Tea-time trolley dashes have helped raise £843.78 for Bay Hospitals Charity’s Bayb’s Maternity Appeal.

The donation has come from the Co-op Local Community Fund after stores in Ainslie Street, Harrell Lane, Oxford Street and Roose Road, Barrow, along with Barrow Co-op Funeralcare, selected the charity as their local cause.

Co-op Community Fund

1% spent on selected own brand products bought in store by shoppers who are Co-op members, plus money raised from the general sale of carrier bags, goes into a local community fund pot.

Members have the option of going online to choose Bay Hospitals Charity over a number of other local causes the scheme is supporting to receive this money. Any unspecified funds that are then left in the community pot are shared equally among all causes at regular intervals.

Bay Hospitals Charity will be supported by the scheme until 27 October 2018. Although the Bayb’s appeal, which is funding “extras” for the new South Lakes Birth Centre at Furness General Hospital, closes at the end of March, community pot funds will continue to go to maternity care for items that, as in the case of the Bayb’s appeal, fall outside the remit of what the NHS is able to fund.

The supermarket chain’s four Barrow food stores will also be supporting the Bayb’s appeal and maternity in other ways too such as gifting items for raffles.

Support us as you shop in your local Co-op

“It’s great that Bay Hospitals Charity has been selected as one of the local causes to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund, especially as the Bayb’s Maternity Appeal has been able to receive the first donation from it.

“If you do shop at the Co-op, it would be great if you could become a member and better still, once your membership has come through, go online to opt to support us. It’s all very simple but as this donation proves, very worthwhile.”

Heidi Bowron, Bayb’s appeal co-ordinator

It’s easy to sign up as a Co-op member and get involved

  1. Become a member of the Co-op – it costs £1 to join
  2. Login to your Co-op account and select ‘Bay Hospitals Charity’ as your chosen local cause
  3. Raise money as you shop at no additional cost to you!

About Bay Hospitals Charity

The Bayb’s Maternity Appeal has funded almost £250,000 worth of clinical equipment and furnishings at the South Lakes Birth Centre to make it one of the best maternity unit’s in the country to give birth.

Bay Hospitals Charity is a registered charity, raising money to improve patient care and hospital experience at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust hospitals.  Every day incredible things happen across our hospitals, but this is not without cost. By donating to Bay Hospitals Charity you can fund the latest equipment and help make your local hospitals more comfortable, ensuring you get the best possible care and treatment.

Get involved

To chat to us about our events and fundraising for Bay Hospitals Charity, please email charity@mbht.nhs.uk or call either Judith in our Lancaster Charity Office on 01524 516064 or Heidi in our Barrow Charity Office on 01229 404473. We’d love to hear from you!

You can donate securely online.

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