Hos­pi­tal’s dou­ble take as twins re­turn with cheque

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Iden­ti­cal twins met again the nurse who cared for them as pre­ma­ture ba­bies 13 years ago.

Charley and Har­ri­son Frew, of Black Bull Road, Folke­stone, re­turned to Ash­ford’s Wil­liam Har­vey Hos­pi­tal’s neona­tal in­ten­sive care unit (NICU) to present a £1,000 cheque as a thank you for the care they re­ceived there as new­borns.

They were re­united with se­nior staff nurse Louise Ruiz who said: “It was a plea­sure to meet the twins again.”

The money had been raised at a char­ity box­ing event or­gan­ised by the boys’ fa­ther, Mark Frew.

Mr Frew, who also at­tended the cheque pre­sen­ta­tion with the twins’ mum Dawn and younger brother Fred­die, said: “We are so grate­ful for the great start the unit gave our twins.

“We were es­pe­cially pleased to be able to do­nate these funds to help other fam­i­lies who have ba­bies cared for on the unit.”

The twins, who turn 13 on Septem­ber 5, were born 10 weeks pre­ma­ture and spent five weeks at the Ash­ford NICU.

The cheque is for the East Kent Hos­pi­tals Char­ity, which holds and man­ages do­na­tions given to the area’s hos­pi­tals.

Ms Ruiz added: “We are re­ally grate­ful when char­i­ta­ble funds are given to the units as this en­ables us to buy equip­ment to make things a lit­tle eas­ier for our new mums and their ba­bies, many of whom are born pre­ma­turely and need ex­tra care.”

The twins’ mum Dawn Frew, Charley, se­nior staff nurse Louise Ruiz, with younger brother Fred­die, dad Mark Frew and Har­ri­son

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