SCBU's big push for Kangaroo Chairs

(Last Updated On: August 23, 2014)

Torbay Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) will be taking part in a Charity incubator push this Sunday 24 August to raise funds for ‘Kangaroo’ chairs.

Starting in Brixham and ending at Torbay Hospital (See route below) the aim is to raise £6000 for four fully reclining Kangaroo Care chairs.

Kangaroo Care – What’s that?
Kangaroo care is a technique practiced on newborn (often premature) babies, where the baby is held, wearing only a nappy, skin-to-skin on the chest of the parent.

The benefits of Kangaroo care (named for the similarity to how certain marsupials carry their young) include:

-More regular breathing
-Increased oxygen levels
-More rapid weight gain
-Increased periods of sleep
-More successful breast feeding
-Earlier hospital discharge

None of the current chairs in SCBU recline and are either to low or too rigid for the parent to relax whilst enjoying this technique with their child.

£6000 would purchase four of the much needed chairs for the unit.

The route:
*Starting at 10.00am from RNLI Lifeboat Station, Brixham Quay
*Brixham – The Quay, Fore St, New Road, Copythorne Rd
*Churston – Churston Rd, Eldeberry Lane, Broadsands Rd, Dartmouth Rd…
*Goodrington – Cliff Park Road, Alta Vista Road, Roundham Avenue, Cliff Road
*Reaching Goodrington Park at approx 11.30am. We aim to be here for 30mins.
*Paignton – Eastern Esplanade, Marine Drive, Marine Parade, Seaway Road
*Torquay – Torquay Rd, Torbay Rd, We aim to be at the Big Wheel (Torbay Seafront) at 14.30pm approx. We aim to be here for 30 mins.
*Beacon Hill, Torwood St, Babbacombe Rd, Fore St, St Marychurch Rd, Teignmouth Rd, Hele Rd, Newton Rd
*Finish at Torbay Hospital.

You can support the event by cheering the team along on the day or you can sponsor the team by contacting SCBU on 01803 654602 or email

Visit the event page on facebook for more information and to show your support
SCBU Charity Incubator Push

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