“I WOULD not have my son today without them.”
These are the words of a mum whose son required life-saving care as a baby.
Faye Davidson’s oldest son Ethan, now 12, was almost born at just 27 weeks when her waters broke early.
Doctors managed to halt Ethan’s birth, but had to bring him into the world just eight weeks later as Faye was at increased risk of infection.
Little Ethan was immediately whisked away to the neonatal unit at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, where he remained in intensive care for the next week and had to stay in the unit for a fortnight.
Now Faye, 35, from Laurencekirk, and her colleagues from Petrofac in Aberdeen are just weeks away from their £30,000 fundraising target to buy lifesaving equipment for sick babies like Ethan.
Employees have held bake sales and a dinner dance, and even carried wheelchair athlete Kenny Herriot up Bennachie, to raise the cash.
Faye, who also has a seven-year-old son, Innes, said: ”
“It is just amazing work that the unit do. It is an honour to give something back.
“It is the least I can do – I would not have my son today without them.”
Nathaniel Mumford, communications manager for Petrofac, said: “Our staff have really thrown themselves into supporting the unit and with six months still to go we are very hopeful of smashing our fundraising target.”