A special gift for this year’s first arrival

Jack Lee Roper with the Duchess of Northumberland, his parents Donna and Gordon, the midwife who delivered him Carol French and members of the Alnwick Hospitals League of Friends. 'Picture by Jane Coltman.
Jack Lee Roper with the Duchess of Northumberland, his parents Donna and Gordon, the midwife who delivered him Carol French and members of the Alnwick Hospitals League of Friends. 'Picture by Jane Coltman.

Jack Lee Roper was the first baby to be born at Hillcrest Maternity Unit this year.

He was born at 10.31am on New Year’s Day.

He is pictured with the Duchess of Northumberland, who presented him with a commemorative plate, his parents Donna and Gordon, the midwife who delivered him Carol French and members of the Alnwick Hospitals League of Friends.