Social Club’s a big supporter of baby unit
17 October 2019
The Neonatal Unit at Southend University Hospital has received £27,230.31 from Ambleside Social Club over the last ten years.
The avid supporters of Southend Hospital have recently joined a
new campaign to raise money to buy a Cerebral Function Monitoring
machine which will help detect seizures and improve outcomes for
new born babies.
The donations over the past ten years have enabled the
department to purchase much needed equipment and enhance the
facilities for young patients and their families.
Members of the Ambleside Social Club have raised funds for the
neonatal unit through their annual charity golf days, a raft race
and the Three Peaks Challenge which sees participants climb Ben
Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon, within just 24 hours.
Jen Foster, Neonatal Ward Manager, said: "We are so thankful for
the support we receive from our community. Currently we are hoping
to raise £17,000 to fund a new Cerebral Function Monitoring machine
(CFM). CFM monitoring is used for cerebral background activity, to
detect seizures, monitor treatment effects and to predict
neurodevelopmental outcomes of new-borns. A newer, more advanced
machine has been developed which would enable our Neonatal team to
send images to Tertiary centres for expert advice and to compare
studies. We are grateful to Ambleside Social Club for their support
in helping us to purchase this equipment."
Kayley Donovan, Community Fundraising Manager, said: "We are so
grateful to every member at the Ambleside Social Club for their
continued support and for kick-starting this new fundraising
campaign for the CFM machine with their donations throughout 2019.
Special thanks to Peter Rawle, William Stothard, Alan Raffety, Bill
Walker, James Trevers, Lauren Turner, Richard Henry, Steve Sanders,
Kevin Perry and Danny Nugent, who have all gone the extra mile to
make a difference to our patients.'
Notes to editors:
Photo caption: Left to Right: Ward Manager Jen Foster, Kayley
Donovan, members from the Ambleside Social Club and Practice
Educator Vicky Thompson.