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Twins birthday gift for Special Care Baby Unit

Posted on Tuesday 16th August 2016
Twins birthday gift for Special Care Baby Unit

Three-year-old twins Archie and Harry Theobald from Carlisle gave a very special donation to the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle last week.

Instead of receiving presents at their birthday party, their mum, Yvonne, asked guests to donate money to the Special Care Baby Unit, raising £100.  

The family decided to raise the money after Archie required treatment due to being deprived of oxygen at birth. He spent a week under the care of specialist doctors and nurses on SCBU and made a full recovery. Their mother Yvonne said: “We’re truly grateful to everyone here and without them we wouldn’t be the family we are now.”

The boys want the money to go towards “something to make the babies better” and were very thankful to all the staff at the hospital.

Claire Moore, chief matron for the Special Care Baby Unit, said: “It’s absolutely wonderful to receive this gift from two very kind-hearted boys. On behalf of everyone here I would like to say a huge thank you to Archie and Harry. It’s also great to see how ‘our’ babies are doing.”