1. ITV Report

Celebrity baby pictures among hundreds in hospital mosaic

A mosaic picture made up of hundreds of photos of babies born at Southmead Hospital has been unveiled today [Wednesday].

Three hundred people responded to an appeal which was put out last year by the Shine Together charity based at Southmead Hospital.

The mosaic was unveiled in front of many of the Mums and Dads who donated photos along with babies who appear in the picture. Credit: ITV News West Country

Photographs from as early as 1932 were sent across to be included in the mosaic and £4,000 worth of donations were also received. The donations will be used to help create a new conservatory day room this summer, next to the post natal wards for Mums, Dads, babies and families.

Two famous faces contributed to the mosaic. Actor and Comedian Stephen Merchant sent in his baby photo, along with pictures of his sister and Dad who were all born at the Hospital. Olympic Gold Medal Ice-skater Robin Cousins also visited the unit earlier this year to donate his photograph.

Stephen Merchant's baby photograph which he contributed to Southmead Hospital Credit: ITV News West Country
Stephen Merchant as an adult Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Olympic gold medalist Robin Cousins as a baby Credit: ITV News West Country
Ice skater Robin Cousins as an adult in 1980 Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images