A team of intrepid walkers from our Trust have taken part in a Pebbles for Preemies walk, raising £784 for local charity Leo’s Neonatal.
The walkers tackled Roseberry Topping on a brisk Sunday morning. They left specially painted pebbles, which included the details of babies born too early, along the way.
Nicola Threadgold is lead midwife sonographer for the Trust. She said: “None of us are experienced walker. But we had a lot of fun with each other on the way up and down Roseberry Topping.
“Leaving the pebbles for other walkers to learn about preterm deliveries was also very moving.
“On behalf of the whole team, I’d like to thank everyone who kindly sponsored us.”
Lottie King, chief executive of Leo’s Neonatal, said: “Thank you to everyone who did the walk and sponsored our walkers. We were aiming for £200 so to raise £784 is just incredible.”
The funds will be used to further Leo’s work in supporting the care of families who have had preterm or sick babies.
The Pebbles for Preemies team included a consultant, ward managers, team leaders, midwives from the Trust’s maternity, paediatrics and special care baby unit teams, as well as representation from the Maternity Voices Partnership Oxbridge Primary School who also kindly provided the painted pebbles.