The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

‘Team Neonates’ complete the Abbey Dash

28 November 2016

Congratulations to our neonatal team who completed the Abbey Dash in memory of their late and much missed colleague Dr Simon Newell and to raise money in his name.

Simon was a paediatrician who worked tirelessly for the neonatal service for many years and sadly died in a tragic accident earlier this year.

Lead nurse Anne Harrop said: "It was quite challenging weather being very cold and very wet but I'm proud that all our team of varying abilities managed to finish the course, and it was great for team morale.

"We were all really pleased at the support we got with people shouting out "Team Neonates" to encourage us and it was lovely to talk to the other participants about Simon, as many of them knew his story and the great work he did and how much he is missed."

'Team Neonates' was made up of a range of staff including consultants, pharmacists and nurses. They smashed through their fundraising target, raising over £1,200 for the Neonatal Trust Fund which helps to provide vital equipment to enhance and support the care and development of the babies on the unit.

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Team Neonates wearing their pink bow ties in tribute to Simon who was a great bow tie wearer!