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Mayor visits Ipswich Hospital for Sunrise Appeal
Generous Glen shows support
10 October 2016

A former mayor whose son was born prematurely at our hospital has presented staff with a cheque for £5,640 to help other sick babies and children.

Glen Chisholm generously chose to support the hospital’s Sunrise Appeal during his year as Ipswich mayor, and visited the hospital earlier this month to make his donation.

During his visit, Cllr Chisholm, who is now deputy mayor, was shown some of the items which have been brought with Sunrise money so far, which include ventilators and parent bays, where mums can stay while their babies are receiving care on the neonatal unit.

Cllr Chisholm chose to support the charity after his son Clinton was born prematurely at the hospital nearly 20 years ago and received care in the neonatal unit.

Mandy Jordan, head of charity and fundraising at the hospital, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Glen for this wonderful donation, which will make a real difference to babies and children receiving care at Ipswich Hospital.”

The Sunrise Appeal originally aimed to raise £100,000 to help make babies, children and their families more comfortable during their time in hospital. The total raised so far now stands at £130,000, with more donations coming in regularly.

To make a donation to the appeal, visit www.justgiving.com/thesunriseappeal  or www.ipswichhospital.nhs.uk/sunriseappeal