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Baby Pops Up At Jumpin Jaks Charity Do

The manager of a city nightspot was, quite literally, left holding the baby after a charity event at the weekend.

Jumpin Jaks' boss Andrew MacLeod had to rush from a fundraising night to the labour ward at Walsgrave Hospital to see his wife give birth to a baby boy.

And the beaming new father will be popping back to make a delivery of his own as the charity evening at the SkyDome based live entertainment bar was, by coincidence, in aid of the hospital's Special Care Baby Unit.

The event raised over 1000 for the unit and MacLeod is thrilled about his new arrival and delighted to hand over the money.

He said:

"Mum and baby are fine and doing absolutely brilliantly - I am just so proud.

"The charity night at Jaks was absolutely fantastic but I am sure everyone will understand why I had to rush off!

"The whole weekend brought the event a bit closer to home for me and made it clear what a worthwhile cause we were serving. We are just pleased that we did not require the services of the Special Care Baby Unit after the birth.

"The staff at the hospital are very grateful for the efforts of the people in Coventry for raising so much money.

"Every charity night at Jaks has had a great atmosphere as people seem to embrace the chance to have a really good time while helping others.

"I have no doubts that we will hold more fundraising evenings later in the year when the revellers in Coventry will come into their own once again."

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