The Banbridge store hosted a special coffee morning for patients and shoppers in Banbridge town centre as part of a year-long fundraising marathon for neo-natal and special baby units in Craigavon and Daisy Hill hospitals.

Treats and eats

Customers enjoyed a charity party of tea, coffee and juice as well as a range of tray bakes, buns and other treats and in return for the hospitality made a voluntary donation.

A year ago, the team embarked on a year-long charity drive as store director Wayne Watson and his wife Lynn, a schoolteacher in Banbridge wanted to thank both hospitals for the care and support they had received when twins Isla and Micah were born prematurely back in 2015.

Fantastic care

As Wayne explains: ‘Without the expert and fantastic care of all the medical and nursing staff at Craigavon and Daisy Hill the twins wouldn’t be here, and we are incredibly grateful to both units.’

Throughout the past 12 months staff have held raffles, coffee mornings, taken on cycling events and 10k walks to help generate cash for both hospitals.

Tribute to everyone who donated

‘We’d like to thank all our patients, friends, family and everyone in Banbridge who has made donations throughout the past 12 months. We aim to present both Craigavon and Daisy Hill baby units with cheques very soon to help premature babies and their mums, dads and wider families in the future.'

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