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Seeing double - 50 sets of twins support charity’s cot bid

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A total of 50 sets of twins of all ages took part in a sponsored twin toddle, walk, ride and push along Douglas seafront.

The event was part of a fundraising campaign by the Isle of Man Twin Mums Facebook support group to raise £2,500 for a second specialist twin cot for Noble’s Hospital.

Among those taking part were twin sisters Peggy Chapman and Elsie Carswell (nee Corteen). At 92, they are the island’s oldest twins.

Two of the youngest twins also took part. Martin and Michelle Blyth pushed their six-month-old twin daughters Erin and Esme in a pram.

Event organiser Kerry O’Hare said: ‘The event was a great success and we want to thank everyone for turning out.

‘Money is still being collected but on the day we raised over £1,000. We hope once it has all been collected we will have enough to buy the cot.’

One specialist twin cot has already been bought with funds raised by the group, which is affiliated with the Twins and Multiple Births Association, and the Oskar’s Dreams charity.

The second cot will be donated to the main maternity ward for twins who do not require specialist baby care, but can be kept together.

 

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