The parents of a baby who made his entrance into the world on the side of the A41 in Little Sutton have been gifted a voucher to spend at a local baby shop, after the owner heard about the dramatic delivery.
Two PCSOs came to the aid of Nick and Claire Cushing, who had been on their way to hospital from their home in Halton Way on January 11, when baby Francis decided he was ready to be born right there and then.
Vicky Bennett has owned Baby Boom on Chester Road, which is opposite the spot where Francis was born, for the past 20 years and promptly offered the Cushings a voucher for £100 when she read about their story in the Pioneer .
She said: “Baby Boom has been here for 20 years and we’ve always joked that we’d love someone to go into labour in the shop. You can imagine our excitement when we heard about what happened.
“They were a really lovely family and the baby was lovely and what made it even nicer is that they were already customers of ours.”
Dad Nick Cushing, 29, said: “We’re really pleased. The two ladies at the shop were really lovely. They didn’t have to give us anything. They love babies and they loved our story.
“When you buy online, it’s a bit of a gamble whether it will turn up or if it will fit, but you can go in there and get good service and have a chat.
“We had something on order from there that my wife ordered when we found out about the pregnancy so we put some of the money towards that.”
Nick said the man of the hour Francis was ‘doing really well’.