Approximately 3,000 babies are born at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust each year with one in eleven needing additional support – ranging from a few hours of special care to a few weeks in an intensive care unit.

The Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity One in Eleven Appeal aims to raise £1 million for a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to enhance the facilities at Mid Cheshire Hospitals.

Every penny raised from this campaign will go towards a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Leighton Hospital Crewe, so families can feel safe, comfortable and more able to deal with the anxiety of such an emotional time. The new facilities will help ensure that they are able to continue to serve the local community in the long term.

The Charity Dinner at Rookery Hall this Saturday 17 November is to raise funds for this amazing cause.  I have the honour to be the Toastmaster and Auctioneer on the night.  With over 20 raffle prizes and 15 lots for auction this should be an amazing night and “loads of money” will be raised for this charity which is very close to my heart.