George Hay Chartered Accountants, which has offices in Biggleswade, Letchworth and Huntingdon, recently handed over a cheque for £1,610 to The Luton and Dunstable NICU Parents Accommodation Appeal.
After a colleague spent some time in the accommodation last year, following the birth of her son, the firm were inspired to give something back.
Throughout 2017, the team raised funds by way of office bake sales, dress-down Friday’s and the sale of handmade sweet bags in their reception area.
In addition, members of staff contributed toiletries and other essential items to fill two large boxes which were delivered alongside the cheque, in May.
Bianca John, Community Fundraiser at The Luton and Dunstable Hospital, accepted the cheque, alongside NICU staff, on behalf of the charity and had this to say: “The accommodation we provide is invaluable for the parents of new-borns who are being cared for by NICU staff.”
“For many, it is a home away from home, allowing them to be close to their baby and making what is a difficult time that little bit easier.”
“We are extremely grateful for George Hay’s generous donations. It is a fantastic amount of money that they have raised and an amount that will help us to continue to provide this vital service.”
“Not only this but the boxes of essentials will, I’m sure, make a real difference to the parent’s time in the accommodation!”
Claire Morgan, Practice Manager at George Hay, said: “Knowing what a difficult time our colleague, Caroline, went through following the birth of her little boy and hearing the positive things she had to say about the accommodation, there was no doubt in our minds that we wanted to show our support to her and give something back to The Luton and Dunstable Hospital.”
“We are delighted to have raised such a great amount for the NICU Parents Accommodation Appeal and to know that the overnight essentials will benefit other parents during their stays.”
George Hay – which has offices in Biggleswade, Letchworth and Huntingdon – provides accountancy and taxation services to a wide range of businesses and individuals. If you would like to find out how George Hay can help you, please visit their website at: www.georgehay.co.uk.