ANGEL DELIGHT

Dean and Suzanne Parkin with their twins Bradley and Joshua in the special care baby unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Dean and Suzanne Parkin with their twins Bradley and Joshua in the special care baby unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

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THESE little angels have certainly been living up to their name.

They have been raising funds for a good cause, inspired by other little angels.

The Little Angels Nursery, on Fredora Avenue, near Stanley Park in Blackpool, held a fun evening in aid of the Special Care Baby Unit, at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Staff at the nursery decided they wanted to do something after their manager Suzanne Parkin gave birth to her twin sons, Bradley and Joshua three months early.

The tiny babies have been cared for at the unit – being closely monitored in their incubators.

Only a few weeks ago, The Gazette told the story of the twins’ dramatic entrance into the world.

Bradley and Joshua weighed just 2lb 7oz and 2lb 14oz respectively, and mum Suzanne and dad Dean, from South Shore, were able to hold them for the first time last month.

The nursery where she works held the special charity night, including face-painting, children’s games, mince pies, tombola and a lucky dip.

Parents, families and members of the public were invited to join in the festive fun.

Even Father Christmas put in a special guest appearance, to the delight of all the children.

Hannah Bowns, one of the staff members who organised the event, said: “We felt we just wanted to do something to raise money for the Special Care Baby Unit, after Suzanne’s experience, as she’s our manager here.

“They do a wonderful job at the unit.

“We thought it would be nice to invite everyone along, to have fun for all the family, with activities for the children and raise money for a good cause at the same time. We had lots of fantastic prizes. Everyone had a lovely time.”

The two babies have been progressing well and are expected to be able to go home with their parents early next month.