BABIES in the neonatal unit at Royal Hampshire County Hospital will benefit from the charitable work of a Hampshire plumbing company.

Each year, Unique Plumbing Supplies gather scrap metal, sells it and donates the money to a charity.

This year, they raised £1,580 – and Adam Kill, its operations director, nominated the neonatal unit at RHCH, where his daughter was treated 12 years ago.

Adam said: “The care and support we received in the neonatal unit has stayed with us for all these years so we are very delighted to give back to the unit.

“We understand how difficult it can be for parents going through this situation and know that every little help can make a huge difference both to the care of the babies and to the families’ experience.”

The money will be donated to the Hampshire Hospitals charity, which is managed by the Foundation Trust itself and is split into ward and department funds. Unique Plumbing Supplies have chosen the Basing Unit and the unit will use the money towards new equipment.

Raewyn Twaddle, neonatal services team leader, said: “We’re very thankful to Adam and Unique Plumbing Supplies. The money will go towards much-needed equipment such as apnea monitors and hot cots that will help us develop as a unit and keep providing outstanding patient care.”