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Hours of experience with her own daughter Ruby showed as Charlotte cradled Logan, one of the toddlers she hopes her hospital campaign will benefit
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The Welsh singer, pictured with five-and-a-half-month-old Lacey, says becoming a mother herself has completely changed how she feels about babies in general. "I think once you have a child you become mother to all. It makes you realise how precious babies are"
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Charlotte shows expert touch with poorly babies at fundraiser

28 MARCH 2008
Singing sensation and chat show host Charlotte Church got to put her newly-honed maternal skills into practice as she launched a fundraising drive at the Children's Hospital For Wales.

The showbiz princess - who's patron of the hospital's Noah's Ark Fund - told fellow parents in her native Cardiff that having Ruby, her six-month-old daughter with rugby ace Gavin Henson, had made it "100 times" more important for her to help poorly children.

"It's crazy, I feel much, much more strongly about this appeal," marvelled the TV presenter and singer as she cuddled some of the little patients. "It means so much more when you are a mother."

Speaking on one of her rare public appearances since giving birth in September Charlotte added: "I think once you have a child you become mother to all. It makes you realise how precious babies are".

The £4 million appeal she's backing aims to provide state of the art surgical wards for young patients and an 'open' MRI scanner, which will allow a parent to lie with their child during the scan. Costing £1.5 million, the scanner will be the first of its kind in a UK childrenís hospital, and only the second in Europe.