Twin cot boost from hotel team
The team at The Commercial Hotel in Wishaw have raised £5,000 to enable University Hospital Wishaw’s neonatal unit to buy a twin cot.
The amount was raised over a combination of charity events throughout 2017.
The Commercial team were busy doing everything from hill walks, to charity nights and quizzes. Generous customers got behind the cause when staff donated their tips and displayed their charity buckets at every opportunity.
As well as fundraising, staff also collected Easter eggs, selection packs and food packages.
Adele Montgomery, general manager at The Commercial Hotel, said: “We want to put something back into our community, and Wishaw General Hospital is on our doorstep. There’s a great team here who will go the extra mile to raise money for charity, and we’re very grateful to have customers who are always happy to support us.
“We’re delighted to donate this money to the team at the neonatal unit who work tirelessly to support babies and their families”.
Wendy Drysdale, senior midwife, women’s services, said: “Once again the staff and parents of babies in the neonatal unit at University Hospital Wishaw are very thankful for the ongoing support that the management team, staff and customers of the Commercial Hotel in Wishaw have provided to the neonatal unit.
“Frequently over the past few years the hotel has supported urgently-needed accommodation for parents and also made donations to the unit. These donations are invaluable and enable the neonatal unit to purchase additional items that contribute to an improved experience and enhanced care for the babies and parents.
“The staff intend to purchase a further twin cot with this donation.
“Karen Creer, senior charge midwife informed us that parents of twins feedback how good it is to have these cots to keep their babies together. This also has several health and wellbeing benefits for the babies.”
Handover Jacqueline Laird, staff midwife; Adele Montgomery, Angela Harvie and Patryk Topolsky of The Commercial Hotel; Frances Cahill, nursery nurse; Leeanne Brown, clinical support worker, neonatal unit