Midwives countdown to
delivering Charity Ball
LOCAL NHS Midwives, at Ormskirk
Hospital, are counting down to their grand charity ball next month. Tables
and tickets are still available for the event which takes place, on Friday,
26 February 2016, at Up Holland's Lancashire Manor Hotel. All proceeds will
go towards the Southport and Ormskirk Maternity Bereavement Fund which
improves the services to parents who have lost a baby. Midwife
Stephanie Atherton said:- "It is 1 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. This is such an important cause and we would love to see more
support on the night. Ticket sales are going well but we would love to sell
more tickets in the forthcoming weeks."
The charity ball will feature red carpet arrival, fizz and 3 course dinner.
There will be live entertainment plus raffle and charity auction. Mighty
Southport Radio comedy duo Dave Quinn and Trevor Ford have agreed to compere
the event for free. Auction prizes include a weekend break at Hilton
hotels, a match in the corporate box at Wigan FC, LFC and EFC signed items,
Victoria Leisure gym membership, a hamper, and other goodies. Local
businesses who want to contribute prizes can get in touch with Stephanie or
Heather. Funds raised will help redecorate the bereavement suite at Ormskirk
hospital and develop a memorial garden. The ball starts at 7.30pm. Tickets
are priced at £34.50 and are available on:- 07544 172601.