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Parents have pram-tastic time in support of Sheffield hospital

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More than 250 mums and dads pushed prams during a 5km walk to raise money for a Sheffield neonatal intensive care unit.

Parents who pushed their youngsters around Rother Valley in buggies raised more than £7,000 for Sheffield Hospitals Charity, which organised the event for the Jessop Wing, inspired by mums who arranged a similar event last year.

Sheffield Hospitals Charity’s fundraising officer Ruth Block said: “Three mothers who had children in the neonatal care unit last year decided they wanted to do something, and they got friends and family together and raised £1,395.

“It’s something we decided we wanted to do ourselves. It’s for the Jessop Wing in general but a lot of people were fundraising for the neonatal care unit.

“It’s a really important charity. It often provides a lot of the extras that people need. For example, sometimes parents need to stay and being on-site is really important to them, so we provide the bedding for that..”

Renee Bridges, 30, took part in the event with husband Mark and daughter Aimee, two,who spent the first 36 hours of her life in the unit.

Renee, of Brightside, said: “The staff at the hospital were great, giving us time with Aimee and the support I needed.”

 

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