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Grateful dad helps raise money for Heartlands Hospital

Nathan (2) bhh FUNDRAISING STORYA Grateful dad has helped raise an impressive £3,000 for Heartlands Hospital Neonatal Unit in memory of his son.

Nathan Barr from Lichfield, raised the money with help from his work colleagues at Veka UK Group to say thank you to staff who looked after his son Callum who sadly passed away in 1999.

Nathan said: “Callum was born at the Hospital but due to complications, passed away seven days later after spending time on the Neonatal Unit. The staff and the Hospital were absolutely wonderful in what was a very difficult and sad time for the whole family.

VEKA, based in Burnley, Lancashire but with a local facility in Minworth, Sutton Coldfield, chooses a different charity to support every six months. Since July last year the organisation has been holding lots of fundraising activities; including golf days, cake sales and dress down days to raise money for the Unit.”

The money will go towards positioning aids and cot covers for incubators in the Neonatal Unit to help keep the premature babies as comfortable and safe as possible.

Each year Good Hope and Heartlands Hospital care for over 1,000 babies, some of whom are born more than four months early and weigh as little as one pound. An average of one in ten babies born in the Trust needs the support of the neonatal units.

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