Mid­wives get muddy for char­ity

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY NEWS - AMY JOHN­SON

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

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