Ashford club Cameo has made a donation of £5,433 to support care for babies at the town’s William Harvey Hospital.
Fred Shingler, general manager of the Station Road venue, presented the grant from its company’s Echo Trust charity to buy a transporter incubator and baby bath for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Fred said: “The donation is a way we can give something back. We hold regular collections at the club and our customers are always generous. We nominated the hospital to benefit because of the amazing care and support it provides to local families.”
Louise Ruiz, Matron for Neonatal Services said: “We are so grateful to Mr Shingler, Cameo and the Echo Trust for their generosity. The transporter incubator will be used to move infants in a self-contained mobile unit.This reduces radiant heat loss from the baby during the process.”
Louise added: “The baby bath will provide new parents with an opportunity to bath their new babies on the unit and close to the incubator.”
Cameo is part of The Deltic Group, the UK’s largest operator of late night bars and clubs, which employs 3000 people across its 59 venues.
Since 2002 when Deltic set up the Echo Trust it has raised more than £2.5 million to grant awards to local children’s charities.