Community News from the Garden Quarter of Chester

The Community Coffee Morning held at the Uniting Church in Garden Lane on Saturday 6 July 2013 was once again very well supported and raised £210 which is being donated to Chester Childbirth Appeal. 
 
Appeals Director Pat Daniels M.B.E. spoke about this small charity which was started in 1991 by herself and five midwife colleagues.  It has raised over £1 million which has been spent on facilities suggested by the patients, children and their relatives.  Achievements so far have included en-suite accomodation for bereaved parents on the labour ward where parents can be together until mother is fit to go home; the Snowdrop Room where baby can be attended; and the Christopher Wing en-suite accomodation for parents of very ill children being cared for on the wards.  The charity's latest completed project was the provision of an outdoor playground for children and their siblings, and a Sensory Garden for those with complex medical needs. 
 
The members of the "Uniting Church" once again wish to particularly thank those members of the Garden Quarter and surrounding neighbourhoods who helped bake cakes for the coffee morning.  Also for the continuing support of the community, for these very popular occasions which have raised thousands of pounds for various local charities over the years.
 
Pat Daniels MBE (seated) with L-R Alan Johnson, Church Steward,  Reverend Martin Hardy, Minister and Lyn Atherton also from Chester Childbirth Appeal

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