Special Care Baby Unit boosted by Hatfield man's fundraising
PUBLISHED: 12:53 09 October 2014 | UPDATED: 12:53 09 October 2014
A dedicated Hatfield man who has been helping premature and sick babies for several years has hit the impressive mark of £6,000.
Timothy Muggleton, 52, of Stockbreach Close, Hatfield, started raising cash for the Lister Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) – and previously when it was at WGC’s QE2 – in 2006, but has generated over £1,100 this year alone.
Claire Mugford, fundraiser for the East & North Herts Hospitals Charity, said: “Timothy has spent so much of his own time fundraising for the sick and poorly babies who have to spend the first few hours, days, weeks or months of their lives in the SCBU.
“We appreciate every penny Timothy gives us and know the money is spent on items that are desperately needed and we are so grateful for his continued support.”
Timothy started his fundraising quest after a conversation with a SCBU nurse who said “in an ideal world we would have enough bottle warmers for every new parent”.
Timothy took it upon himself to find out how much each bottle warmer cost and raised enough money to buy one.
The money he raises is used in particular for “bottle warmers”, which ensure that even babies too weak to suckle can enjoy their mother’s milk after it has been refrigerated.