Waendel Walkers bring a ray of sunshine to special care baby unit at Kettering Hospital

KGH fundraising assistant Harjit Mann receives the cheque from Julia Powell on behalf of the Waendel Walkers Club
KGH fundraising assistant Harjit Mann receives the cheque from Julia Powell on behalf of the Waendel Walkers Club
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The Waendel Walkers’ Club has donated £1,220 to the special care baby unit at Kettering General Hospital.

The club took part in a charity sunrise walk in June, an event which started and finished at the Green Dragon in Higham Ferrers.

Walkers had an early start from 4.30am for what turned out to be a beautiful day and just perfect for the walk.

About 90 people took part in the event walking either 5km, 10km, or 20km and enjoyed a traditional English breakfast upon their return.

Waendel Walkers’ Club member Paul Ollett, from Thrapston, said: “The club has an historic tradition in supporting the special care baby unit and has made three previous donations so with this one it will total £3,450, a sum of which we are naturally very proud.

“We did our first walk for them in 1996 and this is now our fourth event supporting the unit.

“We support it because it is surprising how many families, and people who you know, have benefitted from the excellent and unique care that it provides.”

During the past 15 years the Waendel Walkers’ Club has raised more than £20,000 for various goods causes, which are mostly local or regional charities.

SCBU matron Jan Ford said: “We want to thank the Waendel Walkers’ Club for this fantastic effort and continued support.

“Fundraising such as this enables us to provide the best possible environment for families with premature babies and it is very much appreciated.”