Ant Hill Mob Chapter 1 Raises $1,000 for Car Seats
Newborns at New London Family Medical Center will leave the hospital safely, thanks to a donation from the Ant Hill Mob Chapter 1.
For its annual nine-pin bowling tournament, the local motorcycle club decided to raise money for car seats at the birth center. The philanthropic group also donated stuffed animals to the emergency department. “The club wanted to raise money for car seats because we heard that some mothers leaving the hospital didn’t have one,” said member Karen Heise.
On March 11, the club held a very successful nine-pin bowling tournament at Hilby’s New London Lanes and raised $1,000, which it presented recently to NLFMC for the purchase of car seats.
Sue Jochman, supervisor for the Family Birth Center, said the car seats will be given to families in need at the birth center. She appreciated the generous donation from The Ant Hill Mob. “It means that we’ll be able to help more children in our community to have safe car seats and it will help to keep children safer,” she said.
This donation also came at a good time, said Jochman. Recently, the Wolf River Area Health Foundation funded car seat training for four nurses. “The opportunity to have car seat fittings will allow us to maintain the safety of the children in the event there were to be a car accident,” said Jochman.
Jochman said the stuffed animals were also a welcome donation, noting they help provide comfort to children who are injured or who are with family members who are injured or receiving services due to illnesses. “It’s a small comfort measure for a child who’s scared,” she said.
The Ant Hill Mob Chapter 1 is a motorcycle club with 22 members, both men and women. There is a mother chapter in Manitowoc that has about 100 members. Chapter 1 holds many fundraising events and often gives back to local charities and community members “whether it is money or just helping out when needed,” said Heise. “The Ant Hill Mob is all about giving back to the communities our members live in.”
New London Family Medical Center is a 25-bed, critical access hospital serving New London and nearby communities in Outagamie and Waupaca counties. The hospital, which has been in operation since 1930 and is part of ThedaCare, provides inpatient and outpatient surgery; a 24-hour emergency department; physical, occupational and speech therapies; diagnostic services including laboratory and imaging; pain management; transitional care; and a ThedaCare At Home retail store. ThedaCare Physicians-New London shares the campus of New London Family Medical Center.