A SPECIAL cot and other equipment will be delivered to Barnsley Hospital’s neonatal unit thanks to a donation from a house builder.

The charity has been awarded £1,000 from the Persimmon Homes Building Futures scheme, which has been giving away the monthly donation to groups and charities working with under 18s.

The donation is expected to contribute to a height adjustable cot and thermometers for the hospital’s recently refurbished neonatal unit.

Jane Mills, from Barnsley Hospital Charity, said: “We are delighted to have received Persimmon Homes’ donation. Our charity is all about providing a level of care beyond that which NHS funding alone can deliver.

“Last November we opened our new neonatal unit for the care of premature and sick babies born at 27 weeks and above. We are now fundraising for additional state-of-the-art equipment.

“Persimmon Homes’ donation will contribute to us purchasing a height adjustable cot and two thermometers. The thermometer may sound a small purchase, but it is vital for the unit and our aim is to have one for every cot.”

Alastair Hart, sales director at Persimmon Homes South Yorkshire, said: “Barnsley Hospital Charity has worked so hard to open the neonatal unit, so we were delighted to get behind their fundraising efforts.”