£500 raised for hospi­tal baby unit

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

ADANCE school has raised more than £500 for se­ri­ously ill ba­bies.

Jam Dance, based at Mac­cles­field Leisure Cen­tre, has raised £524 for a hospi­tal’s neona­tal in­ten­sive care unit af­ter Re­becca Hodgkin­son, who runs the school, lost her own baby daugh­ter, Star, two years ago.

The school held raf­fles at per­for­mance evenings to raise the money, which will go to­wards the new neona­tal in­ten­sive care unit at Leighton Hospi­tal in Crewe, where Re­becca gave birth to her daugh­ter.

Re­becca and her hus­band Paul now have a healthy one-year-old boy, Bodhi, also born at the hospi­tal, and af­ter re­ceiv­ing ‘amaz­ing sup­port’ from staff there, the cou­ple de­cided they wanted to give some­thing back and help im­prove fa­cili- ties for other ill ba­bies.

Re­becca said: “Dur­ing our ex­pe­ri­ence at Leighton Hospi­tal af­ter the loss of Star and en­dur­ing such a tragedy, I re­ally un­der­stood the crit­i­cal role of the neona­tal unit and how many fam­i­lies de­pend on it. The sup­port we’ve re­ceived from our mem­bers of Jam Dance and their par­ents has been out­stand­ing. We can’t thank them enough for their co-op­er­a­tion.”

●● Jam Dance stu­dents at Mac­cles­field Leisure Cen­tre

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