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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

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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.

Raising money for

Donations 1006

Our girl spent 99 days on the NICU & I've seen what a huge difference this money makes. I think about Luna & the rest of your family every single day, her short life made a huge impact. Love to all

Donation by Nick Sims on 14/04/16

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Boon Army! moooo

Donation by Graham Skinner on 11/04/16

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done Hector! A great cause.

Donation by Phil Wilkes on 31/03/16

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

In memoriam of lovely Luna Bliss

Donation by Julie on 24/03/16

£10.00

Such a touching story and so much strength and love. Shine On Luna Bliss with love from Scooter Sales UK

Donation by Nick Tottman on 21/03/16

£20.00

All The Best xxx

Donation by Elle McGoran on 19/03/16

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Love the pod cast. Shine on Luna Bliss. Great cause. Boon army.

Donation by Paul Eden on 18/03/16

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Shine on, she she she shine on

Donation by Anonymous on 18/03/16

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Thanks

Donation by Simon on 18/03/16

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Craig Martin on 18/03/16

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 17/03/16

#shineonlunabliss

Donation by Goldengreats on 17/03/16

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Great cause. All the best. Boon army

Donation by Traill21 on 17/03/16

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

#ShineonLunaBliss

Donation by Anonymous on 17/03/16

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

RIP yer wee Princess. God Bless and keep up the great podcasts. Well done with this charity!!

Donation by Aupaceltic on 17/03/16

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

All the best to the Boon's. xxx

Donation by Laura Dean on 16/03/16

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Just listened to episode 11 of the podcast, another touching story

Donation by Tony winterbottom on 16/03/16

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Got here via Twitter great cause #boonarmy.

Donation by @pauleden80 on 14/09/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 14/09/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Hope this helps :) Thanks very much x

Donation by ManUtdMrs on 14/09/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

I suspect Hector's hair has grown back by now but hope you can still make use of the donation. Such a worthwhile cause. Courageous people.

Donation by Alison Martin on 11/09/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

On behalf of the kind people who sponsored me for the Manchester 10K

Donation by Rob Snowden on 11/09/15

£500.00

+ £125.00 Gift Aid

Good luck from everyone at Terrace Originals

Donation by Denny on 06/08/15

£30.00

Great cause Clint and thanks again for the boyfriend's awesome cow pic xxx

Donation by Liz on 06/08/15

Just a small gesture to say thanks for helping make our wedding a night to remember. Lots of love and wishes to the Boons, including angel Luna xxx

Donation by Mike & Vic Carruthers on 28/06/15

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£22,290.22
  • Offline donations£1,726.78
  • Text donations£425.00
  • Total raised£24,442.00
  • Gift Aid£4,203.76

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