Three members of the team were raising money for the unit at the General Hospital because their children had been helped by staff there.
Both the children of Zane and Karen Bailey, of St Brelade, were looked after by nurses at the unit after they were born six weeks premature. Calum, now three, spent the first four weeks of his life in the unit and Hayden (one) spent three weeks there when he was born.
Hayden had to return to the ward when he was ten weeks old after he contracted meningitis.
‘The team worked around the clock for us to keep him alive and to keep him in the Island for treatment,’ said electrician Zane (31). ‘Ann Patterson, the head of the unit, came in on her day off to work a 17-hour shift. The whole team worked so many hours, and we wanted to raise money to give them something back.’
Fireman Alan Bertram’s child was also looked after by the unit, which is why Alan was keen to take part and raise money for the ward.
The team raised a total of £2,790, which was presented to Ann last week at the Airport Fire Service building.
The team of engineers who took part in the relay included Zane and Karen, Peter Page, Dave Ashton and Luke de la Haye. The team of firemen included Alan Bertram, Samantha Horsfall, Jason Quénault, Chris Quérée and Graham Horsley.