A PUB landlady is raising funds for the neonatal unit which saved her baby daughter's life.

Jodie Driver's daughter Layney-Mae weighed just 2lb 13oz when she was born nine weeks premature in January.

She spent around six weeks on the neonatal unit at Airedale Hospital.

Now Jodie is staging a fundraiser at her pub and restaurant – The New Quarry House, in Bingley Road, Lees Moor, Cross Roads – as a 'thank you' to the unit.

Next Saturday's (August 13) Quarry Fest all-day live music event, from noon, will feature no fewer than seven bands and seven DJs.

There will also be stalls, a barbecue and bouncy castles.

Tickets – priced £10 – are available behind the bar and from Grind and Groove Records, in Cavendish Street, Keighley, or via ticketsource.co.uk.

Jodie said she wanted to give something back to the neonatal unit for the "amazing" care that Layney-Mae ­received.

And she is keen to raise awareness of pre-eclampsia, a condition that affects some pregnant women and which she had.

The first sign of anything untoward was on Christmas Day last year.

"It was a busy and enjoyable day in our restaurant but late evening I had the worst headache imaginable," says Jodie.

"It eased off then on the Wednesday I went for my 28-week scan/routine check-up. I was told my blood pressure was high and that there was protein in my urine. And the next morning I had a call asking me to go for a check-up as my bloods had come back not right.

"I went straight there and they found that my blood pressure was sky high!

"I had to be on medication for the rest of my pregnancy."

Jodie was admitted to Ward 21 at Airedale and then moved to York Hospital where she spent nearly three weeks, before being allowed home for bed rest.

"But two days later I returned to Airedale for a check-up and my blood pressure was back up and I was swelling a lot more – so they decided to give me an emergency caesarean section and Layney-Mae was born on January 20 at 31 weeks gestation," says Jodie.

"She spent just over six weeks in the neonatal unit and the care she received was amazing – without this we wouldn’t have our gorgeous baby girl.

"Layney-Mae is now over 11lb and doing amazingly well!"

For more about pre-eclampsia, visit nhs.uk/conditions/pre-eclampsia.