Rooksley based ‘The Luminar Group’, the UK’s largest nightclub operator has donated £52,000 to Milton Keynes Hospital’s ‘The Little Lives’ Appeal.
The Little Lives appeal is raising funds for state-of-the-art equipment to be used in the hospital’s Neonatal unit, which looks after babies who are born too early, or with serious medical conditions. The hospital cares for over 350 neonatal babies each year, who need the most up-to-date equipment to ensure they have the best start in life. The donation will be used to purchase two Neonatal Unit ventilators and two handheld saturation monitors – which monitor a child’s oxygen levels.
The Luminar Group’s donation will also fund a transfer trolley for the 22-bed Children’s Ward, providing state-of-the-art transportation for seriously-ill babies and children across to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Peter Marks, CEO for The Luminar Group said “Milton Keynes Hospital Neonatal unit does an amazing job for the community and as a Milton Keynes based company we are delighted to support the ‘The Little Lives’ Appeal.The donation is possible due to the hard work and commitment of the 2500 staff that work for The Luminar Group and the generosity of the clubbers that visit the Group’s 55 nightclubs up and down the country every week.”
Vanessa Holmes, Milton Keynes Hospital’s Fundraising Manager said: “I can’t thank Luminar enough for their donation. This amazing generosity from the Luminar Group means our youngest patients can continue to receive the very best care from us. Thank you to everyone involved.”
Pictured (L to R) are Peter Marks, Luminar CEO, Karen Rice, Acting NNU Manager, Susan Allen, Unit Administrator, Alison Turner, Ward Manager, Sophie Davidge, NNU nurse, Vanessa Holmes, Fundraising Manager, Rita Bretherton, NNU nurse and Maxine Smith, Luminar Charity Manager