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The Neonatal Unit Fundraising Ball at The Strand

Neonatal Unit Fundraising Ball – Pictured are the committee members for the Neonatal Unit Fundraising Ball, Liz McCarthy, Marie Healy Barron and Maria Harper. Picture: Holly Kenny/ilovelimerick

The people of Limerick are invited to the Neonatal Unit fundraising ball at the Limerick Strand Hotel on Saturday, February 11 to raise funds for the unit at University Maternity Hospital Limerick.

A group of parents whose children have all passed through the Neonatal Unit at University Maternity Hospital Limerick has come together to organize a Neonatal Unit fundraising ball to raise funds for Limerick Neonatal Fund. This is their way of giving something back to the unit to show how grateful they are for the care and dedication the nursing staff and doctors gave to their little babies when they were born.

The Neonatal Fundraisers are looking for some sponsors to help with the cost of the evening to ensure that as much of the money raised from the sale of tickets and raffle prizes will go to the unit directly.

The Black Tie fundraising ball for the Neonatal Unit at Limerick Strand Hotel will start with a drinks reception with a performance from the Unity Gospel Choir Limerick at 7pm, followed by dinner and entertainment, spot prizes and raffles. Entertainment will be from the Camembert Quartet on the night, otherwise known as the Late Late Show House Band.

The neonatal unit provides expert, round-the-clock care for newborn babies who are ill or born prematurely. The Neonatal Unit has 19 baby treatment spaces, these spaces are occupied by a mix of cots and incubators.

Proceeds from the night will go the neonatal unit (for the babies) and will not be used for the maternity services and facilities in the hospital. The unit is currently looking at getting an EEG unit which detects seizures in premature babies and it is hoped that whatever funds are raised on the night that they will go towards purchasing this machine.

Tickets for the Neonatal Unit Fundraising Ball will be €80. They will be available from Harpers at the Milk Market, Box Office University Concert Hall, Limerick Strand Hotel or you can send an email to [email protected].

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