Caravan rallies boost the funds of the My WiSH Charity to the tune of £300
Kirsty Bishop and her husband Richard wanted to repay the kindness, dedication and care they received at the West Suffolk Hospital after their daughter Sophie was born 11 weeks prematurely.
So as keen caravaners they organised a rally near King’s Lynn while friends organised two similar events near Wisbech and Norwich.
And the culmination of their efforts resulted in £300 being raised.
The couple, who live in Lakenheath, decided to give the money to the My WiSH Charity, which supports the hospital in Bury St Edmunds, with it directed towards the neonatal unit.
Tiny Sophie, who celebrated her first birthday on July 24, weighed in a just 2lbs after being born via caesarean section at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, and her mother said: “We got transferred to the neonatal unit at West Suffolk Hospital and we were there for about seven or eight weeks.
“They were just brilliant with us and the care we received was fantastic.
“They helped and supported us and were so kind that we just wanted to do something for them in return.”
The couple organised their rally over Easter while the other two were held over the two May Bank Holidays.