Gallery pub raises funds for appeal to enhance facilities that support families who experience baby loss

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A £150,000 appeal to enhance the facilities that support families who experience the devastating loss of a baby has received a welcome boost from fundraisers.

£3,600 was raised for Northamptonshire Health Charity’s Daisy Suite Appeal, by fundraisers from Gallery Public House in Northampton’s Southfields.  An additional £1,000 donation was made by Northampton Town Council Community Fund from the Town Mayor Councillor Dennis Meredith and Councillor Jackie Fuchshuber.

The money will help to fund a dedicated space at Northampton General Hospital that offers privacy, away from the maternity area’s day unit and the wards.  Pub manager Karen Downes organised the 24-hour bike spinning fundraiser in memory of her granddaughter L’taya Amelia who was born sleeping.

Karen said: “The money was raised for a cuddle cot and furniture for the unit as we all know there is nothing more precious than time and we hope our fundraiser helps others and honours the memory of L’taya Amelia. We are grateful for Northampton Town Council providing a £1,000 donation to help with the Daisy Suite appeal.”

Could you take on a challenge or hold an event to raise money for the appeal?  You could book a team for the charity’s Curry & Quiz Night on Monday 27 March, or why not abseil the Northampton Lift Tower with them in June, or start your training for The Amazing Northampton Run which is in September?

For more information, or to make a donation visit the fundraising appeal page on the charity’s website at https://northamptonshirehealth… or contact the team – call 01604 626927 or email