Staff at Barrow’s branch of the NatWest Bank in Dalton Road came up with a “novel” idea to support Bay Hospitals Charity’s Bayb’s Maternity Appeal – they donated a Kindle e-reader as a prize for its Spring Raffle.
Manager Matthew Anderson presented the Kindle to appeal co-ordinator Heidi Bowron, who visited the branch to drop off Bayb’s appeal information, which the bank has also agreed to display.
Heidi said: “We are grateful to Matthew and the staff at Barrow’s NatWest for their support. The Kindle was a lovely prize and to allow us to display our appeal information for all their customers to see is a great way to involve the community in raising awareness of the Bayb’s appeal.”
The Bayb’s Spring Raffle, which was drawn at the end of April in the Bay Hospitals Charity office at Furness General Hospital, raised £2,328.96 for Bay Hospitals Charity, of which £1,177 will go to the Bayb’s Maternity Appeal. It takes the appeal‘s current total to just over £56,177.
The appeal’s target is an ambitious £250,000, which will be spent on “extras” for the new maternity unit being built at the hospital. These ”extras” fall outside the remit of what the NHS is able to fund but have been added to a shopping list of items, all designed to give the new unit a real home from home feel for local families and for newborns, the best possible 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 www.bayhospitalscharity.org