Hundreds donated to new birth centre by Kenilworth Round Table and Ladies Circle

Midwives from Warwick Hospital along with Martin Turner and Michelle Shearer presenting the cheque to the Birth and Babies Appeal.
Midwives from Warwick Hospital along with Martin Turner and Michelle Shearer presenting the cheque to the Birth and Babies Appeal.

Two Kenilworth voluntary groups have donated proceeds from their joint summer ball to help fund a new birth centre at Warwick Hospital.

The £2,100 raised by Kenilworth Round Table and Kenilworth Ladies Circle’s was given to the ‘Birth and Babies’ appeal, which aims to create a ‘home-from-home’ centre where women can give birth.

It will have four birthing rooms, each with a birthing pool and specialist equipment to create a calming environment for expectant mothers.

Michelle Shearer, chairwoman of the Ladies Circle, said: “I am delighted to have been able to start our year of fundraising off with such a large donation.

“We hope that the Kenilworth Ladies Circle will be able to make a difference to making the new midwife-led birthing centre amazing for women and their families.”

And Martin Turner, chairman of the Round Table, said the group was ‘proud’ to support the hospital.

He added: “Our aim is to put locally collected funds back into the local community and with Warwick not benefiting from a local Round Table we are happy to donate to causes that can benefit Kenilworth residents and the wider community.”