Charity cricket match raises more than £1,400 for children’s ward

Adam and Lucy Hawes have held a charity fun day and cricket match to raise money for West Suffolk Hospital. Their 13-month-old daughter Faith spent 10 days at the hospital after a urinary infection spread to her kidneys.
Adam and Lucy Hawes have held a charity fun day and cricket match to raise money for West Suffolk Hospital. Their 13-month-old daughter Faith spent 10 days at the hospital after a urinary infection spread to her kidneys.
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A family have helped raise £1,432 for West Suffolk Hospital’s Rainbow Ward with a charity fun day and cricket match.

Adam and Lucy Hawes, from Stowmarket, decided to raise the cash after their 13-month-old daughter Faith spent ten days in hospital after a urinary infection spread to her kidneys.

The fun day, at Chilton Fields Sports Centre, was set around a cricket match between a team made up of Adam’s friends and family and one from his workplace, Muntons Plc in Stowmarket.

Adam said: “We would just like to thank everyone who supported the event and helped us raise this amount of money.

“We were surprised, but delighted, with how much was raised.”

Speaking about Faith’s time on Rainbow Ward, Adam said: “It was a frightening time for me and my wife Lucy.

“As parents we knew something wads wrong with Faith.

“But it was only when she was treated in the Rainbow Ward that we felt reassured that she would get better.

“We cannot thank the staff at West Suffolk Hospital enough and that is why we felt this cricket match was a perfect way to raise funds for the ward.”

Dawn Dorrington, Acting Paediatric Unit Manager for the Rainbow Ward said: “We were blown away by the amount of money raised by Adam and his lovely family.

“This will make a real difference to children cared for by the Rainbow Ward.”