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Collecting new teddies for Treliske

01 August, 2017
Drop off your new teddies to Specsavers St Austell
Specsavers St Austell is an official collection point for Pirate FM teddy donations

Specsavers St Austell is pleased to announce their support for the Pirate FM Baby and Birth appeal (BABA), set up to raise funds for a new maternity and neonatal unit at Treliske Hospital.

The best start in life

The store in St Austell is an official collection point for the Pirate FM teddy appeal, which calls for local residents to drop off new teddies and cuddly toys. A branded Pirate FM collection bin can be found in store.  

Eric Barkhuysen, Specsavers St Austell store director, said: ‘We’re delighted to support the Pirate FM Baby and Birth appeal. Every baby deserves the best start in life. If we can all help provide the best care possible for generations to come with the donation of a teddy bear then we are doing a great thing.’

New born support

More than 4,000 babies are born at Royal Cornwall Hospital every year, however the original wards have not been upgraded since they were built five decades ago.

The half a million pound makeover will see a new suite with a water birth pool and the neonatal unit will move to a much bigger area. There will be more space in the special care nurseries too.

The major renovations are already happening but the project needs the right equipment to care for the one in ten babies that will need extra help. For example, a special incubator for twins, so poorly babies no longer have to be split up and put in separate incubators when they are born.

To drop off your teddy bear or to make a monetary donation please visit Specsavers St Austell.

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