Midwives at Ormskirk hospital are counting down to their grand charity ball next month. 

Tables and tickets are still available for the event which takes place on Friday 26 February at Up Holland’s Lancashire Manor Hotel

All proceeds will go towards the Southport and Ormskirk Maternity Bereavement Fund which improves the services to parents who have lost a baby.

Funds raised will help redecorate the bereavement suite at Ormskirk hospital and develop a memorial garden.

The ball starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £34.50 and are available on 07544 172601 or by emailing stephanie.atherton@nhs.net or heather.davies8@nhs.net.

Midwife Stephanie Atherton said: “It is one of the most heartbreaking things for parents to lose a baby. We wanted to stage an event to help raise funds to improve our maternity bereavement suite for families who have suffered such a loss.

“This is such an important cause and we would love to see more support on the night. Ticket sales are going well but we would love to sell more tickets in the forthcoming weeks.”

The charity ball will feature red carpet arrival, fizz and three-course dinner. There will be live entertainment plus raffle and charity auction. Mighty Southport Radio comedy duo Dave Quinn and Trevor Ford have agreed to compere the event for free.

Auction prizes include a weekend break at Hilton hotels, a match in the corporate box at Wigan FC, LFC and EFC signed items, Victoria Leisure gym membership, a hamper, and other goodies.

Local businesses who want to contribute prizes can get in touch with Stephanie or Heather.

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