From Here to Maternity - Walk for Bristol Mums!

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

From here to maternityLocal families are being urged to support a brand new charity walk called From Here to Maternity in aid of Southmead hospital maternity unit.

The sponsored four mile walk on Saturday 20th August will start at College Green at 10am and finish at Southmead hospital.

The funds raised will go to the ‘Mum’s the word’ appeal, raising funds to help redevelop the hospital maternity unit. Teams can be any size, and individual walkers are also welcome.

The Mum’s the Word appeal has received donations and pledges of over £120,000 since it was launched in April 2011.

The appeal is helping redevelop the maternity unit at Southmead hospital. The plans include an expanded birthing suite, more consultation rooms for baby scans and a greater number of en-suite facilities for new mums.

The funds will also help refurbish the delivery suite and create a new family room for mothers, babies and their visitors.

Head of the appeal Trevor Reid said, “We’re calling on everyone who has been supported by the brilliant care at Southmead Maternity Unit to take part in our four mile walk.”

We are delighted to be supported by the Marriott Royal Hotel on Park Street which is hosting a free breakfast for walkers with tea, coffee, juices and energy bars!

It's a free event to take part in and everyone is encouraged to raise sponsorship and to collect donations on the way.”

The route will include College Green, Broadmead, Stokes Croft, Gloucester Road, Filton Road and Monks Park Avenue. It should take between one and half to two hours to complete the four mile walk.

Trevor added, “We’re encouraging teams to walk, jog, or even buggy push! And there are prizes for best fancy dress team and most sponsorship raised!”

To sign up the walk call 0117 9505050 or visit http://www.mumsthewordappeal.org.uk/