The neonatal unit at Broomfield Hospital was bursting with pride after it received £2,400 thanks to fantastic care it gave a family nearly ten years ago.
Louisa Hicks from Ingatestone gave birth prematurely to her son Harry, who is now a healthy nine-year-old, but she and her husband, Robert, never forgot that kindness in those early days.
Robert said: “The care and attention that the neonatal team gave to both our boy and us as parents was second to none.
“When I became master of my Freemasons’ lodge, I was given the opportunity to select a charity of my choice. The neonatal unit was of course my first choice and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to support them through various fundraising events.”
Yvonne Carter, fundraising officer with Mid and South Essex Hospitals Charity, thanked the Freemasons’ lodge (Tutela no. 6559).
“Thank you to Robert, his wife, Louisa, and his masonic lodge for this generous donation in support of our neonatal unit. Their fundraising will help enhance care for premature and poorly new-borns and their families, just like it did all those years ago for Harry.”