Milton Keynes University Hospital Midwife takes on challenge for neonatal unit and her son, Harry

    A midwife at Milton Keynes University Hospital will be raising funds for the neonatal unit this weekend, as she takes part in Ride London.

    Melanie Smith, an ADAU Midwife from Milton Keynes, will be cycling 102 miles with almost 4000ft of elevation as she takes on the challenge for the neonatal unit and to support the rehabilitation of her son, Harry.

    Melanie says: “My son Harry has cerebral palsy and spent eight weeks on the neonatal unit. Half of the money I’m raising will support the MKUH Neonatal Unit and the other half will go towards Harry’s rehabilitation after a big op he’s got to have this year. I’ve already raised nearly £1000!

    “Three of my children spent time in the neonatal unit - Harry spent eight weeks in there and I’ll always be forever grateful for the care he received. They are true heroes and this is my way of saying thank you.”

    Melanie goes on to talk about the challenge: “This will be a tough challenge for me both physically and mentally but I’m sure the thought of helping Harry will help me get to the finish line!”

    If you would like to support Melanie’s challenge you can visit

    For people like Melanie who would like to fundraise for Milton Keynes University Hospital, please contact the Milton Keynes Hospital Charity team via or visit


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