New birthing unit may have opened but fund-raising still continues - The Leamington Observer

New birthing unit may have opened but fund-raising still continues

Laura Kearns 29th Aug, 2018   0

A NEW midwife led unit at Warwick Hospital may have opened its doors but fund-raising still continues.

The Birth and Babies Appeal aims to raise £200,000 to pay for extras which do not come as standard on the NHS, such as fans and birthing couches.

It still has some £65,000 to go, and to help on its way a ‘pre loved’ clothing sale is being held at Chase Meadow Community Centre in Warwick.

On Sunday (September 2) between 2.30 to 4.30pm there will be clothing, books, sports kit, games, ski gear and more on sale.

Entry is £1 or it costs £7.50 to set up a stall.

Visit to donate or find out more.

And a dad from Kineton has supported the appeal to the tune of £1,300 by completing a sobering 100 mile cycle tour.

Keith James and his wife Jenny had their first child Evelyn in 2016 and chose to give something back to future families through the ride, which saw Keith and friend Nick Bridges pedal across the Cotswolds visiting breweries, pubs and distilleries – but while remaining fit to get back in the saddle.

Maternity staff at the unit are taking on a Wolf Run to raise money. And they are urging anyone else keen to get involved through sponsored runs, trithlons and cake sales to get in touch.

Visit to sponsor the maternity staff.

Email [email protected] or call 01926 495321 to find out more about raising money for the appeal.


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