It's been incredible raising £141,752 for so many charitable projects. Please join us on this years walk and help 3 great causes...

 

This year the Bartlow 3 Counties Charity Walk will be raising funds for the three local causes that possibly have or will at some time have some meaning to you all. For more details on what these chosen charities give back to their community please see below...


Addenbrooke's 'Children’s Services'.

Our money will go towards kitting out an emergency ambulance. Here are some details of the items to be acquired:

-       Babypac - £6,500 : Babies born prematurely or with some medical conditions might struggle to breathe effectively and this can impact on their survival and long term health. This ventilator helps these tiny new born babies to breathe during the transfer to neonatal intensive care unit where full intensive care can be initiated..

-       Optiflow with humidifier and disposables - £7,053- Optiflow helps us to deliver warm and moist air or oxygen to baby’s lungs by using small cannulas in the nose. This piece of equipment is a very effective and comfortable way of supporting breathing in preterm babies. 

-       iSTAT system - £3,650 (2 required) (we use EPOCH now): This is a portable blood testing machine used during transfer to check blood gases and electrolytes so that we can monitor their treatment and clinical condition closely.

-       Perfusor pumps - £1,200 (12 required): Perfusion pumps helps us to deliver lifesaving medicines and nutrition to babies in an exact amount during the whole period of journey.


Linton Health Centre

At Linton we plan to update the diagnostic equipment used in our consulting rooms. These are essentially the specialised lights used to look into eyes and ears and are a crucial part of making a diagnosis so that we can manage patients accordingly.                                                                     We are very excited that the Bartlow Walk will give us the opportunity to have better equipment, as this will give much improved views and provide better diagnostic accuracy. This will be of benefit to every patient group that we see, from babies with infections, to young children with glue ear, or elderly patients with hearing loss. The equipment will be used on a daily basis and as always we are grateful to the Bartlow Walk for helping us to improve the service we offer our community.


Bartlow St. Mary Church

Sunday by Sunday this Church is used by a small but devoted congregation, and this village of 85 adults and 23 children contributes to the upkeep of this building: help has been forthcoming from the Department of the Environment and we still need more money to repair the windows and decorate the interior. We have received this Church on trust from past generations and we hope to pass it on in good repair. Much has been accomplished but much still needs to be done.