ELHT & Me, the official charity of the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, received a donation of Â£ 10,000 from the George Lamb Charitable Trust, formed by the Lamb family who are behind Blackburn Chemicals Limited.
Christina and Jack Lamb’s baby girl was born six weeks premature at the start of the pandemic, following a placental abruption.
Born on April 16 last year, weighing just four pounds, Sophia was transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Burnley General Teaching Hospital for treatment.
The unit provides round-the-clock care for sick or premature babies.
Sophia spent 10 days in the NICU, a frightening time for everyone involved. When the pandemic hit, Jack and Christina’s prenatal classes were canceled and the couple admitted they were unaware of the NICU and Christina “did not know the unit existed and did not know. how to pronounce it “.
Jack said: “The staff were all amazing. We were always kept informed and updated by the nurses and doctors on shift. This is not an environment you would expect to find yourself in.”
Sophia, now 18 months old, successfully crosses all of her major milestones and puts the words together. The family are now looking forward to celebrating Sophia’s second Christmas.
Association Director Denise Gee said, âWe are delighted to have been invited to Blackburn Chemicals to meet the family. It was a lesson in humility to hear such a positive story and to listen to the gratitude the Lamb family elicited upon Sophia’s early arrival.
âThis is the second donation to the NICU from the George Lamb Charitable Trust. Donations allow ELHT & Me to purchase ambitious equipment, and we are truly grateful for their continued support.