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Toddlers raise money for vulnerable babies at Royal Surrey

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Toddlers raise money for vulnerable babies at Royal Surrey

Published at 12:56pm 28th August 2018. (Updated at 4:35pm 28th August 2018)

Two fundraising four year olds ran two kilometres to raise money for Royal Surrey's Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU).

They raised £220 for Positive Touch- a group of parents and staff who support families with babies in the special unit. 

Riley and Emilia’s sponsored run provided funding for new welcome packs for parents of babies staying on the unit.

Within the welcome packs were essentials for parents needing to stay for prolonged periods of time at the hospital once their baby is born.

Riley and Emilia pictured with staff at SCBU-  showing off the new welcome packs

SCBU Practice Development Sister, Fiona England said: “Riley and Emilia’s little steps have made such a difference to our new SCBU families. 

"The welcome packs have been made with the love and empathy of parents who understand what having a baby/babies on SCBU really feels like. 

"We feel very lucky here at Royal Surrey to have the support of Positive Touch helping us improve the experience of being on a Neonatal Unit for babies and their family.”

Both Emilia and Riley spent time on the SCBU when they were born. It was their own decision to raise money for the unit.

Riley explained, “I wanted to buy the babies some bath toys.”

Emilia added, “I wanted to do the run so I could help raise money to help the poorly babies like mummy does.  We did two laps and got a certificate and a medal.”

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