Oh, baby - didn't they well!

A cute calendar featuring babies at Wigan Infirmary has proved to be a real money-spinner for two good causes.

Saturday, 18th February 2017, 6:15 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 9:37 am
Radiographers Emma Christy, who is Nathan's sister, and Bella's mum Natalie Stevenson
Radiographers Emma Christy, who is Nathan's sister, and Bella's mum Natalie Stevenson

Staff from the X-ray department wanted to do something to show their support for two colleagues and their families.

There had been a baby boom among staff, with 12 babies born, so they decided to turn them into stars.

The babies posed for photographs as if they were doing their parents’ jobs and they were used in the “babiographers” calendar.

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The cute images have proved to be a real hit and were bought by people in Wigan, as well as around the world.

Senior radiographer Tom Welton is an amateur photographer and captured the images of the children.

He said: “We have got to the tidy sum of £5,000 with orders coming from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Singapore and Brunei.”

Half the money has been given to the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), which aims to prevent male suicide, in memory of Nathan Christy, 25, from Beech Hill, who died in July. His sister Emma works in the department. The other £2,500 was given to Saving Bella Morris, a charity set up support the three-year-old daughter of radiographer Natalie Stevenson.

Pictured with the cheques are radiographers Emma Christy, who is Nathan’s sister, and Bella’s mum Natalie Stevenson