The Friends of the Baby Unit at the Derby Royal Hospital are a voluntary group of people who give their time to increase the public awareness and raise funds to purchase lifesaving equipment for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The charity was established in 1976 by Kate Repton following the loss of her prematurely born daughter, Lucy. She has since been joined by others who help devote their time and efforts into raising funds for the charity.
The aim is to raise as much money as possible to help purchase specialist and life-saving equipment such as apnoea alarm mattresses, infusion pumps, incubators, heated cots and high flow oxygen systems to name a few. FOBU works closely with the staff to ensure the funds raised are used, not only to purchase the most crucial pieces of equipment but to help maintain and replace equipment bought for the neonatal intensive care unit in previous years as well.
Natalie, Commercial Surveyor at BB&J, says “ Last year, Our Charity of the Year was Help for Heroes and we managed to raise a massive £7,000 from fund raising activities and generous support from our clients and friends. However, this year, we were really keen to support a local charity. A few members of staff have seen the benefit of the work of the Friends of the Baby Unit and so it was a firm favourite!”
BB&J have already organised a Christmas Jumper Day on the 18th December as our first fund raising activity. Keep your eyes peeled for updates and photos!
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