From left to right: Lindsay Barlow, staff nurse, Sarah Broomes, mother, Fiona Machin, staff nurse, Julia Fernyhough, nursery nurse, Tina Hayes, baby unit sister holding Poppy, Sarah’s daughter, and band members Glenn Hayes and Ian Jones.
Bob Geldof may have had Live Aid, but one local band stepped on stage in aid of Good Hope Hospital’s special care baby unit.
The band, called Prism, held a benefit concert in front of 200 people at the Glascote Social Club in Tamworth and helped raise an impressive £700 for the neonatal unit. There was also a raffle with prizes donated from local businesses including TK Maxx, Asda and Bannatyne’s Health Club.
Tina Hayes, baby unit sister, said: “We really appreciate this kind donation from the band. We aim to provide the best possible care for our poorly babies and this will help us continue to provide an excellent service for mothers in the region and their babies.”
The money will be given to the Breath of Life appeal which aims to raise £300,000 towards neonatal services at Good Hope and the Heart of England NHS Trust’s other two hospitals, Heartlands and Solihull Hospital.
The special care baby unit cares for babies who are premature or suffering from severe illnesses. The unit has already treated more than 400 babies this year alone.