Walk Morecambe Bay with neonatal and maternity charity Baby Beat

Neonatal and maternity charity Baby Beat is delighted for a second-time running to offer a limited number of places for this year’s ever-popular Cross Bay Walk in time to celebrate the NHS’ 74th birthday.

Led by Her Majesty the Queen’s Guide Michael Wilson, the six to eight mile walk will take place on Saturday 9th July, starting at Arnside Pier from 1pm before crossing the bay to Grange-over-Sands, on the Cartmel Peninsula, during which participants can take in the stunning views of Morecambe Bay.

The route takes approximately three to four hours to complete depending on the route, and is suitable for children aged eight and above.

It is recommended that due to the challenging nature of the route, which weather dependent, may include wading through deep water, that those with limited mobility or small children do not take part.

Registration starts from £15 and all money raised will go towards providing additional equipment and services and resource to babies, mums and mums-to-be being cared for by the two maternity units and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit which are part of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Since its establishment in 1987, Baby Beat has gone on to raise funds for sensory equipment for neonatal babies, beside baby resuscitation units, specialist breast pumps for neonatal babies, supported the development of a maternity bereavement suite and most recently, advocated and championed their support for Baby Loss Awareness Week.

Cathy Skidmore, Baby Beat manager, said: “The Cross Bay Walk is a calendar event not to be missed. With 150 places available, I would recommend early booking as last year the event was a sell-out.

“Without community fundraising event such as this, we would not be able to provide the support that we do so please join our incredible Baby Beat community this summer to make a real difference to families when they need it most.”

Baby Beat will also be joined by walkers supporting Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity.

If you’d like to find out more about the crucial work that Baby Beat does in Lancashire, or about how you can get involved in fundraising, please visit www.babybeat.org.uk.