FENLAND: Mother holding charity event for neonatal unit which saved baby's life

PUBLISHED: 15:21 30 June 2009 | UPDATED: 09:08 02 June 2010

Caroline Mamas-Hall with James Hall (3) on bike and 1yr old Theo Hall
raising money for QEH neonatal unit with sponsored cycle ride

Caroline Mamas-Hall with James Hall (3) on bike and 1yr old Theo Hall raising money for QEH neonatal unit with sponsored cycle ride

A MOTHER-of-two is holding a charity cycle ride and pram push to raise money for a neonatal intensive care unit that saved her premature baby s life. Little Theo Hall was born one month premature by emergency caesarean after a placenta abruption. He was c

A MOTHER-of-two is holding a charity cycle ride and pram push to raise money for a neonatal intensive care unit that saved her premature baby's life.

Little Theo Hall was born one month premature by emergency caesarean after a placenta abruption.

He was cared for at the neonatal intensive care unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn for almost five weeks.

Now, almost 12 months on, his mum Caroline Mamas-Hall has organised a charity cycle ride around Tydd St Giles with friend Nicki Rimner, to say thanks and help the unit's fundraising campaign.

Mrs Mamas-Hall, of Woodcote Park, Wisbech, said: "I was 40 in April and I felt I wanted to give something rather than receive a present, so I thought of this as a way of saying thank you.

"Theo was starved of oxygen for about five minutes and is showing signs of cerebral palsy, but staff at the unit were marvellous."

The cycle ride-come-pram push takes place on Saturday July 11 and will start and finish at Tydd St Giles Community Centre.

Mrs Mamas-Hall said: "We are looking for sponsors to raise more money, but people are still welcome to come and take part. There is no charge for joining us, just collect some sponsorship.

"The route is about a mile-and-a-half, and hopefully afterwards we will hold a picnic too."

The unit is undergoing an expansion to add a second parent room. So far about £100,000 is raised, but staff are hoping to raise £150,000.

For more information, to take part or to donate, contact Mrs Mamas-Hall on 01945 580424.

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