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Fulwood’s Baby Beat invites residents to join Morecambe Bay charity walk

Posted on - 22nd March, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Preston News
Morecambe Bay. Pic: Northern_Punkie/Pixabay

A neonatal and maternity charity has invited residents to join the Cross Bay Walk to celebrate the NHS’ 74th birthday.

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Baby Beat in Fulwood has offered a limited number of places for this year’s event, led by Her Majesty the Queen’s Guide Michael Wilson.

The six to eight-mile walk will take place on Saturday 9 July, starting at Arnside Pier from 1pm before crossing the bay to Grange-over-Sands, on the Cartmel Peninsula, where participants can take in the views of Morecambe Bay.

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Cathy Skidmore, Baby Beat manager, said: “The Cross Bay Walk is a calendar event not to be missed. With 150 places available, I would recommend booking early.

“Without community fundraising events such as this, we would not be able to provide the support that we do, so please join our incredible Baby Beat community this summer to make a real difference to families when they need it the most.”

The route takes approximately three to four hours to complete and is suitable for children aged eight and above.

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Due to the challenging nature of the route, which is weather dependent and may include wading through deep water, it is recommended those with limited mobility or small children do not take part.

Registration starts from £15, and all money raised will provide equipment and services to babies and mums cared for by the two maternity units and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which are part of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Since its establishment in 1987, Baby Beat has raised funds for sensory equipment for neonatal babies, baby resuscitation units, and specialist breast pumps for neonatal babies.

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It has supported the development of a maternity bereavement suite and recently advocated and championed Baby Loss Awareness Week.

Baby Beat will join walkers supporting Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity.

For more information, visit – https://babybeat.org.uk/get-involved/cross-bay-walk-2022/

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