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Register Office staff raise £5,000 for baby care unit
9:08am Wednesday 15th August 2012 in Fundraising fun
STAFF from York’s birth registration office have helped raise £5,000 to help babies get better care.
The money has been raised for the special care baby unit at York Hospital from the sale of commemorative folders for parents of new arrivals wanting to display their birth certificates. The folders are sold for £2 when parents come in to register their child’s birth.
The Press provides the folders free of charge so every penny of the £2 donation goes towards supporting unit’s work with ill or premature babies.
The registry team, which also offers a bereavement service at York Hospital, has been raising money in this partnership with The Press for the past seven years and has raised more than £20,000 so far.
City of York councillor Dafydd Williams said: “The work of the unit has a profound impact on the community in York and I’m so proud of the register office and their partners at The York Press for their support of it. I registered my own daughter’s birth 18 months ago with York’s register office and they were incredibly helpful and professional in the way they worked. So it comes as no surprise that they have been so successful in raising so much money for the unit.”