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What a bunch of babies!

Staff and friends at Belton Woods Hotel embark on a 5k walk dressed as giant babies to raise money for the neo-natal unit at Nottingham City Hospital.

Staff and friends at Belton Woods Hotel embark on a 5k walk dressed as giant babies to raise money for the neo-natal unit at Nottingham City Hospital.

Your eyes do not deceive you – these babies really are larger than life.

Wearing onesies with hair in pigtails and sucking on dummies are colleagues from the lodge department at Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham.

Far from shy and retiring, the group walked all the way from the hotel to Manthorpe village and back, to raise money for the neo-natal unit at Nottingham City Hospital.

It was organised by assistant lodge operations manager Julia Newton after one of her housekeepers gave birth 14 weeks early.

Little Olly is doing well, but will not be allowed out of hospital until October at the earliest.

His parents Laura Oates and Jamie McIntosh, both 23, are thankful that they can remain close to their son, staying in a room courtesy of the hospital.

Laura said: “They’re really good to us. We’d be devastated if we had to travel every day. I can do feeds as well.”

Talking about her friends and colleagues, Laura added: “I think everyone’s amazing.”

The round-trip from the hotel to the Manthorpe and back measured five kilometres and around 25 people took part. More than £1,200 was raised for the unit.

Speaking afterwards, Julia, 43, said: “It was really good, we really enjoyed it. We’re really pleased to have raised that amount.”

 

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