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WP_Support:- "What are the charities and campaigns that we support?"

During our 2018/19 season ... WP will support 2 charities:-

   1. the L&D Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Appeal

   2. Prostate Cancer UK

 PLEASE SEE INFORMATION BELOW.         PLEASE HELP US SUPPORT THESE WORTHY  LOCAL CAUSES.

During 2017-18 season ... WE SUPPORTED TWO LOCAL CHARITIES....

1.   The Bedford Hospitals Charity

2.   The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

         We were able to raise £250 for each of these causes during the 2017/18 year.
 This was mainly due to the very successful Charity quiz held Friday 27th July 2018.

                                            THANK YOU.
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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The Neonatal Unit at the L&D is one of only three units in the East of England who provide
intensive care for the premature and sick newborn babies. 1 in 7 babies born will need
support from the Neonatal Team.
At the L&D we have three separate nurseries, one for intensive care and high dependency,
one high dependency and one for predominantly special care babies. There are 37 cots in
the Unit in total. 11 are intensive care cots, 8 are for high dependency and 18 are specials
care cots.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Appeal
The NICU Appeal was launched to raise additional funds to buy extra equipment and
enhance the unit to ensure that all the babies will be treated in the best possible
environment. 1 in 7 babies born at the Luton & Dunstable University Hospital will need
specialist care. Over 900 premature and sick babies are treated in our Neonatal Intensive
Care Unit (NICU) every year. There is a heartwrenching and heart-warming video clip -
Jack's Journey - illustrating the work and the good outcome from the L&D NICU.

https://www.ldh.nhs.uk/get-involved/fundraising/supporting-specific-wards-and-departments
During our WP 2017-18 season ... YOU helped us raise £500 for our causes - see foot of page.