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Right Arrow Success for maternity ball
30 March 2016 at 12:07

Midwives at Ormskirk hospital raised more than £6,000 with a hugely successful grand charity ball.

The event, at Up Holland’s Lancashire Manor Hotel, saw all proceeds going to Southport and Ormskirk Maternity Bereavement Fund.

Funds raised will help redecorate the bereavement suite at Ormskirk hospital and develop a memorial garden.

Midwife Stephanie Atherton said: “The evening was an amazing success. We had 125 guests who had a fantastic time and raised funds for a very important cause. We’d like to thank everyone who attended for their superb support.

“It is one of the most heartbreaking things for parents to lose a baby. We wanted to stage an event to help raise funds to improve our maternity bereavement suite for families who have suffered such a loss.”

Southport and Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust interim chief executive Ann Marr opened the evening which featured a champagne reception, three course meal and amazing auction prizes.
The midwives have planned more fundraising events this spring and summer and are set to stage another maternity charity ball in September 2017.

Issued by Dickie Felton
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

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Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We also provide sexual health services across Sefton and West Lancashire. The North West Regional Spinal Injuries is operated by the Trust at Southport hospital.  In 2014/15, we saw 270,141 outpatients; treated 59,808 inpatients; made 280,831 home visits in the community; supported the birth of 2,747 babies; and attended to 110,620 urgent care cases. The Trust employs 3,472 staff.