Date: Friday 24 March 2017
The Baby Beat Appeal in Preston has received a cash injection to help towards improvements to its maternity suites from our North West team.
We pledged £1,000 to fund key projects, like the Little Teds Appeal. The Appeal aims to soundproof 12 delivery suites on the maternity unity to minimise noise transfer.
Karen Entwistle, charity manager, explains: “Soundproofing is particularly crucial for our expectant mothers who are about to give birth to a baby who sadly isn’t going to make it into this world.
“The joyous sounds of a new born baby’s cry is so special, however, can be equally devastating and heart breaking to a mother who is about to lose, or has just lost her baby.
“We aim to soundproof the entire unit, which will cost £100,000, and we’re enormously grateful to Taylor Wimpey for its kind donation.
“On behalf of everybody at The Baby Beat Appeal, I’d like to extend a huge thanks to Taylor Wimpey for it support – it’s much appreciated.”
The Baby Beat Appeal is a local registered charity, established 30 years ago, and aims to raise funds for the two maternity units and neo natal units at the hospitals part of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
It is with Baby Beat’s support that the hospitals are able to stay at the forefront of new developments and technology designed for babies born within our community.
Emily Nicklin, Sales Manager at Taylor Wimpey North West, adds: “We truly cannot think of a better cause to support within the Preston area and we’re only too happy to help the Little Ted’s Appeal and all the fabulous work the Baby Beat Appeal does on a daily basis.
“Karen and the team are doing wonders and we look forward to a long partnership supporting this fantastic charity however we can.
“We have a number of developments close to the hospitals and hope that, much like the wider community, our residents at Hayfield Park, Hayfield Manor and Whittingham Park are able to experience first-hand the great technologies available to them at the maternity unit."