The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds Maternity Care

LTHT midwife Shelley raises cash for delivery suite

23 June 2016

A huge well done was offered to midwife Shelley Cassere and colleagues from across the Trust who took part in a fundraising event for the delivery suite at St James’s.

The team were raising money for ward J03 through both a sponsored bike ride from Liverpool to Leeds, and a walk from Saltaire to Leeds which took place simultaneously. In total they have raised £1200 for the specialist unit at Jimmy’s

All money raised is to be used for buying things that will enhance the environment of the unit for families using the services, such as soft lighting for the rooms, fans, new camp beds for dads to stay over. This will help to improve patient experiences for all.

On top of this, the team are also looking into buying a water cooler for labouring women who request chilled water.

The cyclists were Heather Gwilliam, Kirsten Kesting, Caroline Sendall- Senior and Shelley, with Rachel Andrews as support van driver. The walkers were Nicole Ackie,Donna Tilford, Rachel Drakes, Linda Pearson and Jane Cassere.

Shelley said: “It was a lot of effort to cycle all that way, but it was certainly worth it to help support the unit and the mums and dads we look after.

“We see thousands of babies born at St James’s every year, so making sure things are right for parents helps to make each of these experiences better. We have real ambitions for the unit and I am sure, this won’t be the last of our charitable efforts!”

LTHT midwife Shelley raises cash for delivery suite