It’s party time for midwives at the Jane as they launch their latest fundraising calendar.
Every penny for the sale of the calendar will go to the appeal for a new Breast Cancer Unit at Noble’s Hospital in Braddan.
Last year, the team at the Jane Crookall maternity unit starred in a Call the Manx Midwives calendar to raise money for the Big Push campaign to refurbish two rooms on the labour ward.
But the theme this year is parties – with the midvives and some of the children born at the maternity unit appearing variously at Christmas and New Year celebrations, a wedding reception in the sea and a youngster’s first year party cake bash.
This year’s charity target was chosen in recognition of the treatment and support given to one of the midwives after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Thankfully, she is now in remission.
Midwife Liz Vipond said: ‘We wanted to do a calendar to honour her as well as the team at Noble’s for the great help they gave her.
‘We’ve witnessed first hand how they supported her through diagnosis and treatment.
‘She is doing remarkably well. She has a very positive spirit and was never going to let the cancer take her.’
David Silvester at Studio Colby took the photographs and all printing costs were covered by Hartford Homes.
The calendars cost £5 and are available from Shoprite and B&Q.
All proceeds go to the Noble’s Hospital breast care unit appeal.