TfL team go the extra mile for premature babies

Jul 17, 2019

The incredible team of London Underground, Piccadilly West Station have continued their support of the Neonatal Unit at Northwick Park Hospital by swapping hi-vis jackets and safety boots for t-shirts and trainers as they took on an incredible 12-mile night walk across some of London’s iconic bridges.

Starting at Albert Bridge at 10pm on Friday evening, the intrepid team of 16 traversed across 12 of London’s most scenic bridges, including Westminster and Waterloo, before completing their challenge at 3am Saturday morning as they stepped across Tower Bridge.

The Piccadilly West Station staff members were joined by members of the Neonatal Unit; Aine Mcgahon-Lavin, Caroline Brown, Indera Forrester and Cao Hongxia.

The staff set up a Just Giving page and held collections at Sudbury Town, Acton Town and Ealing Common stations to boost their fundraising, which totalled an astonishing £4,016 with Gift Aid.

The Walk follows the wonderful cake sale the Piccadilly West Station staff held last December. Cheyvonne Barber-Welch (Customer Service Supervisor) organised the event, saying:

“After the success of the cake sale, my colleagues and I wanted to continue to support the Neonatal Unit and the amazing work the staff do in treating premature and sick babies, and the care provided to their parents and families. We are extremely grateful to everyone who donated to our Walk and helped us to support such a worthwhile cause”.

Having a sick new-born or premature baby that requires intensive care can be a very emotional time for parents and loved ones. NPH's Neonatal Unit ensures that these babies receive the best possible start in life and provides parents with the tools and support to care for the new addition to their family.

LNWH Charity and the Neonatal Unit would like to thank Michael O Banjo, Cheyvonne Barber-Welch, Martin Brockett, Alex Abakah, Wieslaw Mirek, Wendy Lusher, Edson De-Oliveira, Bimpe Ogunleye, Sanjay Shah, Pankaj Chopra, Clive Saul, Nick Beirne, Gaurav Sood, Rebecca Edwards, Tamisra Chaudhuri (Tiny) and John Hyam for once again supporting our youngest and most vulnerable patients.

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