£30,000 cash gift for baby unit

Anita and Jason Mullen with Sally Duce, Lead Nurse, Divisional Manager, Paediatrics, Dr Laweh Amegavie, Clinical Director, Consultant Paediatrician and Ann Marr, Chief Executive.
Anita and Jason Mullen with Sally Duce, Lead Nurse, Divisional Manager, Paediatrics, Dr Laweh Amegavie, Clinical Director, Consultant Paediatrician and Ann Marr, Chief Executive.

WHISTON Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit has received a staggering £30,000 donation from the family of a tragic tot who was treated there.

Jason and Anita Mullen pledged to join forces with friends and family to raise vital funds for the unit where their son, Alfie, was treated throughout his short life.

Brave Alfie weighed just 1lb 9oz when he was born 16 weeks premature and was left battling numerous complications. He sadly died when he was just 10 months old.

In 2010, Alfie’s mum and dad, from Widnes, raised more than £4,000 to purchase fold-away beds for parents to stay at the bedside of their poorly children.

And this year, the couple have donated more than £30,000 to the hospital to purchase a brand new, state-of-the-art transport incubator and portable ventilator via the Alfie Flynn Mullen Charity.

They worked tirelessly to raise the incredible sum by organising a series of fundraising events including completing the Three Peaks Challenge and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.