Midwives' team effort
A team of midwives, maternity support workers and student midwives are running the 10-mile Great South Run on the 23rd October to raise funds for the refurbishment of the maternity bereavement suite at Queen Alexandra Hospital.
Midwife Jocelyn Card explained: “Sadly the time that women and their families spend with us in the suite is the only time they will get to spend with their baby, so we aim to help them make as many memories as possible and having a warm, friendly and homely environment will mean so much. The majority of those taking part are not experienced runners so everyone is training hard for the big day.”
Other maternity staff members are helping with the fundraising by holding a cake sale, which will include donations from local tea rooms, on Tuesday 11th October 9.30am-3pm in the atrium at Queen Alexandra Hospital and a raffle to be held on the 23rd of October with hundreds of pounds worth of prizes donated by local businesses.
To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/maternitydoesgsr