A big thank you from Lindsay and David Fane, and of course baby Leah Jasmine Fane

Steven Fletcher, Stephen Kenworthy and Elaine Gilliland were the first emergency service on scene at 04:21 AM on New Year’s Day, when the team was called to a woman in labour.

Arriving on scene our three team members were faced with a baby girl who had been born (officially!) at 04:17 and went on to comfort mum, dad and the baby up to the arrival of the midwives, and then all were transported to Royal Bolton Hospital in a team Landrover.

Today our Team Leader received a very kind card of thanks from the mum and dad involved, Lindsay and David Fane, and a beautiful picture of baby Leah Jasmine Fane, the first Bolton baby of the decade, at a healthy 7lb 11oz.

In their card, David and Lindsay commented, “we wish to thank you for your help and support after the birth of Leah. You were all very helpful, especially Elaine who checked Leah and Lindsay, and Stephen who I took to the hospital as he would not fit in the Mountain Rescue Landrover. Thank you so much.”

(Our Landrover at the time was full with new mother Lindsay, baby Leah, a midwive, and team members Elaine Gilliland and Steven Fletcher)

The team wishes the whole Fane family all the best for a happy and healthy 2010. (please also see article dated Wednesday 13th January)