By Harriet Ernstsons Thursday 10 October 2013 Updated: 11/10 09:52
REDDITCH'S hospital is set to play its part in a world record attempt aimed at improving the health of children and pregnant women across the globe.
A Precious Cargo scroll will arrive at the Alex on Tuesday (October 15) during its tour of hospitals as part a bid to be recognised by Guinness World Records as having 'most signatures on a scroll'.
The objective of the project, organised by charity Motorcycle Outreach which provides motorcycles for use by healthcare workers in developing countries, is to visit as many people in the world involved with midwifery, staring with a tour of UK hospitals and maternity units.
Student midwives Sophie Jackson and Jackie Chavner will be on hand to welcome the scroll to the Worcestershire Royal tomorrow (Saturday) before it is transported by emergency blood bikers to the Alex three days later.
Sophie said: "We got involved in Precious Cargo because we thought it a fantastic opportunity to be part of raising the profile of such a worthwhile charity, whilst breaking a UK and US world record and forging links between the hospitals and their student midwives.
"It is also exciting that out of the current 30 hospitals being visited in the county that the scroll is visiting two of the hospitals in Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, and that in itself is a huge honour."
Visit www.precious-cargo.org for more information.
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