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#NHS Heroes abseil raises a whopping £11,157 so far....and still counting!

On Saturday 5 May, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust abseiling heroes braved the Affinity water tower, Harlow, in a variety of superhero themed outfits! Deputy CEO and Chief Nurse, Professor Dr Nancy Fontaine, Chief Operating Officer Stephanie Lawton, Quality First deputy director Robert Ayers and Head of Site Management, Nuala Jennings, took part in the fundraising spectacular along with other members of staff.

Image representing #NHS Heroes abseil raises a whopping £11,157 so far....and still counting!

The event was run by the Harlow Tye rotatory club who donate to several local charities throughout the year. The fundraising focus for the trust was to raise funds for a Petals specialist counsellor at our hospital. The charity helps bereaved parents with baby loss.

Nancy Fontaine, Chief Nurse and Deputy CEO said: "I loved every minute of it! Knowing this has helped to raise funds for our fantastic Petals counsellor makes it all so worthwhile - am ready to do this all over again but in a pink power ranger outfit next time!"

So far we have raised £11,157 and our target is £15,000 so please donate by clicking on our 'JustGiving' page.

Petals (Pregnancy Expectations Trauma and Loss Society), provides a specialised counselling service at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, Queen Charlottes and St Mary's Hospitals in London, the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, and Ipswich Hospital.

Petals was set up as a charity in 2011 by a group of healthcare professionals working in maternity care, alongside women who had experienced first-hand the loss of a baby, or trauma during birth.

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