Events will raise cash for hospital ward

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A memorial night and charity Zumbathon are being held to raise cash for the Royal Derby Hospital in memory of an Ilkeston girl who was treated there.

Amelia Rose Sutton was born with brain damage after laying on her umbilical cord while she was in the womb. She diedin April after contracting pneumonia following an operation earlier in the year.

Before her death Amelia’s parents set up the charity HART – Help Amelia Rose Trust to raise cash for sensory equipment for their 19-month-old daughter.

Since her death the trust has continued to raise cash and all of the money raised from planned events will be donated to the Puffin Ward at the Royal Derby Hospital.

All of the cash will go towards the building of a sunshine deck and new outdoor play area for patients.

To register for the charity Zumbathon, being held on September 16 at Kirk Hallam Sports and Technology College, call 07708347097.

Tickets are also available to buy for the memorial night, which takes place at the Festival Inn, Trowell, on Friday October 12.

Visit for information about the charity and upcoming events.