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Fundraiser helps hospital unit that saved Cornish baby

Fundraiser helps hospital unit that saved Cornish baby

Published by Emma Carton at 8:31am 22nd January 2020. (Updated at 8:36am 22nd January 2020)

The parents of a Cornish baby diagnosed with meningitis say neo-natal saved her life.

Little Maisie Pitts from Pool was rushed to the unit minutes after being born at Treliske.

That was back in August 2018, when the tot was not generating enough white blood cells.

Now 16-months-old, her family is holding a celebrity-backed fundraiser to support the hospital.

"It was our darkest hour as a family"

Maisie Pitts from Pool
The parents of a Cornish baby who was diagnosed with meningitis just minutes after being born say the neo-natal unit at Treliske saved her life


Speaking ahead of the event on Wednesday, parents Stuart and Jess said they wanted to thank the team.

"Maisie was incredibly poorly and was with the neo-natal department at Treliske for just over two weeks.

"During that time, they nursed Maisie back to health and were absolutely incredible.

"They were constantly monitoring her and did all the necessary precautions, just to make sure she would lead a healthy and active and snotty life".

Dad, Stuart Pitts

Maisie Pitts from Pool
Maisie Pitts' parents, Stuart and Jess, called it their darkest hour but have now organised a celebrity-backed fundraiser to say thank you to the team


How can I help the neo-natal unit at Treliske?

On Wednesday 22nd January there is a FREE live music event taking place at Lusty Glaze Beach in Newquay, to raise funds for the Royal Cornwall Hospital's neo-natal unit.

It has been organised by the parents of Maisie Pitts as a 'thank you' for the great care they received as a family from the Special Care Baby Unit. 

There will be live music (from Ben Thorpe and James Shead) and a great auction, including specially signed prizes from the likes of UB40 and Happy Mondays.

The gig will be hosted by Pirate FM's Lucy Start from Neil and Lucy at Breakfast.

The event starts at 7pm and runs until late!

100% of all donations and funds raised will be going to the Special Care Baby Unit at Treliske.

You can read more about the event here.

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