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By Fiona Reid
Annan and Eskdale
Grateful family’s fundraiser for baby team

A NEW mum and dad from Annan have raised £700 to thank the hospital team that cared for their baby boy.

Michelle and Simon Myatt wanted to give something back to the Dumfries and Galloway Neonatal Unit following the birth of Bradley in February.

He was born with a slight rash on his face, which soon started to spread and cause concern.

Michelle said: “He was admitted to the neonatal unit with a mysterious bacterial infection.

“This was such a scary time for Simon and I, being new parents, but as scary as it was, being admitted into the neonatal unit was a blessing in disguise. The team were fantastic, they looked after Bradley and us, constantly reassuring Simon and I and even giving us a crash course in parenting.”

Luckily Bradley’s infection soon cleared up and he was able to go home a week later and has thrived ever since.

His grateful mummy and daddy decided to hold a raffle to thank the unit for helping them and other families.

They gathered a range of prizes, including pampering, vouchers for local businesses, books, wine, food and more, and roped in family, friends and colleagues to buy lucky squares.

Their efforts raised £700 and Michelle said this week: “Thank you to everyone that took part and everyone at the neonatal, maternity and delivery suite at DGRI, plus all our friends and family for their support.”