Libby’s sponsored walk for Special Care Baby Unit

Libby, her mum Claire and brother Fletcher with staff from the unit
Libby, her mum Claire and brother Fletcher with staff from the unit

A LITTLE girl is undertaking a sponsored walk later this month to raise money for the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at the Conquest Hospital.

Libby Collins, aged six, will be walking from Galley Hill in Bexhill to Hastings Pier, a distance of three-and-a-half miles, on Sunday, April 28, with her mum and dad, grandparents and younger brother Fletcher.

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.

The youngster decided to do the fundraiser after seeing an advert on television for Save the Children.

Libby and her family then visited the SCBU in June to hand over the money and were offered a tour of the unit.

Her mum Claire, of Playden Gardens, said: “Libby already has more than £100 in sponsorship and is hoping to raise more than she did last year.

“She just really likes to help the little babies and now wants to be a doctor when she grows up. Libby has a real affinity with babies.

“I have been in touch with Wendy Thompsett, the SCBU’s manager, telling her Libby wants to do something to help the unit and she was more than happy.”

If anyone would like to sponsor Libby on her upcoming walk they can contact her mum Claire on 07915 872280.