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Updated on Nov 11th 2012 at 10:54 PM from the JustGiving API

Please donate. #WorldPrematurityDay

Updated on Jul 15th 2012 at 11:05 AM from the JustGiving API

Wow! Thank you Sid for your amazing donation.

Updated on Apr 20th 2012 at 9:25 AM from the JustGiving API

Thank you for your donations. Belle is running the Marathon for @BlissCharity this Sunday!

Updated on Mar 25th 2012 at 10:34 PM from the JustGiving API

Please donate www.justGiving.com/FreddieMcGill

Updated on Nov 8th 2011 at 10:12 PM from the JustGiving API

Whe-hey! £1270 raised for @BlissCharity! We need another £2000 to help save small babies. Please donate @FreddieWM

Updated on Nov 8th 2011 at 1:39 PM from the JustGiving API

@FreddieWM's Just Giving fundraising target, reaches £1240! 36% of the way to our target.

Updated on Nov 2nd 2011 at 10:12 PM from the JustGiving API

Thank you Stuart Nicholls for his massive donation to #FreddieWM's @Blisscharity

Updated on Sep 30th 2011 at 10:17 AM from the JustGiving API

Whoo-hoo. #FreddieWM reaches a £1000 today for @BlissCharity!

Updated on Sep 29th 2011 at 9:25 AM from the JustGiving API

Whoo-hoo. #FreddieWM reaches a £1000 today for @BlissCharity!

Updated on Sep 29th 2011 at 9:24 AM from the JustGiving API

Whoo-hoo. #FreddieWM reaches a £1000 today for @BlissCharity!

Updated on Sep 6th 2011 at 9:20 PM from the JustGiving API

Almost a 1/3rd of the way there. Keep donating to #FreddieWM & @BlissCharity

Updated on Aug 14th 2011 at 10:34 PM from the JustGiving API

#FreddieWM #JustGiving page. Ideas for event so far are 1) Swim Windemere 2) 10k run 3) Pram push across London.

Thanks for taking the time to visit Freddie's JustGiving page.

Freddie is our newborn premature baby boy, born Saturday 21st May 2011 @ 17.42pm, 28 weeks+2 gestation, weighing just 730 grams (1lb 9ozs) - He was born 11.5 weeks premature.

It costs £3500 a day to look after Freddie in Neo-Natal Intensive Care...he was in hospital for 82 days, a total of £287,000! (6 weeks in Intensive Care and 6 weeks in Special Care).

We wish to raise money for Bliss Charity, by making our friends aware of his story; to raise awareness of how common and traumatic, premature births are. Using our experience, we want to help other parents....Freddie's blog does just this and has had over 27,000 readers in 12 weeks....if everybody who read Freddie's story, paid just £1, that would be an amazing unthinkable achievement.

We plan to organise a sponsored charity run or swin in spring 2012...more to follow.

 

 

Background: Prior to birth, Freddie was transferred from Royal Free in Hampstead, London to the NICU (Neonatal Incubation Care Unit) & delivered at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent...the only incubator available, 86 miles away!... We traveled to visit him everyday....& finally, after 35 days & an exhausting 3000 miles, he was transferred to Barnet Hospital, just 4 miles away from home!...Another 6 weeks later, after a total of 12 weeks (82 days) at hospital, Freddie was finally allowed to go home, on oxygen support for his due date - his 0th birthday - on 11th August 2011.

Freddie's website is: http://freddiemcgill.blogspot.co.uk

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Ross, Jenni & Freddie

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Belly Lyles is running the London Marathon for @BlissCharity on Sunday 22nd April. Please donate for babies born too early like Freddie and help us reach our target!

18/04/12 11:58

Raising money for

Bliss, for babies born too soon, too small, too sick

Bliss, for babies born too soon, too small, too sick

Charity Registration No. 1002973, Registered Scottish Charity SC040878

Bliss is the UK charity for premature and sick babies. We offer guidance and information at a critical time in families' lives and we also fund ground-breaking research and campaign for babies to receive the best possible level of care regardless of when and where they are born.

Donations 131

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Donation by Hannah Gilkes on 19/02/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 08/01/14

£1.00

Donation by Foivos on 29/12/13

6,67 €

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Donation by Anonymous on 16/12/13

£5.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 06/12/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

For Freddie and many others out there

Donation by Gill Coles on 16/11/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Thank you for your assistance with our workshop. If only our donation had taken just 5 minutes too.

Donation by ASDAN Limited on 10/09/13

£100.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 26/08/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

It's great to see Freddie doing so well, his story gives hope and positivity to those who don't know the future for their prem babies. Xxx

Donation by Fay Skominas on 06/08/13

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Donation by Anonymous on 03/07/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Debra Wright on 17/05/13

£10.00

Happy 2nd birthday Freddie! X

Donation by The Mooney Family on 15/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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It is a privilege to give to such a worthy cause!

Donation by Chick & Margaret Yuill on 15/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well Done Guys. Best of luck and will be thinking of your wee one.

Donation by James Allan on 05/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Keep up with the good work Ross :)

Donation by Durim Manaj on 29/03/13

£10.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 12/02/13

£5.00

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Thanks for sharing all of your teaching ideas and resources with us. @bobdbob

Donation by Rachel Thomas on 02/12/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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as the mum of a 27 weeker myself I think what you are doing is fantastic, well done

Donation by @susi_elizabeth1 on 02/12/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 01/12/12

£2.00

+ £0.50 Gift Aid

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A worthy cause x well done for everything you have accomplished Freddie :)

Donation by Lynne Moore on 01/12/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 27/08/12

£1.00

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We’re sorry, due to a technical issue your recent JustTextGiving donation didn’t process Gift Aid. Please accept our donation to cover this amount.

Donation by JustTextGiving by Vodafone on 21/08/12

£1.25

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Good luck with the op!

Donation by Matthew Knott on 07/08/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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In memory of Eileen Freeman, who loved me through the challenges of premature birth & childhood. She took pride in me & made me proud to be her son.

Donation by Sid Freeman on 15/07/12

£800.00

+ £200.00 Gift Aid

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Any more fund raisers planned?

Donation by NuHU60SvNUneVAUhFqXHjJ3529a NuHU60SvNUneVAUhFqXHjJ3529a on 03/07/12

£5.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,469.79
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£169.00
  • Total raised£2,638.79
  • Gift Aid£545.75

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