Arrowe Park Abseil raises over £30,000!
Launching the event, was medical director and deputy chief executive Dr Nikki Stevenson who was the first to abseil down the building and raise money for the Tiny Stars Neonatal Appeal. Dr Stevenson said:
"It was a privilege to be the first to go over the edge of the building this year and it was for such a good cause. Our neonatal unit is such an important facility and has made a difference to many lives. It was fantastic to see many people turn up to take part in the event, including people who had been treated in our Neonatal Unit as babies. I would like to say a huge well done to everyone who completed the abseil and thank you to those who generously donated to the Tiny Stars Appeal."
Also up for the challenge this year was Stuart Chacksfield, whose son Sam was born at 25 weeks at Wirral Women and Children’s, weighing just 1lb 7 oz (771 grams).
Sam spent the first few months of his life in the Special Care Baby Unit there. Stuart was joined in the abseil by Sam’s mother Sue and his partner Jo-Anne. Stuart said: "We'd never abseiled before, but we wanted to support the Tiny Stars Appeal, so the hospital can keep on looking after babies like Sam. We're so grateful for the care we all received during those early days. Sam is now a lively seven-year-old who loves sports cars, motor racing and whizzing around on his new bike."
Phil Crawford, Community and Events Fundraiser at WUTH Charity said: "I'd like to say a great big thank you to all of the intrepid abseilers at this year’s event. I'd also like to thank all the people who supported their fundraising. Together, they will help us to make a big difference for our smallest patients and their families. After the restrictions we’ve had on our fundraising because of COVID-19, we’re delighted to restart our charity activities”. The abseil has raised over £30,000 for the Charity. An exceptional amount!
If you would like to support WUTH Charity in any future events then please let the team know by emailing WUTH.Charity@nhs.net to find out more.