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Sisters brave the shave for hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit

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To say thank you for the care their children were given as babies local sisters Lisa Parker and Debbie Messenger have raised almost £700 by shaving their heads to raise funds for George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust’s Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU).

Lisa’s daughter Leigha-Jane was born at George Eliot Hospital 12 years ago and Debbie’s sons Kayden and Koby were born 11 and 9 years ago respectively. They received a total of 16 week’s care from the hospital’s SCBU unit between the three children.

Lisa and Debbie said: “We wanted to do something to say thank you to the staff here at the George Eliot Hospital Special Care Baby Unit for the care that they have shown to us and our babies over the years. They are truly magnificent.”

Each mum took it in turns to shave the others hair. The pair were also joined by Lisa’s daughter Sasha, who also braved the shave.

Lisa and Debbie, along with the children who had been cared for by the team, visited the hospital to present the cheque to the SCBU team. They also got to say thank you to Sister Wong who had cared for the children when they were in the unit.

George Eliot Hospital Charity Fundraising Co-ordinator, Mark Bennett, said: “Thank you to Debbie, Lisa and Sasha for taking the time to think of us and fundraise for us. They have done a magnificent job and both the George Eliot Hospital Charity and SCBU really appreciate it. The money raised well be spent on staff and patient wellbeing.”

If you would like to learn more about George Eliot Hospital Charity please click here.


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