The Red Sea Pedestrians raises £300,000 for Saint Mary’s Hospital
The Red Sea Pedestrians (RSP) have once again pulled off an incredible evening, raising a mind-blowing £300,000 at their 9th annual charity ball in aid of Saint Mary’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the Rheumatology Department at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
Coronation Street’s Kym Marsh attended the glamorous ball at The Lowry Hotel where she gave an emotional speech about the tragic loss of her baby, and talked to the audience about her then positive experience at Saint Mary’s Hospital, highlighting the importance of the equipment the hospital so urgently needs.
With the RSP’s help, Saint Mary’s Hospital is now able to buy 4 High Frequency Oscillation Ventilators to help premature babies make a speedy recovery.
Antony Wagman, Chair of Trustees of The Red Sea Pedestrian’s, said: “We are absolutely overwhelmed by the continuous generosity of our guests. We raised a life-changing amount of money for an incredibly worthy cause.”
Sarah Naismith, Head of Saint Mary’s Hospital Charity, said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the phenomenal amount raised on the night, and would like to extend our gratitude to The Red Sea Pedestrian’s and all their supporters for their hard work and efforts in making the ball such a huge success. The funds raised will ensure that the smallest and sickest babies, who don’t respond to conventional forms of ventilation, can receive the best possible treatment our hospital can give them. This will make a real and lasting difference to the lives of so many families across the north west, and beyond.”
The event was organised by Taylor Lynn Corporation and sponsored by The Ruia Group, Stocktons, Beaverbrooks the Jewellers, Pretty by Quest and Premex Services.