The Red Sea Pedestrians raises £300,000 for Saint Mary’s Hospital
Red Sea Pedestrians (RSP) have once again pulled off an incredible
evening, raising a mind-blowing £300,000 at their 9th annual
charity ball (11.03.17) at the Lowry Hotel in aid of Saint Mary's
Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the Rheumatology Department
at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.
Coronation Street's Kym Marsh attended the
glamorous ball at The Lowry Hotel where she gave an emotional
about the tragic loss of her baby and talked to the audience about
her then positive experience at Saint Mary's Hospital, highlighting
the importance of the equipment the hospital so urgently needs.
With the RSP's help, Saint Mary's Hospital is now able to buy 4
High Frequency Oscillation Ventilators to help the poorliest,
premature babies make a speedy recovery.
The stunning guests were entertained by the incredible SwanBand
who kept the party going until the early morning!
Antony Wagman, Chair of Trustees of The Red Sea
Pedestrian's, said: "We are absolutely overwhelmed by the
continuous generosity of our guests, we raised a life-changing
amount of money for an incredibly worthy cause."
Sarah Naismith, Head of Saint Mary's Hospital Charity,
"We're absolutely delighted with the phenomenal amount raised on
the night, and would like to extend our gratitude to The Red Sea
Pedestrian's and all their supporters for their hard work and
efforts in making the ball such a huge success. The funds raised
will ensure that the smallest and sickest babies, who don't respond
to conventional forms of ventilation, can receive the best possible
treatment our hospital can give them. This will make a real and
lasting difference to the lives of so many families across the
north west, and beyond."
The event was organised by Taylor Lynn Corporation and sponsored
by The Ruia Group, Stocktons, Beaverbrooks the Jewellers, Pretty by
Quest and Premex Services.
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Notes to editors
High Frequency Oscillation Ventilators
Saint Mary's Hospital requires 4 High Frequency Oscillation
Ventilators (HFOV) - each one costs £35,000.
HFOV is a highly specialised form of breathing support which is
used for the sickest of babies who do not respond to conventional
forms of ventilation. Without this new equipment the
provision of HFOV is at best outdated and at worst unavailable,
which inevitably can result in babies not receiving the care they
need. In addition the smaller footprint of the newer HFOV
ventilators means that babies can be commenced on HFOV with less
impact on the physical space around the incubator, ensuring a more
family friendly environment, and reduced risk of injury or