£500 raised for hospital baby unit
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