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£610raised of £500 target by 27 supporters

Weʼre raising £500 to help the Special Care Baby Unit at Rotherham. Donations made before 21/12 will be entered into a balloon race to win a cash prize.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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On January 4th 2016 our little boy Riley was born at Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Riley surprised us all by arriving 6 weeks early and although he was a good weight for his age (6lbs 3oz) the doctors noticed that he was having a few problems with his breathing and would need to be transferred to intensive care.

We were a bit tired and shocked at the time and things got even worse when we were told that there were no free incubators for him at Nottingham and he would have to be taken in an ambulance to Rotherham.

As brand new parents it felt horrible to think that our tiny baby would have to journey so far on his first night.

After leaving the chaos of the QMC baby ward and arriving at Rotherham we quickly realised that this was a blessing in disguise. The team there were fantastic, so composed and professional, keeping Riley breathing properly when the morphine he had been given made him too sleepy to do it himself.

We stayed on the ward for two weeks. The team looked after us as a family in so many ways beyond the care and attention that they gave to our son. From teaching us to change nappies to making a special birthday card for Keira from Riley. Every single member of the team went above and beyond on a daily basis.

We really want to give something back to this wonderful unit in Rotherham, to help other premature babies like Riley and their parents. The ward has suggested that they would like to buy new breastfeeding chairs and so we'd love to raise as much money as possible to help with this.

We are arranging a balloon race to coincide with Riley's 1st birthday, with a cash prize for the balloon that travels the furthest.

We're asking for a minimum donation of £2.50 to be entered into the race. If you'd just like to donate then just let us know that you won't need a balloon entering.

Please leave your name so that we know who to contact if you're lucky enough to win.

Thank you for your generosity,

Greg, Keira & Riley

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  • Greg May

    Greg May

    a day ago

    Greg May

    1 month to go until the big balloon race! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated already. Including cash donations we've almost raised £900 which is amazing and has far exceeded our expectations. If you'd like to enter the race then there's still time! Anything that you can afford to give would go a long way to helping the fantastic baby unit at Rotherham. Thanks again, Greg, Keira & Riley

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  • Greg May

    Greg May

    21 days ago

    Greg May

    A massive thank you to everyone who has kindly donated so far! We've smashed our initial target of £500 which is amazing news and means we can make a real difference to the ward at Rotherham. If you would still like to donate then there's plenty of time and it would obviously be greatly appreciated. In the meantime here's a cheesy corporate success picture...

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  • Greg May

    Greg May

    a month ago

    Greg May

    A massive thank you to everyone who has kindly donated so far. We're almost at 75% of our original target in just over 24 hours which is amazing. We will be posting more details about the balloon race in the next few weeks. In the meantime please keep donating, one balloon is just £2.50! Whatever you can afford to give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again, Greg, Keira & Riley

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  • Cathy Schofield

    Cathy Schofield

    Dec 8, 2016

    Great work guys! xxxxx

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 7, 2016

    £10.00

  • Mathew Robinson

    Mathew Robinson

    Nov 18, 2016

    Great cause! All the best with fundraising. Robbo.

    £20.00

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