Infant Journal
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Brighton Trevor Mann Baby Unit nurses scale Ben Nevis for Bliss

Ella Davison and close friend Kate Cameron, who both live in Hove and work together at the Trevor Mann Baby Unit in Brighton, took on the night-time challenge of walking 1,343m up Ben Nevis – the highest point in Scotland and the British Isles.

Ella was joined by her partner, Oliver Foreman and her friend, Abbie McClumpha, who also took part in the challenge for Bliss and have so far raised £1,085.

They were joined by walkers from nine different charities as part of the Big Steps for Small Feet challenge, which aims to raise awareness of baby and child loss.

Ella Davison says: "The hike was really intense; the wind rain and fog made the experience more physically and mentally challenging. We couldn't see anything but the glow sticks lighting the way and each other's head torches.

"Due to the impact of COVID-19, charities such as Bliss have really struggled to get the money that is so vital for the support they need. Kate and myself see at first hand all of the fantastic support and information Bliss provides to families and staff as nurses on the Trevor Mann Baby Unit.

"Initially we were hoping to raise £500 for Bliss, but we have had such an incredible reaction from friends, family and colleagues that we have been able to surpass that. We are so grateful for everyone's amazing generosity and support."

Laura Anne Mackay, Fundraising Officer at Bliss, says: "Big Steps for Small Feet was a chance for baby and loss charities to unite as one showing that when we work together, we can achieve even more for babies. We are so impressed with the enthusiasm and commitment Ella, Kate, Oliver and Abbie have shown in raising money and awareness of Bliss."

To make a donation to Ella's fundraising page, visit:

From left to right: Oliver Foreman, Ella Davison, Kate Cameron, Abbie McClumpha.

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