Club do­nates £5k to baby unit

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

A night­club in Ash­ford has made a gen­er­ous do­na­tion to sup­port care for ba­bies in the town’s hospi­tal.

Cameo have given £5,433 to the Wil­liam Har­vey for the hospi­tal’s neona­tal in­ten­sive care unit.

Fred Shin­gler, gen­eral man­ager of the Sta­tion Road venue, pre­sented the cheque from its com­pany’s Echo Trust char­ity to buy a trans­porter in­cu­ba­tor and baby bath for the unit.

Mr Shin­gler said: “The do­na­tion is a way we can give some­thing back. We hold reg­u­lar col­lec­tions at the club and our cus­tomers are al­ways gen­er­ous.

“We nom­i­nated the hospi­tal to ben­e­fit be­cause of the amaz­ing care and sup­port it pro­vides to lo­cal fam­i­lies.”

Louise Ruiz, ma­tron for neona­tal ser­vices, said: “We are so grate­ful to Mr Shin­gler, Cameo and the Echo Trust for their gen­eros­ity.

“The trans­porter in­cu­ba­tor will be used to move in­fants in a self-con­tained mo­bile unit. This re­duces ra­di­ant heat loss from the baby dur­ing the process.

“The baby bath will pro­vide new par­ents with an op­por­tu­nity to bath their new­borns on the unit and close to the in­cu­ba­tor.”

Cameo is part of The Deltic Group which has raised more than £2.5 mil­lion to grant awards to chil­dren’s char­i­ties since 2002, when the Echo Trust was set up.

Cameo’s Fred Shin­gler, right, hands over the cheque

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