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£25,000 raised for baby charities by JT

£25,000 raised for baby charities by JT

Sunday 26 March 2017

£25,000 raised for baby charities by JT


JT employees raised £25,410.98 for charities that support premature and sick babies in 2016.

The money has helped Friends of the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) buy two portable heart monitors to be used in the Jersey Hospital antenatal unit to monitor the foetal heart rate.

Neil Maclachlan, Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist at Jersey’s General Hospital, said: “Not only do these new pieces of equipment closely monitor high-risk babies and assess potentially high-risk babies, they also hold essential historical data - providing the team with a large database of collective experience and knowledge to support our own visual assessments. We are delighted with the monitors and I’d like to thank JT employees for raising the funds for us to buy them.”

Part of the funds collected went to the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation in Guernsey to equip The Burrow, the PPBF’s new property in Southampton, which will be used by families with children being cared for at the nearby hospital. The rest of the money was split between baby-related charities in London, Melbourne and Boston where JT also has offices.

To 'smash' their fundraising target, JT employees took part in the Jersey It's a knockout challenge. They also held a Christmas staff raffle, a staff charity day and collected money in their stores or at sponsored events.

 

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