In her year as President of Gravesend & Meopham Rotary Club, Sue Crocker chose to support the purchase of bedside recliner chairs, so that new parents can bond with their babies and support each other around the clock, particularly during a stressful and worrying time of a baby being admitted to the Special Care Baby Unit.

Gravesend & Meopham Rotary Club raised £9,500 through events such as canoeing and walking along the river Medway, a quiz night, garden parties and their annual ball at Cobham Hall.   

Sue Crocker President said

“It has been a fantastic achievement and every member of the club rose to the challenge helping to raise this staggering amount of money.  Not only were we able to buy the chairs, but we have also raised funds to purchase eight Pulse Oximeters which are vital to check baby’s Oxygen levels”.

Sharon Saunders, Risk/IT Midwife said

“Rotary have helped us achieve one of our goals which is to allow both parents to be with their baby during these special early days”.

Laura Benton, Midwife said

“The reclining chairs are great, returning parents have already said how comfortable they are and they can now lay out and get some well earned sleep while still being with their Baby”. 

The Rotary Club of Gravesend & Meopham meet every Tuesday night at the Manor Hotel, Gravesend and support various charities by undertaking many social fund raising events through each year and undertake community projects.  If you are a like-minded person more information is available from:  [email protected]

Find out more about current appeal to support our Maternity and Special Care Baby Unit.