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LITTLE TED'S APPEAL raising funds to soundproof two rooms on the Delivery Suite at the Sharoe Green Maternity Unit.  The Appeal needs £25,000 to carry out the necessary work and we need our community's help to make this happen.

Thomas Edward Davis (TED) was born sleeping at 38 weeks on the 17th March 2015. Thomas's Father,Spencer Davis is the driving force and founder of The Appeal and has pledged to raise the funds required.  To read more about Little Ted's Appeal and Spencer's story please see our Events page - MAY.

You can help raise the funds for Little Ted's Appeal by giving a donation  :

or click on Little Ted's Appeal logo above

Supporting one of the many events due to take place (see our events pages)

Or by purchasing one of the following from the Baby Beat Shop (which is situated in the foyer of the Sharoe Green Maternity Unit):

Lanyards   £1.99

Wristbands £2.50 

Pin badges  £1.99 

Little Teddies  £1.99


We need knitters to help with making the little Teddies which have become the Little Ted Appeal's logo. If you would like to help, please see our  Events Page July 2015 - Little Ted's knitting pattern  

We will be selling the teddies in the Baby Beat shop and also in the community to raise funds for this much needed cause. 

If you require further details, please contact Karen 01772 524414

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Location of The Baby Beat Appeal

How to find us - by car

From the M6 motorway:

  • Junction 32 off the M6
  • Turn left off the slip-road onto the A6 Garstang Road, heading towards Preston
  • At the second major set of traffic lights turn left into Sharoe Green Lane
  • The main entrance to Royal Preston Hospital is 200 yards on the right
  • Follow the main road around to the rear of the hospital which is a one way system. This will bring you directly to the Sharoe Green Maternity Unit which is the blue framed building.

Car Parking

Royal Preston Hospital has eight public car parks providing 497 spaces; there are also 91 spaces for disabled people. Car parking charges are 3.00 per 24-hour period.

How to find us by local transport

Bus service Preston Bus Ltd operates services from the main Preston Bus Station to Royal Preston Hospital, via routes through local areas.

Taxi Service

Local taxi firms also offer a service to and from the hospital. Free-phones are available at the Preston site to make taxi bookings.

Shuttle Bus Service

The Trust provides a shuttle bus service between Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble Hospital.

Tickets can be purchased from the General Offices, which are located in the main entrances to both hospitals and are open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays). The price per single journey is 1.00.

The bus stops are positioned at the Gordon Hesling Block entrance at Royal Preston Hospital and the main entrance at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital.

The service is subject to available seating and the purchase of a ticket does not guarantee travel on the next available shuttle bus.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust does not accept any liability whatsoever for any property loss or damage incurred or sustained on the shuttle bus service and or during transit. Such property is brought onto the vehicle at your own risk.

Disabled Access

All entrances to the Royal Preston Hospital are accessible to wheelchair users. Within the hospital there are lifts to all wards and treatment areas. Any enquiries with regard to access should be directed to the:

Volunteer Information Desk on 01772 716565 extension 3113.