Publish date: 13 December 2023

The spirit of giving has found a beautiful expression in the form of 'Betty Batt's Bunting,' a heartfelt fundraiser initiated by the family of patient, Betty Batt. The initiative, creating autumn and Christmas bunting, has not only spread festive cheer but has also generously donated all profits to the hospitals that played crucial roles in Betty's remarkable journey.

Betty was born at just 23 weeks, weighing 650 grams. Her journey began at Liverpool Women's NICU, where she spent her initial eight months of life under the dedicated care of medical professionals. Betty continued her fight at Alder Hey until the age of 13 months, before finally returning home. Today, Warrington and Halton Hospitals Children’s Ward provide crucial care for Betty.

The family's 'Betty Batt’s Bunting' fundraiser has extended its support by raising funds which contribute to enhancing the care provided by and support the wellbeing of young patients.

Additionally, the initiative has added a touch of joy to the Children’s Ward at Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals by enabling the purchase of gifts from the ward's Amazon wish list. These gifts, including toys, games, and sensory items, enhance the hospital experience for children staying and visiting.

Expressing her gratitude, Betty's mom Karen Batt said: "It’s good to be able to give back and offer our thanks for the care, Betty receives from her consultants and the lovely nurses on the ward."

Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals commend the Batt family's initiative. The 'Betty Batt’s Bunting' fundraiser is a shining example of generosity within our community.