Beach party Sunday 29 June 2014
Turtle Tots swimmers & local parents go to extra lengths to support local midwives.
From the delivery suite to the deep-end, local mum of two Jodi O’Connor, owner of baby swimming business, Turtle Tots and Debra Jonckers, founder of antenatal group Baby Matters, joined forces to run a fund raising Splashathon for local babies and toddlers to attend.
The Beach Party is was held to try and raise over £3,500 for a specialist piece of equipment, urgently needed by local community midwives. They hoped tp raise enough money to buy a Draeger Jaundice Meter, which measures the Jaundice levels of new born babies. This piece of equipment will help prevent new parents making a possibly unnecessary journey to hospital, as the midwives will be able to measure how severe the babies jaundice levels are at home.