Tuesday 8th May 2012
A company has donated £1,000 to kick-start a charity's fundraising appeal to help provide extra equipment for a hospital neo-natal unit.
Wigan-based carpet tile manufacturer Milliken is supporting the appeal to make sure tiny and sick babies get the help and support needed at Wigan Special Care Baby Unit.
The appeal is being run by MedEquip4Kids, which has pledged to raise £12,223 to fund three patient monitors designed to check heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and respiration. They will also be providing an oxygen saturation monitor.
Kath Thompson, Milliken's charity committee team leader, said: "We chose this charity because we know that our donation will make a real difference to the lives of babies born prematurely or with severe health problems.
"Moreover, we wanted to support a charity that reaches out to and helps parents not only within our company, but within our community."
Sarah Suthers, community fundraiser for Prestwich-based MedEquip4Kids, said: "We were thrilled to hear that Milliken had decided to get behind this appeal. It will make such a difference for babies born prematurely in Wigan."
To support the appeal call 0161 7981600 or visit http://www.medequip4kids.org.uk.