Baby Charlie’s Gift to Hospital

Published/updated: 02/02/09 14:04

Parents who decide to have their baby Christened can usually expect to receive gifts from friends and family. However, one Sutton Coldfield couple were so happy with the care they received at Good Hope Hospital after the birth of their baby, they told guests not to bring presents and held a fundraising collection instead.

An impressive £1,200 was raised at the Christening as proud parents Sarah Moulder and Roy Woolley, from Four Oaks, celebrated their son Charlie’s special day.

The Hospital’s Maternity Unit has used the money to buy a brand new ventouse machine. The machine uses suction cups which attach to babies heads to help ease them through the birth canal.

Maggie Coleman, Maternity Services Manager at the Hospital said: “We are very grateful to Roy and Sarah for this donation. The machine will be a great benefit to patients and will make the jobs of our doctors and midwives much easier.”

Charlie’s mother Sarah said: “Good Hope Hospital and all the staff have been brilliant and have looked after me really well. I had to have an emergency caesarean which was scary, but the midwives and nurses made me feel comfortable and at ease. This donation is about giving something back and saying thank you for the care I’ve had, and what better way to raise money than at Charlie’s Christening!”

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