Quiz night raises over £600 for neonatal unit
Two and a half year old Paige Harvey, her mum Angela Grey and sister Jo Greenwood donated £660 to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
Paige’s family, from Pershore, previously donated over £500 to the unit, their total raised now stands at approximately £1,200. The family plan to continue fundraising for as long as they can.
NICU offers specialist care to very young babies, born from 28 weeks onwards. One in 10 babies are born early, and babies born before 34 weeks may need extra help with breathing, feeding and keeping warm.
When Paige was born ten weeks early, weighing just 2lb 5oz, she was cared for by doctors and nurses on the unit for ten weeks.
To say thank you to staff who cared for her, Paige and her family held a fun quiz night to raise money for the unit. The donations received a huge boost when Paige went round equipped with a collection tin and her biggest smile.
Paige’s mum Angela said “Looking at her now it’s hard to believe she was so small. Until you’re in a situation to need the team here, you don’t realize how important the service they provide here is.”
Ward sister Julie McMannis said “It was lovely to see Paige and her family again, we don’t normally get to see babies once they’ve grown up! We are so grateful for all the work they have done to raise this money for us. It will make such a difference to all the families we see here on the unit."