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Generous Jet2.com Staff Donate Over £1, 200 to Barnsley General Hospital

11th November 2009

In true friendly fashion, Jet2.com has donated part of an overall £1,200 to the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Barnsley General Hospital as a thank you for looking after one our own cabin crew and her premature baby.

Earlier this year Nichola Hughes gave birth to baby Edward who was over 8 weeks early and weighed a mere 1871 grams. Edward was looked after in the SCBU for over 4 weeks until he was well enough to go home.

Since the birth of Edward, Nichola has been tirelessly fundraising for the SCBU at Barnsley General Hospital to express her gratitude to the staff. A raffle was organised, which included a pair of Jet2.com flights as first prize and Nichola also arranged an auction for a signed Barnsley Football Club shirt.

Jet2.com also held a staff dress down day across its base at Leeds Bradford Airport raising almost £200. Nichola's dedicated fundraising, along with Jet2.com’s generosity, has resulted in a grand total of over £1,200 being raised allowing many more premature babies like Edward to get the special care and attention they need.

First time mum Nichola Hughes said: “I would like to thank all of the staff at Barnsley General Hospital for all their hard work and constant attention that helped Edward grow into the strong little boy he is becoming.

“It was a very difficult time for me and Edward, I really couldn’t have done it without the nurses and doctors in the Special Care Baby Unit. Due to the staff’s care and dedication, Edward is now happy and thriving at home with his family.

“We want to raise as much money as possible for the hospital and I would like to thank my employers Jet2.com for their help with donating prizes for the raffle and orchestrating their own internal fundraising."

November 11, 2009 at 00:00