Volunteers from the L&D will be at the ground collecting important funds to help contribute to the running costs of the neonatal intensive care unit at the hospital.
Funds collected on the day will go towards the £15,000 a year running costs of the NICU Parents Accommodation. Located next door to the hospital, it enables parents who are based a long way from the hospital to rest and sleep while being as close as possible to their baby on the unit. The aim is to create a home-from-home environment so that parents can get as much rest as possible without having to drive for hours each day, between home and NICU. The accommodation has three double bedrooms and a kitchen and is free for parents to use.
The centre provides vital care to babies who are born prematurely. Babies like Mason - who thanks to the NICU made it through a tough start to life.
28 weeks premature.
Mason was born suddenly at 28 weeks by emergency C section on 28th March 2014, weighing a tiny 2.7lbs (1.2kgs). He spent nearly 3 months in the care of an amazing team in NICU L&D, who saved his life.
He suffered with chronic lung disease, 2 hernia's, various infections, he needed blood transfusions, was tube fed and needed lots of medication each day. Over time Mason grew bigger and stronger and finally came home on 10th June.
He is now a happy cheeky chappy 4 year old, he started school in September and already received an award for his great work!
Mason's mum Sabine said "We will be forever grateful to the amazing NICU team they really are true life superheroes and I now believe miracles do happen!".