Midwife conquers Mersey for charity

Perinatal mental health midwife Keran Carter, who works for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, just conquered the impressive challenge of swimming across the River Mersey, and raised over £2,300 with her efforts!

Keran took on this challenge to raise money for the hospital’s Maternity Bereavement Fund, which supports parents during a very difficult time.  All money raised will help the maternity unit to improve its bereavement suite facilities and resources, and to provide more support for families following their loss.

Keran explains: “Our heart goes out to these women and their families at such a difficult time in their life.  Wanting to improve our support for them is very close to our heart, we want to provide the best service possible.

“This is the fifth time I have done the swim for different charities, and each swim is unique with its own challenges.

“I love open water swimming and the Mersey Swim is one of the best you can do! Thank you to Liam Hanlon and Robin Baynes from Liverpool Heart Beat for organising such a fantastic event!”

Trish Armstrong Child, Chief Executive at the Trust adds: “What an incredible achievement! Keran and her team do such important work, we are incredibly proud of them all.  Thank you Keran for taking on this challenge and raising much needed funds.”