Two vital charities were boosted by a celebration night at The Fence Gate near Burnley when local midwives got together for a night of dining and dancing.
Organised by the East Lancashire
Royal College of Midwives, the night was a rousing success. Guests took part in a raffle and a silent auction to raise money for two charities – Knitting Smiles, which provides baby boxes of hand-made items for disadvantaged families, and CMV Action, which raises awareness of a common virus which can affect the health of unborn babies.
Guest heard speakers discuss the International Day of the Midwife along with personal stories from the charities they supported. The event showcased the continuing importance of midwifery and why it should be supported.
Sarah Bottomley, Samantha Pickering, Debbie Fry and Cheryle Turner
Jonathan and Jane Ash with Rebecca and Oliver Sessions and Caroline Dolman
Jo Lambert, Danielle Waddington, Jessica Sandford, Claire Hurst-smith, Gemma Smith and Samantha Garth
Simon Perry, Linzi Steel, Allison and Conrad Whitehead
Natalie Woodruff of RCM with Emma Carey of the charity Knitting Smiles (baby boxes of hand-made items for disadvantaged families) and organiser Cheryle Turner
Mark and Lisa Jackson
Sophie Mcnamara, Autumn Armfield and Amy Leeming
Esther Fee, Gillian Parker-evans and January Carrington
Barry and Sarah Weston
Lambert and Hayley Craig