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Bikers help sick babies

PUBLISHED: 02:44 21 March 2002 | UPDATED: 11:35 03 March 2010

CASH raised by bikers is to be used to help sick babies on the road by buying special equipment to help when they are transferred between hospitals.

The money was raised by last summer's Felixstowe Motorcycle Show, which attracted thousands of bikers and enthusiasts to the seaside resort.

CASH raised by bikers is to be used to help sick babies on the road by buying special equipment to help when they are transferred between hospitals.

The money was raised by last summer's Felixstowe Motorcycle Show, which attracted thousands of bikers and enthusiasts to the seaside resort.

Felixstowe Motorcycle Club presented a cheque for £1,466 to Alison Taylor, ward sister, of the Neonatal Unit – previously the Special Baby Care Unit – at Ipswich Hospital.

She said the money would be used to buy a Phillips Medical M3 compact display module and the order had been placed.

"This will be used in conjunction with our transport services as part of the equipment for the safe transfer of babies between two hospitals," she said.

"In the ambulance it provides information for the baby's heart rate, oxygen saturation levels, respiration and blood pressure, which assists the nurses and doctors in providing optimum care for the baby."

The equipment is expected to arrive in late April or early May and a plaque will be put on it to recognise the motorcycle club's help.

Plans are already in hand for this year's Felixstowe Motorcycle Show, which will be held in a new location – between the leisure centre and Spa Pavilion.

It will take place on Sunday, July 14, when even more attractions are being planned. All profits raised this year will be donated to East Anglian Air Ambulance.

On Tuesday, March 26, the club, which meets at the Trimley Sports and Social Club in High Road, Trimley St Martin, will have a session with Ipswich Rider Training, from beginners to advanced, starting at 8.30pm. All bikers welcome.

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