Hospital charity to rescue for parents as baby’s life is saved

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Staff at the Doncaster base of the UK’s largest pharmaceutical wholesaler, Mawdsley’s, raised £559 for the appeal for extra family accommodation at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

They were moved to support the Branching Out Appeal, after a co-worker was helped by The Sick Children’s Trust.

David Dibb, 27, and his wife, Emma, 27, stayed at the charity’s Treetop House last May when son George was born with a rare birth defect, Duodenal Atresia, which meant he could not eat or drink. He needed a life-saving operation.

“Treetop House allowed us to stay within walking distance of George and made it possible for us to be with him and to see every step of his recovery,” said David.

He and his colleagues raised the money through a series of baking, fancy dress days and raffles. Money is going to the £980,000 appeal, which is backed by the Sheffield Telegraph, for extra family accommodation off Northumberland Road.