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Pupils give the Bayb’s Appeal a “Big Push”

St Paul’s Junior School headmistress Ruth Webster and her pupils prepare to give the Bayb’s Maternity Appeal a “Big Push”
St Paul’s Junior School headmistress Ruth Webster and her pupils prepare to give the Bayb’s Maternity Appeal a “Big Push”

[P]upils from St Paul’s CE Junior School in Barrow are helping to give Bay Hospitals Charity’s Bayb’s Maternity Appeal a “Big Push”!

The youngsters will be putting their backs into some fundraising by getting behind the appeal’s “Big Push” campaign.

The campaign is encouraging local primary schools to hold a sponsored “Big Push” this term whereby pupils complete laps of the school playing field or yard pushing the likes of mini wheelbarrows, dolls’ prams, toy lawnmowers or vacuum cleaners or even toy cars – in fact anything with wheels that requires a shove!

Campaign co-ordinator Heidi Bowron, of Bay Hospitals Charity, said: “The summer term is always the fun term and we see the “Big Push” as a fun way for little children to enjoy some exercise in the fresh air while helping us with the more serious business of raising money for the appeal.

“Many children at primary school especially experience new additions to their families so the extras that the appeal is raising funds for has a greater resonance among them and their families, although we would just as much welcome interest in the campaign from secondary schools and colleges should they wish to hold a ‘Big Push’ too!”

To help schools and colleges stage a “Big Push”, Heidi and the Bay Hospitals Charity’s team have put together a free “Big Push” pack with event posters, sponsorship forms and Bayb’s Maternity Appeal information. To request a pack, telephone the charity’s Barrow office on 01229 404473.

The Bayb’s Maternity Appeal, which currently stands at just over £55,000, has a shopping list of “little extras” aimed at giving the new maternity unit being built at Furness General Hospital a real home from home feel for local families and for newborns, the best start in life.

To find out more and make a donation, call in to the Bay Hospitals Charity office within the entrance area of Furness General Hospital or visit Bay Hospital Charity’s website at

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