East Lancashire Royal College of Midwives charity night at The Fence Gate
PUBLISHED: 12:07 02 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:07 02 October 2018
Two vital charities were boosted by a celebration night at The Fence Gate near Burnley when local midwives got together for a night of dining and dancing.
East Lancashire Royal College of Midwives
Jenny Ferraby (sec. of East Lancs College of Midwives), Rae Trotter and Lynne Galvin of the Royal College of Midwives, and Cheryle Turner, learning rep. for RCM and event organiser
Organisers, Cheryle Turner and partner, John Whiteside
Barry and Sarah Weston
Sarah Bottomley, Samantha Pickering, Debbie Fry and Cheryle Turner
Jo Lambert and Hayley Craig
Gemma Hopkinson, Lindsey Bottomley, Barbara Laycock, Glenys Stansfield and Paula Paine
Karen Mitchell, Bridgette Moxham, Sarah Johnson, Carla Middleton, Claire Cregg and Gwen Roughley *
Jonathan and Jane Ash
Ellie Beech with Karen Wood and Lynne Worrall
Ben Parkinson, Ellie Dugdale, Maisie Dickinson and Bradley Ravenscroft
Simon Perry, Linzi Steel, Allison and Conrad Whitehead
Jake and Paula Paine with Gemma and Lee Hopkinson
Esther Fee, Gillian Parker-Evans and January Carrington
Natalie Woodruff of RCM with Emma Carey of the charity Knitting Smiles (baby boxes of hand-made items for disadvantaged families) and organiser Cheryle Turner
Natalie Woodruff of RCM with Emma Carey of the charity Knitting Smiles (baby boxes of hand-made items for disadvantaged families) and Danielle Waddington representing the CMV Action charity
Jo Lambert, Danielle Waddington, Jessica Sandford, Claire Hurst-Smith, Gemma Smith and Samantha Garth
Jonathan and Jane Ash with Rebecca and Oliver Sessions and Caroline Dolman
Mark and Lisa Jackson
Organised by the East Lancashire Royal College of Midwives, the night was a rousing success. Guests took part in a raffle and a silent auction to raise money for two charities – Knitting Smiles, which provides baby boxes of hand-made items for disadvantaged families, and CMV Action, which raises awareness of a common virus which can affect the health of unborn babies.
Guest heard speakers discuss the International Day of the Midwife along with personal stories from the charities they supported. The event showcased the continuing importance of midwifery and why it should be supported.