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Taking a stroll . . . Gore Health midwife Michelle Scott (left) and lead maternity carer Leeanne Turnbull will have their walking shoes on this Sunday to raise money for a new incubator which will replace this 40-year-old one which has failed its electrical fitness test. PHOTO:SANDY EGGLESTON

Organisers have received an enthusiastic response to a fundraising walk to raise money for a new Gore Hospital transport pod to carry babies needing further medical help.

The event is being organised by Gore Health midwife Michelle Scott and lead maternity carer Leeanne Turnbull.

Ms Scott said about 300 adults had registered for the event so far.

“It’s really taken off,” Ms Scott said.

Social media had helped attract interest in the event.

“People are coming with their kids and their dogs.”

The 5km walk would start at the Gore Kids Hub at 12.30pm, travel to Gore’s Main St and loop back to the hub.

It costs adults $5 to take part and there would be refreshments, including a sausage sizzle, available to buy.

The pod was needed because the former incubator, which was 40 years old, had failed its electrical fitness test.

“It was time for a new one.”

The pod was used to take babies in an ambulance for further treatment.

“The baby has to be safe and secure in the ambulance.

“They need to be kept warm and sometimes they need oxygen.”

  • The 5km walk would start at the Gore Kids Hub at 12.30pm on Sunday.