We have a charitable fund for the neonatal intensive care unit (NNU) and we are always delighted to hear from our fundraisers.
The money raised is spent on a number of things for the units and also goes towards improving our parents’ accommodation as well as for the further education of our staff.
If you would like to either donate money or if you are interested in doing some fundraising for us then please either contact the unit directly on 01642 854871.
Alternatively you can contact our charitable funds team on 01642 854469/01642 855783 for further advice or information.
Our heartfelt thanks
Judith Clish was rushed to The James Cook University Hospital from her home in Lanchester, County Durham when she was 25 weeks pregnant.
James was born a short while later but, due to his premature birth, he was in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit for the first two and a half months of his life.
Now, 17 months on, James is a sprightly toddler and his mum and sister-in-law Lisa Clish returned to the unit to hand over £3,000 as a thank you to the staff who cared for James during his ten-week stay.
Lisa works for North of England P&I Association, based on the Quayside in Newcastle. They have their own charitable fund and staff nominate charities who might receive donations. After seeing the care and help the neonatal team gave James and his parents Judith and David, she applied and received £3,000 for the unit.
David also ran in the Great North Run, raising almost £500 for the unit through generous sponsorship.
Judith said: “We felt we needed to say a real big thank you to the amazing team on the neonatal unit for their care in looking after James and the support they offered David and I during what was a very anxious and highly emotional time for us.”
Dr Jonathan Wylie, neonatal consultant, said “We are very grateful for this wonderful donation. Every penny donated to us will go to improve the care and comfort of both the vulnerable babies and their parents. We were also very grateful to see how well James is doing.”