Midwives get muddy for charity
RESOURCEFUL midwives held a family fun day in May to raise money for the renovation of their maternity ward.
The ‘Muddy Midwives’ fundraiser, held at Dreamcatcher Farm in Bosley, saw nurses from Macclesfield District General Hospital complete a gruelling military-style obstacle course devised by a professional trainer.
In one challenge, midwives raced two empty pushchairs around the track in a relay, whilst other pulled weights.
Personal trainer John Machin helped organise the “Muddy Midwives” event after his client Cheryl Frith, 32, explained what her colleagues at the hospital wanted to do.
Before the event, Cheryl, fromCongleton, said: “We already provide a safe and excellent service but there is always more we could do with more money.
“I think we’ll have certainly earned our sponsorship money by the time John has finished with us!”
Smashing their original target of £540, the midwives managed to raise £1,780, which will be used to buy new medical cabinets and renovate the ward.
John, who runs Machin’s Exercise Studios and runs classes at Hulley’s Gym at AstraZeneca, explained: “Our midwives are amongst the best in the country so it seems only right that the ward should be at its very best. Their level of care and professionalism is incredible, and they deserve the best possible environment for the mums, dads and babies they look after.”
The 27-year-old, who is opening his new flagship studio in September, pledged to support many more charity events in future.
The organisers of the Muddy Midwives event would like to thank all the sponsors and local businesses who gave generously in support of the cause.
●● Nurses from Macclesfield tackled a gruelling obstacle course for charity