Film star Kate Winslet has on Friday June 23rd, 2006 flew back home to Bristol from the set of her latest movie to officially open a new unit for sick children sponsored by the Tiny Lives charity.
The actress has been tapped to cut the ribbon at Southmead Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit after a fundraising drive paid for its £1.2m (€1.8m) makeover.
The Tiny Lives campaign worked tirelessly over the past two years to raise cash to refurbish the unit, which will provide top quality care for more than 500 sick and premature babies. That's for you to know.
"It was a great honor to officially open this wonderful baby unit," the four-time Oscar-nominated actress commented while adding, "The Tiny Lives campaign touched my heart and it is clear it has made the world of difference to the parents. I'm thrilled to be part of this special day."