[A] charity comedy night at The Imperial Hotel, Barrow, organised by members of the Hindpool Tigers brought more than a smile to the faces of supporters of the Bayb’s Maternity Appeal when the rugby league club’s chairman Graham Shaw presented them with the proceeds – a donation of £300!
The evening was the club’s fourth annual fundraising comedy night. It has been used to support a number of different charities but this year, the Tigers chose the Bayb’s Maternity Appeal after discovering that Pam Green, mum to youth team player Kayden Green, was a Bayb’s volunteer.
Pam, along with appeal co-ordinator Heidi Bowron, met Graham at Bayb’s HQ, the Bay Hospitals Charity fundraising office in the foyer of Furness General Hospital, to accept the Tigers’ donation.
It will be added to the £225,000 raised for the appeal so far to fund “extras” at the hospital’s new South Lakes Birth Centre, which opened last month. These “extras” fall outside the remit of what the NHS is able to fund but add much to what the centre is able to offer both staff and patients in terms of clinical excellence, comfort, choice and training as it works to establish itself as one of the best maternity units in the whole country in which to give birth.
To find out more about the appeal and to make a donation, visit Bay Hospitals Charity’s website at www.bayhospitalscharity.org