Singing to Save Babies

Survive to Thrive – A Candlelit Celebration of words and music from darkness to light.

In November 2010, St Martin’s-in-the-Fields hosted a choral concert organised by leading members of the British property and construction industry to raise funds for lifesaving equipment for the new neonatal intensive care unit at the Da Nang Hospital for Women & Children. The concert opened in darkness, symbolic of the journey from sickness to health from despair to hope. The St Martin’s choir was wonderful, emotion hung in the air and a great sense of hope was generated.

Michael Harvey, Deputy General Director, Mace Vietnam made the equipment donation on the occasion of Da Nang Women’s & Children’s Hospital’s first Baby Day in May 2011.

“On behalf of Mace International I would like to say how proud my company is to support Newborns Vietnam and the Da Nang special care baby unit. I am delighted to see the very tangible results of all the singing that my UK Mace colleagues took part in. When I invited my London colleagues to support our efforts to save newborn lives they never expected to sing, let alone with a world famous choir. I am very proud to present this gift to Dr Xuan, on behalf of all the British supporters of the St Martin-in-the-Fields, Survive to Thrive concert. I hope every time you see this picture you will be inspired by what can be achieved through partnership working and individuals generosity.”

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