Gateley Plc, the legal business of law-led professional services group Gateley, has raised more than £50,000 for our Monitoring for Mums appeal.
Baby Lifeline was selected by Gateley Plc as its charity last year, and during that time has hosted numerous events to raise funds. With Gateley Plc’s donations, we have been able to purchase five specialist blood pressure monitors and four fetal monitors for Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, as well as four fetal monitors for the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. This equipment is vital for supporting the care of pregnant women and their babies.
Events have included, partners Dan French, Tim Ledger and George Parker-Fuller taking on and completing this year’s London Marathon, several members of staff taking part in the Birmingham half marathon, the ‘Great Gateley Bake Off’ and the sponsorship of a number of tables with generous clients including Title and Covenant Brokers Ltd, Crest Nicholson, Cameron Homes and Design Religion, at our ‘Dinner with a Grumpy Old Man’ event. Tim Ledger and Founder of Baby Lifeline Judy Ledger also held a ‘Triple Celebration’ evening, where over 260 guests attended and donated to the appeal instead of buying presents. This is not to mention countless dress down days, auctions, raffles and sweepstakes.
Founder and CEO of Baby Lifeline, Judy Ledger, said: ‘We’re so delighted and grateful to Gateley Plc for the substantial amount of funding its staff have raised for Baby Lifeline’s Monitoring for Mums appeal throughout the year. This has enabled us to purchase a large amount of life-changing equipment for both Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. So many Midlands Mums and babies will benefit as a result, and indeed the clinical staff themselves, with updated equipment available. Monitoring for Mums is an appeal that will have great impact in the maternity sector. The majority of UK maternity units identified and requested equipment needed, and a strong campaign launched to raise the £5 million needed to satisfy this demand. We urge others to support us, and make a real difference’.
Chief operating officer of Gateley Plc, Peter Davies said: “We value the opportunity to support charities within the communities in which we do business. Baby Lifeline is a charity that touches many of our lives. We’re proud to have been able to support the charity over the last year and raise an incredible amount which will change lives and enable both NHS Trusts to provide better care.”
Joselle Wright, Consult Midwife Supervisor of Midwives at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Heart of England Foundation Trust are delighted that Gateley Plc and Baby Lifeline have donated four telemetry monitors to Birmingham Heartlands Hospital and Good Hope Hospital as part of their ‘Monitoring for Mums’ appeal. These monitors will help to enhance the care and experience of women in labour whilst helping to maintain safety for their babies.”
Gateley Plc celebrated the good news with a visit from Baby Lifeline Patron Nick Owen at a presentation on Thursday 27th July at their Birmingham office.
Top photo: Mark Lawford – Title and Covenant, Edward Elliman – Crest Nicholson, Peter Davies – Gateley Plc, Tim Ledger – Gateley Plc, Nick Owen – Baby Lifeline Patron
Photo right: Katrina Jamieson – Baby Lifeline Trustee, Peter Davies – Gateley Plc, Joselle Wright – Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Judy Ledger – Founder and CEO of Baby Lifeline, Theresa Nelson – Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Nick Owen – Baby Lifeline Patron