All grown up - woman raises £810 for baby unit

November 23, 2023

A medical secretary for York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, who was one the first babies treated on York’s Special Baby Care Unit, has raised £810 for the unit during his 40th birthday celebrations. Jamie Collins, was born 14 weeks premature in 1983, weighing just 1lb 9oz - the same amount as a bag of sugar.

In his working life, Jamie has not moved far away from the unit and is now based at York’s dermatology department, having worked for the Trust for the past decade. His mum, June Collins reflected back on that time, adding: “It’s been very emotional looking back through old photos - it’s nice to be back to see Jamie gift money to SCBU. “If anyone remembers Jamie, I would like to let them know how well he has done and thank them for all they did.” Neonatal support worker for the SCBU, Anita Brown thanked Jamie for his generosity and wished him well for his fortieth year. She said: “I know Jamie well and it is just so wonderful to know him and his family were helped all those years ago at SCBU.”

Neonatal support worker, Anita met with Jamie, who handed over £800 for the special baby care unit. (02-11-205 SU)

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