Two mums whose premature babies died have handed over £10,000 worth of kit to the ward that helped care for their sons.
Following the death of their babies, Lucie Clarke and Sarah Schofield and wanted to do something for the neonatal unit at the Royal Preston Hospital.
Lucie’s son Jackson died in May 2013, he was born six weeks early in the March and became ventilator dependent and died from a suspected muscle and nerve condition.
And Sarah’s son Ethan passed away in March 2013 three weeks after he was born 15 weeks early.
The pair became friends after meeting at the neonatal unit, Jackson was born on March 6 and Ethan was born on March 8.
After the deaths of their babies they met with bosses from Cash for Kids and said they wanted to do something in memory of their children.
They raised £5,000 each which was used to purchase six electric breast pumps to be used by the Neonatal Unit.
Lucie, 22, from Leyland said: “I found the charity and I had kept in touch with Sarah so I told her what I was doing and she was really interesting in doing it for Ethan.
“My mum and dad ran the London Marathon, a group of us did the Colour Run in Manchester and Sarah did a charity ball in Blackpool and a 10k run.”
Sarah, 31, from Cleveleys and Lucie handed over the pumps at Rock FM.
Lucie, who has a six month old daughter Lulu-J said: “It was amazing, after all the staff did for us and looked after our little boys it was lovely that we could give something back.”
Sarah said: “We wanted to give something back, they were fantastic with us it was our way of dealing with the deaths and being with him. We have done really well raising £5,000 each.”
Nikki Thompson, charity manager at Cash for Kids said: “We are incredibly proud of Sarah, Lucie and their families for everything they have done in memory of their beautiful little boys and know that this new equipment will help hundreds of pre-term babies.
“We are looking forward to supporting the Neonatal Unit further in the future.”