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5th May 2012. Thank you for your amazing support. You have given our family so much comfort over the last few weeks.This is the poem I wrote for our baby Luna after she died. I read it at her funeral service on the 3rd May. Clint x

Shine On Luna Bliss

 

Turn left at the butterflies

Pass the rabbit as you go

Where a multitude of colours

Will embrace you like a rainbow

 

A world of faith, a world of hope

A world of colours never seen

A world of joy, a world of Love

And eternal moonlight dreams

 

Shine On Luna Bliss

 

As I fell  into your Universe eyes

And you into mine

In your final moments here

I desired only one thing

To come with you

And be by your side

For all time

As my whispers warmed your head

And my tears washed your face

I fought so hard to keep you here

And you fought hard to stay

 

Shine On Luna Bliss

 

I don't know what's out there

My little one

But I do know this

It'll be a far better place

For having you there

As this place you leave today

Is even more wonderful

For having had you here

Just for these few short moments

Which were so, so brief

Like a single beat of a butterfly's wing

 

Shine On Luna Bliss

 

To me

For all time

You will remain

A symbol for all that is pure

All that is good

And all that is loved

Untouched

Your colours will remain

Embracing this world

For our forever

 

So take your tiny hand now

From mine

And  go gently, sweet thing

 

Turn left at the butterflies

Pass the rabbit as you go

Where a multitude of colours

Will embrace you like a rainbow

 

A world of faith, a world of hope

A world of colours never seen

A world of joy, a world of Love

And eternal moonlight dreams

 

And I'll be right there with you

My precious child

I'll be with you...

In a single beat of a butterfly's wing

 

Shine On Luna Bliss

 

All my love forever. Your Dad.

 

xxx

5th April 2012. Our little boy, Hector Angel Boon (5) has never had a haircut. He has the most beautiful long golden wavy hair.

His mummy recently gave birth to his baby sister, Luna Bliss, 3 months prematurely at St Mary's Hospital in Manchester. The hospital is amazing and the staff who look after the babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are the most wonderful people in the world,

They encourage and help mummies of premature babies to do a thing called 'kangaroo care' which is where the tiny baby gets to spend an hour or two lay 'skin to skin' on mummy's chest.

When Hector's mummy got to do 'kangaroo care' with baby Luna for the first time, she said "this is the best moment of my life". It was the first time she got to hold baby Luna even though it was several days after she was born.

She could have sat there forever holding our gorgeous baby to her chest but after a little while, she became really uncomfortable. She had to put baby Luna back in her special bed and didn't get to hold her again for two more days.

Hector's mummy said how nice it would have been to have a really comfy chair in the ward for mummies who need to do kangaroo care with their little babies. The kind of chair that breastfeeding mummies also like to use.

Hector has decided that he wants to raise money to buy some special nursing chairs for the NICU wards by having his haircut and getting people to donate money.

Hector will get his haircut at 11am on Saturday 14th April and we'll take photographs of this special moment. You'll be the first to see the pictures.

All the money raised will be used to buy nursing chairs for the mummies in the NICU wards and (if Hector raises enough money) things for children visiting the NICU to play on (like DS game consoles) while they wait for their baby brothers or sisters to get big enough and well enough to come home.

Thank you for helping Hector, the NICU babies and their mummies.

All our love, the Boon Family xxx

Our little girl, Luna Bliss, passed away peacefully in our arms on the 20th April 2012 in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at St Mary's Hospital in Manchester xxx

Raising money for

CENTRAL MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST CHARITY

CENTRAL MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST CHARITY

Charity Registration No. 1049274

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity works hard to make a difficult time a little bit easier for young and old at our family of six hospitals. We support continuing excellence in treatment, care and research.

Donations 965

Best wishes

Donation by Jim Adams on 11/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Finally managed to donate to your amazing charity xx much much love x cat

Donation by Cat Clegg on 17/03/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Thank u, Mr Boon, for being so supportive. Appreciate your lovely comments to Mr Masters & your kind gesture re: Abi. Shine on Luna x

Donation by Lisa Richardson on 12/03/14

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Your story has deeply touched me. Our daughter Isla spent 8 months in an NNU, she passed away in 2011 when she was 3. http://www.first-touch.org.uk/in-memoriam-article/items/isla.html much love Luna x

Donation by Nicola Roberts on 16/01/14

Hector, you are incredible and have helped so many people. Thanks so much to Clint for the fabulous DJ set, with love from everyone at BIMM Manchester in memory of Luna Bliss. Shine on, shine bright x

Donation by Briggy Smale on 15/01/14

£500.00

Was just thinking about the Boon family, and re-reading Clint's beautiful poem. What an amazing thing you have started, Hector.

Donation by Abigail Amey on 01/10/13

Well done Hector, #shineonlunbliss xxxx much love.

Donation by Anonymous on 20/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

#shineonlunabliss

Donation by Tim Cannell on 01/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 02/08/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

thank you Hector for helping mummies like mine, I was born at 26 weeks at wythenshawe hospital x

Donation by katie stack on 02/08/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Clint please accept our donation from our lovely wedding guests and thank you for your booty shaking set! Lots of love to your gorgeous famiy xx

Donation by Diana Cannell on 10/06/13

£60.00

+ £15.00 Gift Aid

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A small donation in return for a very kind offer to help us Clint. Well done Hector and shine on Luna Bliss. x

Donation by Mike Dinsdale (from Challenge13) on 09/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Wonderful cause that is close to my heart. Big loves xx

Donation by The Berry family on 29/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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xxx

Donation by Leah Byatt on 29/04/13

£5.00

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Love to you all, such a wonderful cause in memory of Luna. xxx

Donation by Claire Smith on 23/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 21/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

My Ritz gig money better spent. From all currently in N.I.C.U. we are grateful and hold Luna Bliss & your family in our prayers.

Donation by Mark Parsons on 29/03/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 29/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Jason Van Haeften on 26/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 24/03/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Towards some toys for 'Luna Land' Shine on Luna Bliss Love to the Boons From the Dawbers xxx

Donation by Denise Dawber on 17/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Such a sad/ touching/ inspiring/ hope filled/ moving story, bless you all

Donation by Kevin Scotland on 17/03/13

Donation by helen little on 09/03/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Our baby boy spent time on the NICU unit and the chairs were a god send. A fantastic cause for an amazing unit. Well done Hector!

Donation by David Andrew on 07/03/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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with love xx

Donation by Anonymous on 06/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£20,648.22
  • Offline donations£1,726.78
  • Text donations£425.00
  • Total raised£22,800.00
  • Gift Aid£3,810.76

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