Sharon-Peirson Hagger and her husband, Russell along with daughter Mia (aged 10) and son Leo, (aged 13) presented a cheque on 15 August to Dr Tracy Lawson and Dr Peter Martin for £10,000 for Little Roo Neo-natal Fund on behalf of Mia who was born with complications at Ashford and St Peter’s Neo-natal unit ten years ago.
Mia’s parents hosted a charity ball in May 2018 because they wanted to give something back to the hospital, the funds will go towards intensive care equipment.
Mia was limp and could not breathe when she was born with Meconium Aspiration Syndrome and was rushed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to be given the appropriate care. After care at St Peter’s she was transferred to Great Ormond Street children’s hospital in London for specialist treatment.
Dr Peter Martin, Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician, said: “It was with great delight that we were able to receive this fantastic contribution to the Little Roo Neo-natal Fund from Mia and her family, following the 10th birthday celebration for Mia that was held at the Runnymede hotel. This will be a great contribution in helping the unit purchase state of the art intensive care equipment to look after critically ill babies like Mia, so that in the future we can continue to see such patients having just as happy 10 year birthdays.”
Pictured above: Leo, Sharon and Russell Peirson-Hagger, Dr Peter Martin, Dr Tracy Lawson and Mia Peirson-Hagger