CHAMPION fundraiser Billy Birch has handed over a baby monitor to the Countess of Chester Hospital.
Thanks to the generosity of people in Ellesmere Port, he was able to raise £1,745 to buy the pulse oximeter.
He presented it to staff in the hospital's neonatal unit on Friday.
Dawne Freeman, matron for children and neonatal services, said: 'We are extremely grateful to Billy.
'The oximeter gives us a reading of the oxygen levels in the blood, and is an important guide to the baby's condition.
'It allows for the wriggling around, so it gives an accurate reading.'
Billy, a former Ellesmere Port resident now living in Wirral, thanked Castrol, Octel, Cleanaway, Cheshire police, Mecca Bingo in Birkenhead, Tracy Hunt of Virgin Trains in Liverpool, Yorkshire TV, Granada TV, Everton FC, Liverpool FC, Royal British Legion, Arsenal FC, St Saviour's Club, Urenco, Mr Ireland, Tony Green, John Gavin and many other people in Ellesmere Port for their support.
He was also supported every step of the way by the Pioneer.
Billy said: 'It's a marvellous feeling being able to present the hospital with equipment that is going to help save a baby. I can't thank enough all the people who helped.'
Meanwhile, Billy is still running his Christmas toy appeal in conjunction with the Pioneer.
He is collecting new toys for youngsters up to the age of 16 who are in Moston Lodge and Wards 29/30 at the Countess.
Billy said: 'Moston Lodge is having a party next week and I hope to get enough toys by then. I'd like companies to help me in this quest.'
He thanked Peter Dillon at Mecca for donating two cuddly toys, and Boots in the Port Arcades for donating four cuddly toys. If you have any toys to donate, please bring them into our office at 66 Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port.