Gosport store raises £800 to help premature baby unit

Havant and East Hampshire Mind have been given �323,000 by Sport England to help families of a low income stay active. The charity will work alongside Havant's branch of Oarsome Chance as part of the project based in Leigh Park.''Picture by Malcolm Wells (180522-9760)

£323,000 boost to help Havant families stay active and improve wellbeing

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STAFF at a Co-operative Food store raised hundreds of pounds for premature babies.

The shop, in Forton Road, in Gosport, raised £800 for Queen Alexandra Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Employees Ann and Tania visited the Cosham site to hand over the cheque. Ann said: ‘We like to give to causes close to our hearts. Our staff members have family being treated here so we used our charitable funds to help provide new equipment.’

Helen Redding, senior sister in NICU, added: ‘The funds will purchase a Wee-site which is a piece of equipment designed up help us locate tiny veins to make it easier to fit an IV to a newborn baby.’