Donation raised for neonatal unit

A grateful family, including staff at Moons Funeral Service, has said a special thank you to staff at Blackpool’s Neonatal Unit after they helped care for their premature baby, born weighing just three pounds.

Daniel Hall, now two, spent five weeks on the unit, and his mum Louise, auntie Rachel Hind, and grandparents Nigel and Kate Hind, held a charity night to fundraise in thanks for his care. The event was held at Knott End Working Men’s Club in May, and featured the band The Rockits – resident band for The Cavern Club in Liverpool – as well as a raffle and auction. A total of £2,344 was raised.

Grandfather Nigel, of Moons Funeral Service, said: “This donation is thanks largely to the people of Over Wyre, who gave their support and proved how generous they truly are. They all came out and donated some amazing prizes.”

The family used nearly £650 of the money to buy toys for the Children’s Ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, and the rest – £1,700 – was handed to Blue Skies Hospitals Fund, the charity for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It will be put towards a project to refurbish the Neonatal Unit’s Isolation Room. The project is expected to cost £2,000.

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