PHOTOS: Family car boot day for Musgrove Hospital NICU

PUBLISHED: 16:00 30 August 2018

NICU family fun day. Volunteers on the toy stall.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

NICU family fun day. Volunteers on the toy stall. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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A Cheddar family has raised more than £1,000 to pay for a life-saving incubator at a hospital after it helped their little girl.

NICU family fun day. Horse and Hog food and refreshments.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONNICU family fun day. Horse and Hog food and refreshments. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Vincent and Beth O’Neil held a car boot sale at Winchester Farm in Cheddar on bank holiday Monday to raise cash to purchase a giraffe incubator for Musgrove Park Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

The event saw families enjoy a bouncy castle and games.

The couple’s daughter Charlotte was born healthy at 38 weeks but within 24 hours she started wheezing and had turned blue.

She was rushed to hospital where it was discovered she had a hole in her lung.

NICU family fun day. Gold Rush Pete's Gem Mining Experience was one og  the attractions.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONNICU family fun day. Gold Rush Pete's Gem Mining Experience was one og the attractions. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

She spent two weeks in the NICU before she was allowed to go home.

The family now hope to help other babies like Charlotte by raising £10,000 for the incubator.

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/charlottesstory

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