Brewers colleagues from Gillingham and Sittingbourne stores came together to raise money for the Oliver Fisher Special Care Baby Unit Trust at Medway Martime hospital.
The Oliver Fisher Charity provide care for poorly and premature babies across Kent. On average, they provide treatment to 1200 babies a year. Public donations are crucial for the charity to continue their incredible work which includes purchasing lifesaving equipment; training skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals; and covering travel expenses to allow parents to visit their babies on a regular basis.
The Oliver Fisher Special Care Baby Unit first opened in 1983 with only two incubators in the corner of the maternity wing. For almost 40 years, the unit has helped the community and now holds 32 cots which includes 8 intensive care cots for premature babies.
Brewers Gillingham held a charity event to help raise some vital funds for such an incredible cause. A cake sale and games including ‘guess the name of the Brewers bear’ and ‘guess the weight of the sweet jar’ managed to raise £215 which The Brewers Foundation matched, bringing the total donation to £430. This will allow the Oliver Fisher Special Care Baby Unit Trust to buy 4 new incubators and a neopuff, which is a specialised resuscitator designed for infants.
“We would like to thank everyone that took part in helping us to achieve this incredible total by either donating or taking the time to bake cakes. We appreciate all of your support and are so grateful to be able to support the charity.
We would like to give a special thank you to the Oliver Fisher Charity whose work has helped to save many babies and will continue to help many more in the future.”
Charlie Harriss, Brewers Gillingham.