Brave mum lops off locks to say thankyou to Singleton Hospital
A BRAVE mum has chopped off her long locks to say thank you to Singleton Hospital’s neonatal unit for the care her son Ollie received.
Born with severe jaundice, Clair Davies’s son Ollie, was admitted to the unit for a four hour blood transfusion.
One year later, he is perfectly fit and healthy.
As a thank you to staff for their care, Ms Davies organised a fundraising event in aid of the neonatal unit.
As well as providing a raffle and live entertainment, she went the extra mile by shaving her head. So far she has raised £805 and the money is continuing to roll in.
The 33-year-old from Newcastle Emlyn said: “I am so pleased with the amount of money I raised for the neonatal unit.
“It was important to me to do something special to show my appreciation for the care and support staff gave to Ollie and me.
“They saved his life; without them, we could have lost him or Ollie could have been left with severe disabilities.
“The neonatal team do an amazing job and I can’t thank them enough.
“Shaving my head was my way of giving something back and helping to make a difference.
“It was also an opportunity to celebrate Ollie’s life and how precious children are.”
Deputy head of nursing for women and child health, Eirlys Thomas, added: “Thank you so much to Clair for raising a fantastic amount of money for the neonatal unit.
“We are delighted she thought so highly of the care staff gave to her son that she wanted to do something so brave!
“The money Clair has raised will be put towards new equipment. We are really grateful to her for thinking of the unit and our families.”