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Some fairytale endings are down to our Hewitt Centre

The words of proud dad Mark Colebourn echo the sentiments of many who have become parents after seeking help at our Hewitt Centre for Reproductive Medicine which is the focus of our event on Fertility Treatment to which all are welcome this coming Thursday, July 19.

We are forever grateful to the Hewitt Centre because without them our lives would have been very different. We cant imagine life without our girls," says Mark.

Now the happy parents of twin girls, Nell and Erin, Mark and wife Helen describe their daughters as their fairytale ending, the result of one last try after two previous IVF treatments had been unsuccessful.

The message boards on the Hewitt Centre are full of grateful words like theirs including this one: To the Hewitt Centre - our beautiful daughter is only here through your fantastic care and hard work.

Problems with becoming pregnant cause great distress and heartbreak for many and we are proud to offer today's most advanced and effective treatment options at our Hewitt Centre which is the largest centre of its kind in Europe and the biggest provider of NHS fertility treatment in Britain.

The sort of help that we can offer couples like Mark and Helen will be fully explained at our Medicine for Members Event on Thursday which will involve presentations from our experts and give those who attend an opportunity to ask questions and talk freely about their own experiences. The event is free to all and starts at 6pm in our Blair Bell Education Centre. So if you have any worries or queries around fertility you may get some answers on Thursday and you will definitely get a sympathetic ear.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to encourage Trust members who have received ballot papers as part of this year's governor elections to use their vote. The Council of Governors is an important part of our Trust and it's important that it is truly representative of the community it serves. If you belong to a constituency where there is a contested election then you have a great opportunity to decide who represents you. The deadline for sending your ballot paper in is Friday 27th July.

by Kathryn Thomson

Chief Executive

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