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Tan-tastic way to say thank you

A mum from Wigan came up with a tan-tastic way to say thank you to Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust’s Neonatal Department for looking after her little boy.

Ashleigh Greenall, 27, from Winstanley, Wigan, and the owner of ‘SprayTansByAshleigh’, is raising money throughout the month of October, to say thank you to the department for caring for her son, after he was born eight weeks early.

Jackson, who is now four years old, understands about his journey as a premature baby as Ashleigh is happy to show Jackson pictures from when he was on the Neonatal Unit.

 

Jackson with mum Ashleigh


“He is at the age where he is asking what happened when he was born and he wanted to say thank you in some way,” said Ashleigh, “so we decided his birth month would be the best time to fundraise.”

Jackson was brought into the world at 32 weeks on October 11, 2015. Born at 1.15am weighing 6Ibs 8oz, little Jackson was kept on the Unit for a week, after suffering with Group B strep disease.

“I can’t fault the midwives and doctors, and Wigan Infirmary in general,” adds Ashleigh, “they kept me calm and reassured at the most stressful time of my life.”

Ashleigh started building her business back in April this year and charges £15 for a spray tan. During October, Ashleigh will put £5 of the price towards her Just Giving page. The funds will then go to WWL’s Three Wishes Charity Babies and Children Fund.

Ashleigh is also auctioning off an aesthetic voucher donated by her friend, Alex.

So far, Ashleigh has raised £150, with just £100 more to raise until she reaches her target.

“Thank you to my doctors and nurses for looking after me and my mummy,” added Jackson, who celebrated his fourth birthday with a play barn themed party bus with his school friends.

If you wish to donate, visit Ashleigh’s just giving page by searching for Mobile Spray Tans By Ashleigh on www.justgiving.com/fundraising/