Libby’s donation to Special Care Baby Unit at Conquest

Sister Marie Palmer with Libby Collins, Millie Marchant and Fletcher Collins (front)
Sister Marie Palmer with Libby Collins, Millie Marchant and Fletcher Collins (front)

A LITTLE girl who undertook a sponsored walk for charity has raised almost £700 for the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at the Conquest Hospital.

Libby Collins, aged six, walked from Galley Hill in Bexhill to Hastings Pier, a distance of three-and-a-half miles, with her mum and dad, grandparents and younger brother Fletcher at the end of April this year.

Friends and family dug deep into their pockets to sponsor Libby, of Playden Gardens, to the tune of £380, but following an article in the Observer which highlighted the youngster’s efforts, Artemis Nursery added an extra £300.

SCBU Matron, Wendy Thompsett said: “We would like to thank Libby and her brother and family and friends for this fantastic donation.

It was a lovely thing for Libby and her family to do and we will put this money towards buying some equipment for the unit.”

It is not the first time the youngster has collected money for the SCBU.

In March last year she did a sponsored bike ride from the pier to The Stade and back, raising £300 in sponsorship because she wanted to help the ‘poorly babies’ cared for on the unit after seeing an advert on television for Save the Children.

She came up with the idea herself.