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2018 Charity

Friends of the Neonatal Unit

For the second year running, Friends of the Neonatal Unit has been chosen as the beneficiary of The Chester Hotel’s fine dining food event.

The charity of Aberdeen Maternity Hospital’s Neo-Natal Unit for premature and sick babies helps hundreds of families through difficult times and fundraising is at the heart of what it does.

The committee comprises of parents who have had babies in the neonatal unit and members of staff who give up their own free time to assist with fundraising and determining the priorities for funding.

As well as specialist medical technology, Friends of the Neonatal Unit has been able to purchase a wide range of useful and much appreciated items, including baby clothing, soft sheets and digital cameras to enable those precious moments of a first cuddle with a baby to be captured for posterity.

Last year Friends of the Neonatal Unit received a generous £105,000 from the Chester Hotel’s food festival, which was enough to purchase two giraffe incubators.

This specialist medical equipment provides babies, who are born early or poorly,  with an ideal environment to support their wellbeing,

Since 1984 the unit has helped hundreds of families through these difficult times. Many spend a few days with their baby in the unit whilst other babies need specialist care for longer and the unit becomes their second home.