Families unite to raise money into childhood medical conditions
Two families came together to raise about £1,000 for causes
close to their hearts.
Peter and Heidi Griffiths and their friends Ellen Tredget
and Gary Blake all suffered heartache when their daughters were
born last year with medical conditions.
Oliver Blake was born in September with a congenital
melanocytic nevus (CMN), a type of birthmark, which covered her
right cheek. She had an operation earlier this month to remove
Florence Griffiths arrived one month later but was immediately
put in intensive care and diagnosed with pneumonia.
One year on, and both girls are now happy and healthy. To
celebrate their promising future the couples, both from Maidstone,
held a community fundraiser at Coxheath Village Hall, in Stockett
The fun day was in aid of the Oliver Fisher Neonatal Intensive
Care Unit at Medway Maritime Hospital, Chatham, and Caring Matters
Now, a charity which supports people with CMNs.
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