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15th Aug, 2022

Anonymous donation makes fundraising dreams come true

AN ANONYMOUS donor has made dreams come true for a fund-raising Warwick mum.

Lucy Field’s daughter Evie received life-saving treatment on Warwick Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit when she was born in 2016.

After her experience, Lucy felt that other families in a similar situation would benefit from additional furnishings including chair beds enabling partners to stay overnight with new mums.

So the mum-of-one set herself the challenge of fundraising £10,000 in a year as a way of thanking the unit for everything they did for her and her daughter.

And despite raising £9,000 through coffee mornings and parties, she was just short of her target – until receiving an anonymous online donation of the exact amount she needed to reach her total.

Lucy said: “I was so pleased to have raised so much and never expected to get anywhere near my target. I was so shocked when I saw an anonymous donation of £974.23 come through on my Just Giving page which took me to £10,000.

“Fund-raising for the unit is a cause that is so close to my heart, the staff are amazing and I hope that this money will make a difference to other parents in a similar situation.”

The anonymous donor left a message on the fund-raising page saying “You deserve to meet your target.”

And unit ward manager Katrina Harris said the money would help families for years to come.

She said: “We are extremely grateful to Lucy and everyone that has supported her. This money will enable us to create more of a family friendly environment which will benefit local families at what is often a very difficult time.”

Lucy is now planning on taking on more fundraising for maternity services at Warwick Hospital.

Email charity@swft.nhs.uk or call 01926 495321 to discuss fundraising.

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