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Portland father hosts charity football fundraiser for nurses
A PORTLAND father is hosting a charity football match to raise funds for nursing staff who saved his son’s life.
Matt Ramsey is urging residents to attend the event to increase donations to the Special Care Baby Unit at Dorset County Hospital.
He said his eight-month-old son Ruben is only alive today thanks to the dedicated team who looked after him throughout Christmas last year.
Little Ruben was only discharged from hospital on Boxing Day.
The 25-year-old dad said: “Ruben was born with breathing problems and was put onto a drip.
“Even though there were a lot of patients and staff ill with a virus, the staff that were looking after him still gave him 100 per cent care and never left his side.
“It all happened over the Christmas period but Ruben was still their number one priority and on Christmas Day we got to have Ruben in our room at the hospital and his brothers and sister were allowed to visit him on Christmas Day.”
He added: “On Christmas Day the staff gave him a personalised cracker with his name on, a knitted Santa, a Christmas blanket and a cardigan.”
The match kicks off at 2pm and there will also be a raffle with prizes including two tickets to any AFC Bournemouth match.
Ruben’s mum Lisa Marie will be on hand at the event along with Ruben and his siblings.
Mr Ramsey said: “Ruben is doing fine now but we just want to say a big thank you to the team at the Special Care Baby Unit.”
For more further information send an email to Matt Ramsey on email@example.com.
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