Sale of reindeer food boosts funds for neonatal unit as ward manager gets a top award
Young Jack and Faye Drewery were so impressed with the love and care received by their cousin Emily German from staff at the West Suffolk Hospital that they decided to raise money for the hospital.
Emily, who lives in Severn Road, Bury St Edmunds, came into the world after her mother Laura Webb went into early labour after 28 weeks.
She weighed just 3lb 1oz and was cared for by staff on the neonatal ward at the hospital and also spent time in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge.
And their two cousins, who live across the town in Sutton Close, and along with Emily, aged four, are pupils at Sebert Wood Primary School, decided to help boost the unit by making reindeer food and selling it at their school.
Faye, 10, and Jack, seven, managed to sell 50 bags and raised a total of £100 for the My WiSH Charity which supports the West Suffolk Hospital, with the money going towards the neonatal ward.
Their mother Liz said the secret of their success was down to porridge oats and glitter.
“They put it into little bags and sold them at the school to raise the money,” she said.
And she added that her sister Laura also nominated ward manager Karen Ranson for a top national award back in 2014.
She won the National Miracle Worker’s Award at the annual ceremony for premature birth charity Tommy’s after being recognised for the care and support she offered Laura and Emily.