A NATONAL signage firm, which specialises in the housebuilding sector, donated more than 20 pairs of acrylic turtle doves to a city hospital unit in support of one of its employees.

North-West-based Sign Build, experts in providing top quality signage to housebuilders, made the donation to Preston Sharoe Green Hospital in support of their graphic designer, Kayleigh Gray.

Kayleigh gave birth to her daughter, Emilia, at just 27 weeks, three weeks after the legal abortion limit and three months before her due date, on December 27th, 2014.

Now, growing fast and full of energy, both Kayleigh and Emilia, with the help of Sign Build, wanted to give something back to the unit. Sign Build used its in-house machines to create 25 pairs of acrylic turtle doves, which were designed by Kayleigh and handed out to parents on the unit with one dove remaining with their baby whilst the other was taken home.

Mark Cowin, director of Sign Build, said: “When Kayleigh asked us to produce the turtle doves, we didn’t hesitate in getting involved.

“The Neo Natal Unit is extremely close to Kayleigh’s heart, and supports numerous families daily so we were proud to get involved and produce something so sentimental and support Kayleigh at the same time.”

Emilia weighed just 1lb 11oz, 5lbs under the average weight for a baby girl and just a few centimetres bigger than a Samsung Galaxy Note mobile phone, and was immediately rushed to the Neo Natal Unit at the hospital where she underwent months of vital treatment and care.

Each tag that is attached to a Turtle Dove reads; Turtle Doves represent love. Keep one at home and give the other to your very special baby, so you will never be far away.

Kayleigh added: “Parents are extremely sentimental during their time at the hospital and this way, although they may not always be on the unit, their son or daughter will always be with them.

“When I asked my boss Mark, owner of Sign Build, to help out, he didn’t hesitate in saying yes and I’m really proud that the company is helping out for something so close to my heart.”


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