Lister Hospital close to fundraising target for neonatal Big Build

PUBLISHED: 08:28 01 March 2019

Max Doggett at five days old. Picture courtesy of the East and North Herts NHS Trust.

Max Doggett at five days old. Picture courtesy of the East and North Herts NHS Trust.


An appeal to fund a new neonatal family room at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital has so far raised £300,000 – with just £38,000 now needed for the project to begin.

The Big Build appeal was launched by the East and North Herts Hospitals’ Charity and the Lister Neonatal Unit Families’ Group in August last year.

The group’s chairman, Glyn Doggett, has first-hand experience of the neonatal unit after his son Max was born 12 weeks prematurely in 2013, weighing just 3lbs.

Glyn said: “We are overwhelmed with how quickly we have raised such a huge amount of the money needed and are thrilled to see we are so close to the target in such a short amount of time. It really is a true reflection of how much love there is out there for the neonatal unit and its incredible staff.

“We would be delighted if you could donate and help us reach our fundraising target.”

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