Prima's Tim Capper to tackle the three peaks challenge in aid of charity

Prima’s Sales Manager, Tim Capper is taking on the challenge of the Three Peaks to raise much needed funds for the Countess of Chester Babygrow Appeal.
The aim of this charity is to step in when the joy of a new baby is replaced with fear for their survival. They want the very best facilities for the babies and their parents as they embark on their rollercoaster journey of care that may take months to reach a “happy ending”.
The Babygrow Appeal was launched to raise money to build a new Neonatal Unit. Their current Neonatal Unit was built 40 years ago when the hospital first opened and is now outdated as medical advancements mean there is so much more life-saving equipment in a very small space. The unit was built with babies and not parents and siblings in mind; parents looked through the glass windows and watched their babies being cared for. However we now know medically that it is critical for the wellbeing of babies to spend as much time as possible with parents.
Tim has taken part in a number of charity events over the last 10 years. However this has always been for much larger, better known charities. This time it will be on behalf of a charity that is a little closer to his heart. Tim said:
“My wife and I have been blessed with identical twin boys. Identical twin pregnancies involve a number of additional complications on top of a normal single pregnancy. The hospital monitored and measured the boys twice a week from the moment we knew there was two! At 34 weeks twin to twin transfusion syndrome or TTTS had been diagnosed. This, if left to continue would be life threatening to one or both babies. As a result the next day the boys were brought into the world, one happy to here, kicking and screaming, the other not so. Charlie only spent 24 hours under the care of the Neonatal team. Albeit a short time, I could see the dedication and love this amazing department deliver to the new born babies and the families alike. Speaking with other mummies and daddies in the unit it was obvious that the devotion and kindness of staff meant so much.
Any help that you can offer to allow them to continue this incredible life saving/preserving work is very much appreciated.”
 
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