Mawsley walk raises hundreds of pounds for KGH's Special Care Baby Unit

A mum and her children have raised more than £600 for KGH's Special Care Baby Unit to help fund a new incubator.

Tuesday, 5th December 2017, 5:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:31 am
The fundraising walk took place on Sunday

The hospital is appealing for £35,000 to help improve care for premature babies.

On Sunday (December 3), Kim Moorman and her children Emily, five, and Charlie, eight, walked two laps of Mawsley to raise money.

Mum Kim said: “I know how important the unit is as both of my children used it.

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More than £600 has been raised so far

“Charlie had meningitis and Emily was born at 24 weeks in Sheffield and then transferred to Kettering.

“They are trying to raise £35,000 and as a parent who has used it I want to give something back.

“The work they do is incredible and it’s just so important.”

KGH’s George the Giraffe Appeal – named after the type of intensive care incubator they want to buy – will help improve care for the 450 premature babies who need to use the unit each year.

More than £600 has been raised so far

The walk was a challenge for Emily who suffers mobility problems and Kim added that Charlie wanted to help by doing the walk as well.

Joining the Moormans on the walk were Kim’s friends and their children’s friends, including other families with children born in the unit.

Kim was hoping to raise £100, but had smashed that target before the walk.

They have now raised £625 but anyone who still wants to donate can click here to add to the final total.