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Published on: 27 February 2019
Dedicated Chesterfield FC supporter and previous Fan of the Year Zoe Edge has once again harnessed the power of Spireites fans and raised much needed funds for a unit which cares for premature babies and their families.
Having picked Chesterfield Royal Hospital’s Neo Natal unit as her charity of choice this year, Zoe has now donated over £1,000 - mainly raised from ticket sales for the Q+A evening , held by former manager Martin Allen and his backroom staff, in May 2018.
This unit has a very special place at the heart of Zoe’s family , as it was where she was born 44 years ago , and where , she believes , her life was saved by the skill of the nurses and doctors on the unit.
Born with cerebral palsy Zoe went on to compete internationally in the sport of Boccia, and won a Paralympic Silver medal in Atlanta in 1996.
Zoe commented:” I would like to say a huge thank you to the club, and their fans for the continued support and these donations. I am so very grateful to the nurses and doctors who kept me alive 44 years ago - without them I wouldn’t be a True Blue!”
Keeley Turner, Matron at the NNU said:” We are very grateful to Zoe for the donation and want to thank her, and the supporters of Chesterfield FC, for thinking of us. It was lovely to see Zoe returning to the unit, and we are very proud that she speaks so highly of her care here 44 years ago. The donation will go towards making our facilities better and to buying items which will make the unit more comfortable for our patients and their families”