200,000 for ‘little luxuries’ such as special baby cribs instead of plastic cots, birth bean bags, dimmable lighting and furnishing to make the unit a ‘home from home’.
And now the ‘Birth and Babies Appeal’ has hit its halfway point, thanks to a £25,000 donation from Stratford Town Trust which takes the fund-raising total so far to £100,000.
The donation will be used to create a family snug room which opens onto a private garden.
Hospital chief executive Glen Burley said: “We are delighted the Stratford Town Trust has supported our appeal. The development is really starting to take shape and we hope this donation will inspire others to help us to reach our target.”
And the Town Trust says it was happy to support the appeal.
Head of community engagement Rachel Jones said: “This is a really exciting development for maternity services and will benefit women from Stratford and all across south Warwickshire. We wanted to support the appeal to help make the birthing unit the best it can be.”
Email [email protected] or call 01926 495321 to find out more about supporting the appeal.