Ferryside woman climbs Mount Kilimanjaro to raise cash for Glangwili Hospital



A Carmarthenshire woman has climbed thousands of feet to raise thousands of pounds for Glangwili Hospital.
Katie Hunt, from Ferryside, raised £4,800 for the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and holding local events.
She raised the money after friend Charlotte Biggs, from Alltwallis near Lampeter, had a little girl Sophie in 2010 at 27 weeks weighing 2.4lbs.
Sophie was stabilised at SCBU in Glangwili Hospital before being transferred to Singleton Hospital before returning to the SCBU for a further 4 weeks.
Sophie is now a happy three and a half year old.
Katie said: “Charlotte told me Sophie had fantastic care at the SCBU and that she also had wonderful support from all the staff at that difficult time.
“I wanted to show my appreciation to the unit for taking care of Charlotte and Sophie and self-funded a climb to Kilimanjaro.”
Sister Kelly Brown said: “We are so grateful to Katie for raising this fantastic amount of money and it will go towards buying new infusion pumps which are a vital part of equipment on our ward as 95 per cent of the babies on the ward need these.”
Hywel Dda Charitable Funds is a registered charity which helps provide the vital support beyond what the NHS currently provides and invests in the health and wellbeing of the local population. Charitable Funds provides support to help keep Hywel Dda’s services at the highest standards by providing grants to a variety of areas such as purchasing state of the art equipment, improving hospital environments, community care and supporting research
Every day patients see the benefit of the kind donations from members of the public and we are very grateful for people’s generosity.
For more information contact the Fundraising Team on 01269 239815 or fundraising.hyweldda@wales.nhs.uk. Download a fundraising pack from www.hywelddahb.wales.nhs.uk/supportforlife

Photos above -
Katie on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Left to right, nurse Nerys Davies, Katie Hunt ,Sophie, Charlotte Biggs and Sister Kelly Brown.

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