Friday 22 January 2010


A Wigan couple who are the proud new parents to one of the first baby’s born in 2010 have received a generous gift from a local car retailer.

Corkills Volkswagen teamed up with Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh hospital to congratulate its first baby born with a brand new Volkswagen Approved car seat.

Baby Amelia Waterworth was born just 15 minutes after the clock struck midnight, weighing a tiny 6lbs 8oz.

New parents Angela Ellison and Alan Waterworth from Leigh near Wigan said, “We are so proud of Amelia, she is gorgeous and been one of the first baby’s of the new decade, makes her even more special.

“We were delighted to receive the new car seat, it was a complete surprise and we would like to thank Corkills for their generosity. Amelia will certainly be travelling in style.”

Carl Hazelton, brand manager for Corkills Volkswagen, said: “All babies are precious and keeping them safe is every parent’s priority. We were more than happy to support the hospital by to donating the car seat.”

“We wish Alan, Angela and baby Amelia all the best for the coming year.”

Marie Cunliffe, Matron of the Maternity Unit at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust said, “The staff at the Maternity Unit were delighted with the generosity of Corkills, Volkswagen in Wigan with their kind offer of a new car seat for the first baby born in 2010 at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary Wigan.”

“Ms Angela Ellison, who gave birth to baby Amelia at 00:15 hours on the 1st January 2010 and her partner Alan Waterworth are extremely pleased with the gift and the very kind offer from the staff at Corkills.”

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