Teenagers raise funds for baby lifesaving alarm

Issued on behalf of the National Citzenship project team

A group of 16 and 17 year olds have handed over a cheque to the Neo-Natal Unit at Leeds General Infirmary after raising money as part of a citizenship project.

The young people raised £316 by holding a variety of fundraising activities over the summer, including a cake stall and children’s face painting at the BREEZE event at Kirkstall Abbey as well as street collecting in central Leeds.

The funds will buy a new baby lifesaving machine called an ‘Apnoe Alarm’ which will enable the unit to look after to further support babies whom have breathing problems.

The idea was born out of their involvement in the National Citizen Service (NCS) project delivered by Leeds City Council’s youth service.

The national project offers young people aged 16-17yrs the opportunity to meet new people, gain key life skills and do something positive within the community. NCS believes that “we believe in the power of young people to change the world if only given the tools and opportunity…”


The NCS team were: Hannah Brown, Rebecca Pryke, Simi Bammi, Courtney Tortoru, Alex Braisby, Caleb Manners, Ian Curry, Kelton Morgan, Dylan Smith.


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Emma Whittell, Leeds City Council press office, on (0113) 2474713

Email: emma.whittell@leeds.gov.uk